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GE Refrigerator - TFX22ZR (side byb side)

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Inside wall of freeser section, back wall has defrost ( it is not ice, but snow- Flaky) and that is about 3/8" thk. I remove with my hand and next day, it started to form the frost on inside rear wall. The food content inside the freezeer is not hard anymore.
The blower make noise, ie. it is working, compressor also seems working.

PS: now that I begin to see that the refrigerator section is loosing cooling effect but not that bad.Also, there is no apparent leak from the door gasket.

One of my friend mentioned to replace either timer or heating element. If you think it could be the reason, then how do I access to it ?


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First, fully defrost the unit by turning it off and letting it melt out for 2 days...or take the inside panel off the freezer and defrost it with a hair dryer...(electricity and water do not mix...careful). Allow to dry. Clean the condenser under the unit. Avoid 'window shopping' to keep humidity out of the box. Restart the unit. Look at the compressor's largest pipe. It should frost and then clear to either ice, water or dry out....not continue to stay frosty after about 5 minutes. If no frost at that time, you have enough refrigerant. If this doesn't work for you, then the timer can be accessed from the back of the inside of the fridge cabinet. The heating element is below the coils behind the freezer....Just follow the wires....But...I'm betting my solution fixes your problem.

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