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Defrost timer sticking

I need to replace the defrost timer in my refrigerator. I found the DEFROST THERMOSTAT, but not the timer. My model is a GE. The number is GTS22KCMBRBB. Can you locate it for me in the diagrams because I can't.

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Your model doesn't have a defrost timer. Everything is controlled by the main motherboard in the back. The ONLY way to get an acurate diagnosis is to call GE FActory Service at 1-800-432-2737. There is proprietary software and the tech will be able to plug in a laptop to your refer to find out what is going on. No other companies have this or have access to this software. By the way that deforst thermostat you think you found isn't what you think it is. It looks like one but it only a saftey device. Trust me...!

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