Question about GE Refrigerators
Have a GE side by side. Model on back says TFX22PME. The coils in the freezer continually freeze up. Does not appear defrost is cycling. The fridge part will not stay cold. Milk goes bad in less than 3 days. I need to know WHAT part needs to replaced so that my defrost cycle will work properly. Thank you
Pull the temp dial off inside the fresh foods section and then take the plastic light shield off. You should see a hole in the metal control housing now, on the right side, about the size of a nickel. There is a plastic part in there that you can turn with a flat blade screwdriver. Turn it very slowly clockwise until you hear a click. (Refrig should now be in defrost) If refrig turns itself back on before an hour is up, timer should be OK and I'd check the defrost heater WR49X391 for continuity. If refrig takes a hour or more and has not turned back on, manually turn the part again slowly until it clicks again and the refrig begins to run again. Order a new defrost timer WR9X502. Doors left open or bad door gaskets can also frost up a refrig and would require appropriate action to correct those situations.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Hi. the Defrost timer assembly has failed. simply replacing this timer will fix the defrosting issue.
Concerning the refrigerators cold control. this is caused by a malfunctioning Temperature control assembly. simply replacing this device will fix the erratic cold control.
Now, i would inspect the compressor for its operational value before purchasing a temperature control assembly. If the compressor isn't cycling on and off and if it is making a very loud noise or pinging, this will confirm compressor failure. you will have to replace the compressor in this case.
If the compressor is coming on in a cycle and powering off without any abnormal noises, this will confirm temperature control failure. replace the temp control assembly in this case.
I will post the parts need below so that you may order the affected parts on line if you choose.
Temperature control assembly.
Defrost timer module.
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Posted on May 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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