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GE Frig model TFX20JRBK ww with icing on freezer

GE Frig model TFX20JRBK ww (serrial DZ266727) with icing on freezer back wall. Frig runs a lot. Fix it or buy a new one?

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  • lalo_1948 May 11, 2010

    One of 3 things. Defrost timer could be bad but most likely it is the defrost heaters in the freezer

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I would suggest fixing it . You only have 2 parts in the defrost system . A timer , and the defrost heater which comes with the bimetal , pt . # WR51X10031 .Most probable , is the defrost heater . You will need to remove the rear inside freezer panel , and defrost the coils with a hair dryer . After defrosting , 2 screws hold each ( 2 ) heater on , ant the defrost thermostat , just clips onto the top of the coils .

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Nov 18, 2009

    The heater kit , runs about $ 60.00 . Also , it may have changed recently , from 2 heaters to 1 ( but still , with the defrost thermostat ) .

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    Rex Bahr Jan 26, 2017

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I posted this on another problem, but this may help you too.
Check to see if there is frost on the back panel of the freezer.
If there is try solution below:
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I had a similar problem. The frost in the back is an indication that your coils are frozen. This could be from food packages falling out of the freezer drawers in the back and blocking the air circulation vents or maybe the freezer door was not closed completely and letting moist/humid air in and freezing the coils.
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