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I have a GE Profile side by side refrigerator model TFX27PF. The coils behind the panel in the freezer section do not automatically defrost as engineered. I have to take off the back cover and manually defrost the coils. After defrosting the normal light will come on and remain on for approximately 3 days. Then the def indication will come on in the status window.

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  • Don Kennedy May 27, 2010

    The defrost heating coil does not energize so the frost on the coils builds up. I have to unplug the refrigerator to defrost about every 8-10 days. What components in the electrical circuitry control this process.


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Since you have accessed and defrosted the evaporator coils, check the resistance of the defrost heater, and the continuity of the defrost thermostat. Replace the defrost heater should it read open and the defrost thermostat should it read open. The defrost timer is not working if both the defrost heater and thermostat turn out to be in good operating condition.

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Hello,the problem you are having arouse as a result of ineffectiveness of both the compressor and the all you need to do is just to give them a proper servicing to make sure they are in can also visit the site below for a more comprehensive instruction.

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