Question about GE Refrigerators
GE TFX22ZFB side by side refrigerator. In freezer compartment defrost heating element is at bottom of evap. section with cooling coils above. At the top is the evap fan. A panel covers the coils which ducts the air flow over them. Freezer section has two ports (one at top & one at the bottom) into the refrig section. The bottom allows circulation into or out of a Meat crisper and then vents into the main refrig compartment. The top vents into the cooling control panel then into or out the refrig.compartmt. At present, the evap fan pulls air from the bottom of the freezer section thru the fan blades and then has to possible routes (the first back into the freezer section and the other thru the upper port to the control panel). Very little air flow can be detected into the frig. section. ? What is the proper air flow direction??? Refrig was purchased from used appl dealer several years ago but tenants have periodically complained about refrig not keeping refrig section cool enough. Note: I am aware of setting to manipulate the cooling process. 1. Freeze up not the problem. 2. Port restriction between sections not problem. 3. evaporator cooling ok. 4. evaporator fan works great. a. Heating coil between door panel seem a bit hot. Can't find the energy saver switch. Thanks for any knoeledge.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like you have a defrosting iss\ue here, ther is aduct on the left sideof refig wall perhaps 3/4 the way down usually behind one of the crispers its frozen over with ice not allpwing fresh food air to properly circulate, l;ook to the bottom of your freezer on the back wall is there ice on the panel?? if so your not deforsting properly there satech sheet underthe kickplate showing basic wiring and trouble shoooting guide as well
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
good then go ahead and ohm out the sensor and the relays to see if the resistance is close to the normat. 70 degrees is roughly 1000 ohms. relay you are lookling for continuity or open. then you can also ohm the fan motor too. let me know what you find;.that will determin whts bad and whats good
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
That was excellent description of the problem! Nice diagnosis, too!
The Adaptive Defrost Control board is located in the control section. It's part # is 4388932. I made this little diagram for you to assist you in gaining access to it.
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Posted on Apr 03, 2009
you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
I just worked on a FF801W which is supposed to be very similar. The defrost heater in mine was of the glass tube type and located under the evaporator. There was a bimetal thermostat clipped to the top of the evaporator and a thermal fuse (sealed in a clear plastic tube) nearby. The connections were behind a little plastic cover (2 screws) in the back wall just above the evaporator.
Mine was iced up like yours and I had to defrost it with a hair dryer. All the defrosting parts in the freezer compartment turned out to work so I now suspect the defrost timer (down by the compressor). I've marked it and I'm waiting to see if it's turning.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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on Jul 06, 2009 | GE J Series 18.2 cu. ft. Top Freezer...
When the freezer section gets cold and reaches
its required cooling temperature, after that the frost on freezer section
starts defrosting and the cooling fan in the freezer section blows this cool
air from freezer to fridge. But if the defrost cycle does not start then over
ice will get collected on freezer ventilations and that will block the
air passing section from freezer to fridge, so the freezer gets cool but fridge
section does not cool.Its defrost problem. Try
manual defrost by unplugging the refrigerator from main power outlet
for 24 hours then reconnect it and check, if the same problem is noticed again,.
If yes then its defrost board problem. The defrost board located in the back of
fridge section. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com or from
online sears part site. ------------- Thank you.
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