Question about GE J Series 18.2 cu. ft. Top Freezer No-Frost Refrigerator TBX18AABWW
I have a GE TBX18JATJRWH (not sure how old) top mount freezer and the refrigerator section just died on me. The freezer works fine. I checked the front and it was full of dust, which I have cleaned. I checked the rear and the condensor fan is running. I don't see any vents blocked in the freezer (although I didn't open it up). And also I do see a little condensation in the refrigerator on the inside rear near the frige and freezer settings (which are up all the way). Please help
You need to find out if the evaporator fan in the freezer is working. or if the evaporator is all iced up. If the fan is not working you will need to replace it. If the coils are all iced up you have a defrost problem and that will ned to be resolved. Once a evaporator is all iced over air can not pass through it and you will loose your cooling in the refrigerator first. Check the heater and the terminator to make sure they are good. You can use a hair dryer to clear the ice off the evaporator. Once you find the bad part replace it and the unit will function normally
Posted on Jul 24, 2007
I do know that if you place your freezer thermostat at mid temp and not wide open it will help your fridge get colder. The freezer thermostat being maxed out will only rob your icebox of cold air. so try lowering your freezer temp and putting your frig thermostat on max. allow 24 hrs for the change..
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
I have a GE side by side and had the same problem. Upon removing the inside cover I found that there was a substantial amount of ice on the evaporator. Melting with a hair dryer was the short term fix. I have been told, by a reputable appliance repair man, that this is common for GE refrigerators and that the cause is usually a bad defroster heating element. Fortunately you can replace this yourself for about $40.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It sounds like the damper assembly might have failed or be stuck open. The damper is mounted in the left side upper rear corner of the refrigerator section. The damper controls the amount of cold air that comes into the refrigerator section from the freezer.
If you want to repair the refrigerator yourself you should disconnect the power to the refrigerator and remove the 2 screws holding the damper cover to the center wall. Sometimes you can spray the damper with WD40 and free it up.
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