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Your parts diagram for the TFX20 is on this page

My TFX20JRBKWW Model Overview from PartSelect ca

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Your model does not have defrost timer, instead the defrost is controlled by Main control board located on the back of the fridge..
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If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.
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Older fridges use a defrost timer to control when the fridge goes into defrost. Yours is a newer model and uses a control module which controls all of the fridge's functions including defrost timing. It does not have a defrost timer. It cost around $150. But I would check the defrost element first. A lot of problems with the defrost are usually a burnt out heating element. Use a meter and check that the element is not electrically open.

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Good day,
The defrost system has failed. It is made up of a timer, defrost thermostat, and defrost heaters.
The timer is located behind the light guard in the fridge compartment.
The heaters and defrost thermostat are located in the freezer compartment, behind the back wall.
To test,
1. With the machine running, in the fridge compartment, pull off the thermostat knob, and then unclip the light guard.
The timer is behind the panel exposed, but has a hole to insert a small screw driver to advance the timer.
Turn the timer clockwise until the machine shuts off. Wait 45 plus minutes. If the machine turns itself back on the timer is good.
If not, remove the panel, and install a new timer.
2. If the timer is O.K. then the problems are in the panel on the rear of the freezer compartment.
Unplug the machine, and remove the rear panel. Allow it to defrost.
There are two quartz radiant heaters, one located on the bottom of the evaporator coil, and one half way up. There is also a defrost thermostat clipped to the top of the evaporator. It is a round disk about an inch in diameter.
Purchase and replace all 3. You may need wire nuts to splice wires together so purchase them as well, when getting the other parts.
Go slow, the heaters are easily damaged or broken if handled roughly.

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