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Quit cooling and frozen solid

We have a 16 year old GE side-by-side that just quit blowing cold air. It ran constantly. The tech we had come out said to defrost it and then plug back in and it might hold out til he gets in a new defroster motor which will be $150. We did defrost it and now it's working great. Do we really need this part after all? Thank you-Kim

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  • franktalk May 11, 2010

    In less than a month or so,the ice will start to build up again and your problem will be back. You need a defrost timer for a frost free unit

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Yes you do... unless you want to manually defrost it every 2 weeks...the frost will come back about 2 weeks or sooner... you can change the defrost timer your self if you are handy...

let me know what you find... i can help you

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