Question about GE Refrigerators
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fridge doesn't get cold enough
you have either a Defrost heater / a defrost timer/ or a defrost bi-metal that is bad. if you post your model # i can look it up and show you how to set it into defrost to see if the heaters are ok
Since you replaced the timer already that leaves two things you need to check set it into defrost if you know how and remove the panel in the back wall of the freezer you should see the heater(s) are on if not check pwr 120vac at the heaters if 0 volts the bi-metal is bad
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
your defrost t-stat is located behind the rear frzr panel. it's a round disk w/ two wires, org/wht. if you see heavy frost built on the rear panel, then you a a defrost. it could be your timer, heater or t-stat. if i knew your model # and can tell you how to advance into the defrost cycle.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
SOURCE: Hotpoint (GE)CTX18GJB not cold
I agree with the tech. if the refriderator isn't frosting it isn't working,their is only 1fan and its in the freezer,The tech could have missed some frost build up that is blocking the air flow into the fresh food section,if he removed all the frost it could take up to 24 hours to get cold ,it should slowly geta bit colder throughout the day,if by tomorrow its still not working have the tech come back and check for frost build up on the vents for air flow into fresh food compartment.
To reiderate their is two types of refrigerators,one that you have to manually defrost and a automatic defrost type where the defrost system which is comprised of the defrost heater,timer&termination t-stat will automatically melt the frost
Posted on Jul 28, 2011
Testimonial: "Old Tech: Thnks for your response. Tempted to open up back of freezer myself - and take a good luck. Barry"
SOURCE: Hi, We are having trouble w/our
This sounds like another defrost system problem. Let's confirm it first. Take a look at the evaporator cover. The evaporator cover is typically located on the back wall of the freezer. If there is a defrost problem there will be thick ice on the evaporator cover. If there is thick ice forming on the evaporator cover, remove it. There are four things that can cause a defrost problem on a GE electronic refrigerator and they are the main board, the defrost thermostat, the evaporator thermistor and the defrost heater. Follow the directions below to diagnose which of the four parts are bad. Since you have new heater and thermostat and were checked OK just follow the steps below:
1. Check the thermistor - Please note that this test must be done before the ice is melted.
a. Locate the connector on the board marked J1 and disconnect it.
b. Using your ohmmeter, check ohms between the 5th wire and the 4th wire. Assuming the thermistor is covered with ice (it should be if you have a defrost problem), you should get around 16.3 K ohms +/- 5 %. If the thermistor is out of range, replace it. Just as a note that most of the time when I see a bad thermistor, it is way out of range typically it will be 2 K ohms when it should be 16.
6. If in step 4 you get an open circuit then you know the problem is the defrost thermostat or the heater. Follow these steps.
a. Melt the ice and locate the thermostat and the heater.
b. Take a look at the thermostat and compare it to the ones in the picture below. If it looks like the bad thermostat, there is no need for testing. Just replace the thermostat.
c. Remove the heater and test it with an ohmmeter. It should be around 15-25 ohms give or take and if not replace it. If the heater tests ok, replace the thermostat.
If the heater, thermostat and thermistor check out ok, replace the main board.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2011
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