Question about GE Refrigerators
I replaced a broken defrost timer on a GE fridge (around 23 years old...model number TBXK18KJB freezer on top).Now, every time it kicks into defrost mode, it trips the circuit breaker.
Hi, it sounds to me, either you have a bad circuit breaker (the breaker
itself); or you have a bad motor or compressor in the fridge. If
possible try plugging the fridge into a different outlet. (If you use
an extension cord to do this, make sure it is a thick gauge, in order
to not cause an increase in amps through the smaller cord.) This should
tell you rather quickly if the problem is with the breaker or the
fridge. If it does turn out to be the fridge, you will probably find it
is cheaper to replace a fan rather than the fridge, but the compressor
(including installation) would probably cost more than a new fridge.
(depending on how "fancy" it is)
It could be the compressor,contactor/overload,main control board bare wire,shorted defrost bar or control, have some one check the plug with an ohmmeter and see just how shorted the unit is
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
The problem is the defrost timer you just replace on your refrigerator, you will need to check the ratings on the broken defrost timer to ensure it matches the ratings on the present defrost heater on your refrigerator, beside, you will need to test the continuity on your present defrost heater to see if the voltage rating is ok, because, if it can be tripping the breaker off while it kicks into defrost mode signify that the present defrost heater is not compatible with your refrigerator, it is either it is not well wired or fixed, and if it is, then, it means the defrost timer voltage rating is low compare to the former, you will need to get exact specification as the the broken one.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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