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Refridgerator does not keep cool.Replaced the defrost thermostat and keeps doing the same thing. I have to unplug and thaw for 24 hrs and fridge works again for 2- 3 weeks and i have to repeat the thawing.

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  • Otech May 11, 2010

    Did you replace the defrost timer or the defrost termination disc? any other info like model# will help

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More often than not , when a defrost problem occurs , the defrost heater is the problem . With your G E , the heater is in a glass tube , below the coils . If you replace this , then the defrost timer would be the only part of the defrost system left .

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