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Rear back panel on the inside is completely coverd in ice. Pop has exploded because it is too cold, yet thermostat is set low.. I have turned it off to "defrost"...is that all i need to do?

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The thermostat is bad, replace.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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My ge tfx30pp is not staying cold after running it on a generator for a week


Is the compressor kicking on and off? Is the freezer working OK?

Nov 14, 2011 | Refrigerators

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We don't know if number 1 is colder or number 7 is colder on the cold dial inside the frig. Thing in the frig seem to get really cold to the point pop cans will explode. We need to know if 1 is cold...


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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Aug 11, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Freezer works but frig not cooling


if you were to reach your hand towards the rear inside the fridge area can you feel cold air blowing into the refrigerator side if not this could either be due to the fan inside the freezer area not working or there is a small door that is controled by a thermostat inside the ceiling of your refrigerator this thermostat when it reaches a tempreture that is to warm it opens a small door in the rear that connects to the freezer allowing cold air to come into the refrigerator side when the refrigerator becomes cold enough the thermostat then shuts the door. You could also have a defrost issue inside the freezer area in which u would need to remove the rear panel in the rear of the freezer in order to assure you did not have this issue. If you remove the rear panel and you see any ice build up on the evaporator coil (note this is also where the fan that blows the cold air into your refrigerator is located)you would have a defrost issue. If you remove that rear panel and find any ice build up message me back and il instruct how to fix but first check to assure you have air blowing into the refrigerator side. If you dont then you have to diagnose which is causing the issue either the fan which you could hear if you listened inside of the freezer area or the door itself is not opening due to a malfunction with the thermostat if you have any further questions message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully conlcuded to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations Thanks
Rick

Jun 24, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Freezer & fridge warms up on average every 6-8 weeks. Remedy turn off and leave 24 plus hours with doors open. On turning on the fridge and freezer cool down again to operating temperature....


Good day,
That's too long a period, for a normal. defrost system failure.
You'll have to wait until it quits, then remove the rear panel and look for ice (not frost) building up somewhere in the freezer compartment.
I have solved similar problems on this model, by replacing the defrost thermostat with a GE 60 degree thermostat, and a WR9X330 GE 6 hour defrost timer to get this model to defrost completely.

It's also possible that the refrigerant charge is slightly low, causing the defrost thermostat not to reach a cold enough temperature to perform a good defrost cycle. (building ice over a long period of time).

Make sure Freon 12 was used when replacing the compressor.
Some substitutes caused the evaporator coil to act as if it was
slightly low on charge.

Nov 08, 2009 | Westinghouse Refrigerators

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Panel is hot and freezer does not work!


Check the condenser fan underneath the unit accessable form the back behind the cardboard cover. It should be running when the compressor runs. OR Check the evaporator behind the rear cover inside the freezer. Check for ice build up. . Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control

Sep 09, 2009 | Freezers

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Freezer has slight frost built up. Fridge is only slightly cold - set on 7. It is 5 years old. What might the problem be?


Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up heavily because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

Aug 29, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Ice cube maker


We need to check the defrost timer first. It's located inside the fresh food compartment and inside the control panel. There should be a small opening through the panel that you can place a flathead screwdriver. Turn slowly clockwise until the refrigerator compressor stops. Leave it alone for about 30 minutes. If it does not restart then the timer is bad and will need replaced. If not then we need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear panel inside the freezer and inspect the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. Let me know when you need more assistance, Thanks Sea Breeze

Timer part number may depend on if the model is correct listed above your post. Part # 68233-3

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Jun 18, 2009 | Maytag PTB1954GR Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Either side getting cold


Sorry - maybe I did not exactly understand . Anyway the cooling coil is inside the rear of the freezer and cold air for the fridge is blown from that area for cooling. You need to remove the rear freezer cover panel to check the coils for an ice buildup which stops the air flow and cooling.
If you see no ice then you may well be low on freon and most certainly have a leak. Removing the back will give you access to check those coils for a leak also.
To check freon pressures you need to buy a Bullet tap or two which clamp on the high and low side of the compressor and pierce the pipe like a ice maker water tap except the Bullet tap has aconnection for freon test and refilling hose

May 07, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Fridge part is not cooling; freezer is frosting up


your ref. has a defrost problem.you will need to take back panel off inside freezer and take your hair dryer again and defrost the system.then you can check your heater,thermostat which is located at top of coils that were defrosted.sometimes the thermostat will pop and not allow it to go into defrost and you need to check defrost timer.

Mar 12, 2009 | Refrigerators

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