On my ten year old TFX22CR, I noticed a rattling sound coming from the freezer. When I opened I saw ice around the back of my freezer. The icemaker was full, so I dumped it and shut off the icemaker completely. I used a hair dryer to melt the ice around the fan. The freezer is cooling just fine, but the ice keeps coming back. Also, I noticed that the water is coming out warmer than usual. Thanks for your help,
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Re: GE TFX22CR Ice Piling up in Back of Freezer
You either have icing that you didn't clear or the unit is low on gas. You might also try cleaning the condenser coils. This is a big problem in cooling.
To check low gas: After cleaning the condenser (!), clean around the piping to the compressor in the back of the unit. Wait at least an hour with the unit shut off. Restart. The larger pipe should begin to frost up. If after about 15 minutes the frosting gives way to: ice, wetness or drying out...the gas level is likely okay. If it stays frosted, you'll need a gas recharge.
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hi look to the back of inside of freezer lower part just above where you saw ice you will see a gap that the freezer drain there a hole in the middle may be cover with ice take hair dryer and melt ice and blow out drain that should do it jim
Well for one thing that unit was manufactured 10 years ago. But it sounds like the defrost drain is clogged and the water is running down the inside of the unit. The evaporator (not condenser) is on the bottom of the freezer compartment. The bottom panel of the freezer comes out. They are a bit of a pain to do, but can be done.
If, the fresh food section is 34- 38 degrees, then the freezer should be cold enough to keep ice cream solid. All of the cooling capability comes from the freezer section. I, personally, would not waste time or money on a ten year old box. Ten years ago it cost $1000, so, the outlay is $100 per year. Dump the old refrigerator and get a new one.
Check to see if there is any frost buildup in
the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice
melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if
is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above
I recently fixed a similar problem with my freezer. I searched first and found this and a few other sites which listed this and wanted to provide input for anyone in the future.
I have a GE GSH25JSRF SS. It is about 3 years old. Several months ago I noticed when the evaporator fan in the back of the freezer turned on it would make an awful howling or whistling sound. Basically sounded like what you would hear from the window of an older house if the wind outside was blowing real strong. It was loud enough to hear on the other end of the house.
I was convinced that it HAD to be the air blowing over the venting or a gap that created that sound. But I read different solutions on the internet and decided to take a chance on simply replacing the evaporator motor and attached fan blade. That solution worked and my house is quiet again, thank god.
I ordered the parts from a supplier on the internet. Keep in mind, though, if you're not real handy it may be more than you bargain for. Might be easier to have a service guy come out.
I'm still not sure exactly what aspect of these parts caused the howling sound. It could be a bearing within the motor or perhaps the fan blade slipping due to wear. Either way, it's fixed now. Just wanted to share. Thanks.