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I have a GE TFX28PB with an FF error light.

My GE TFX28PB Side-by-side refrigerator shows an FF error light. occasionally, the "Warm Temp" light shows. The fridge side is warm, but the freezer side is cold (although not cold enough to freeze a bottle of water).

I read somewhere it may be the defroster system may have a problem, or maybe the cooling fan. I don't know anything about refrigerators, but I'm very handy with tools, and very DIY inclined. with some guidance, I would be able to fix and replace any part. I have all the necessary tools too (including a multimeter). If you can include a link to a service manual, or some type of illustration or diagnostic guide, that would be very much appreciated (by me and anyone else with this similar problem).

Please help!

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FF probably stands for "Frost Free". Yes. Your defrost circuit must have a temp sensor to tell it when the defrost is working. And for your fridge...it isnt.

The warm fridge/barely cold freezer are both common symptoms of extreme frosting of the cooling coils.

You need to manually defrost this unit and replace the defrost element and/or the controller board/power supply. You can buy them pretty cheaply online. Replacement is a lot easier if you just shut off the fridge and let it come to room temp before removing the coil cover.

Go to the GE website and get an online diagram of your fridge so you can see where the parts all reside. If you timer is mechanical it should have a way to manually trigger it to confirm the heater element works. IC based boards need special commands to go manual.....but you should be able to get this info from GE.

Good luck and be careful.

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