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GE TFX20SA back wall of freezer freezing (snow like more than ice) we took the fridge apart about a month ago and blew out and let everything behind the back panel melt as it was frozen solid, it then worked fine for about 3 weeks then started freezing on the back freezer wall again, stuff is not staying as cold also. Fridge is about 10 years old. Is there a way to defrost it? Not the most skilled repair person on my own. thanks

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CLICK HERE for an expanded view of your freezer section.

Can you see the evaporator fan moving when it is plugged in?

Otherwise your defrost timer has failed.
#257 in THIS diagram
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CHECK DEFROST TIMER, CHECK HEATING ELEMENTS @ EVAPORATOR. BUT SURE MUST BE THE DEFROST TIMER. TO CHECK TIMER, IF IS MANUAL U CAN USE A SCREW DRVER TO TURN IT, IF IT DOES NOT DEFROST IT`S THE TIMER. NOW IT IF TIMER IS A ELECTRONIC TYPE, THAT CAN`T BE TESTED MANUALLY. REPLACE IT TO PRENET ICEBUILD UP @ EVAPORATOR.

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There can be three issues: defrost heater (part WR51X10101), defrost thermostat (part WR50X0122) or control unit (part WR09X0122).
Check the heater first, use the tester, it shoud measure '0' (resistance 26 Ohm - it was 'infinity' in my case, i.e. it it was the culprit). You can buy it from AP Wagner (http://www.apwagner.com/).
If that happens again, replace control unit, then try thermostat.

hope it helps.

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