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Mine freezes up and I too have to use a hair dryer about once

A week and my heater DOES come on but very late in the game, so to speak....do I to need to replace mine or is there something else I can try or look into

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    James Hilton May 11, 2010

    If your defrost heaters wait about coming on, I would normally say you might need a defrost timer. Although I have never ran into this problem. They either come on, or not. But after reviewing the breakdown of your model unit, I can't say that with any certainty. I have been in this business for over 20 years and attended many schools during all this time on what I thought was every unit made until today. I am even a factory repair company for GE. They have not sent any information to me informing me of this unit. By doing their factory warranty work, they are to keep companies like my own, informed about all new units they put on the market but I have never seen a refrigerator configured like yours. I am now going to contact GE to get the schedule of class on this configuration unit. This is something I have never had to say in all these years but here it is. "I'm sorry, but I can't help you at this time. If I were to try and give you any advice or solution, It would'nt even be a good guess at this point". I can't believe all the sensors that are in this unit. I'm so glad you posted this because I would have hated to have ran into one of these at a customers home. Again, I'm apologize for not having any answer for you. Good luck.

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http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control. Since your heater does come on but not when it needs to I suspect the electronic control.



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