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How to install a defrost timer on a GE side-by-side refrigerator

I know where the defrost timer is located but I am not sure how to remove other parts without damaging something else.

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    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Defrost timer

http://www.us1internet.com/FRS24XGCW2_141846.htm

The above URL will take you to an exploded view of the controls. Look at number 23 which will be located behind toe plate below door on the left side. That is the defrost timer. Rotate the clutch head screw Clockwise SLOWLY until you hear a loud click. That is the defrost timer starting the defrost. If the unit restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not take place you problem is most likely the defrost thermostat.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Problem auto defrost refrigerator

loaded question any COULD be bad a volt ohm meter will tell you whitch one is bad

if this is a ge sxs i would check the defrost heater first

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

SOURCE: red glow (from defrost heater?) at bottom of rear panel in freezer

This is from the GE Appliance "Knowledge Database" Web site:

Refrigerator - Explanation Of Red Glow

In a no frost refrigerator, the defrost timer activates defrost heaters in the evaporator section (rear of freezer) which heat up and melt the frost off the evaporator coils. This process lasts for approximately 25-45 minutes and usually happens up to twice a day.

During this time, there will be no running sounds, no fan noise, and you may hear water dripping or sizzling as it hits the heaters. On side by side models, you may even be able to see an orange glow at the bottom of the freezer.

This is normal.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag PBF 2255 HEW refrigerator defrost timer location?

These look like schematics that might help you.
http://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelSearch.aspx?ModelNum=PBF2255HEW&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=1

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: how to change a ge refrigerator light bulb

It snaps in place by lifting the plastic cover. Then when you replace push it in then down. It has two tabs one on each end.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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If your model you listed is a TFX27PRBWW it will have a defrost timer located in the fresh food compartment and behind the controls. It's location is 257 in this photo HERE I would like you to turn the timer clockwise slowly until youi hear the compressor and fans stop. This should put the refrigerator into defrost if the defrost heater is still working. Did you hear any crackling or sizzle when place into defrost this way? Wait up to 35 minutes for the timer to come out of defrost and it should restart the refrigerator compressor and fans. If it does not come on automatically then simply turn the timer slowly clockwise again until they do restart. If you need to turn timer again to start refrigerator you will need to replace the timer=> WR9X489 Defrost Timer
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