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Defrost problem on GE TFX22ZR

Hi.
I read your recomendations to other users, thus openned the back pannel of the freezer and defrosted the tons of frost that was on all the elements. I have now switched it back on.
1. Where is the defrost switch on this model? I have an ice maker
2. How long after I switched it on will I know if it is defrosting alright or not = how long does it take for the problem to manifest itself?
3. What is the best way to test the swithch?

Thanks,
David

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    SAME PROBLEM AND CAN'T FIND THE SWITCH. I HAVE A SENSOR ON THE COILS . COULD IT BE THE SENSOR?

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I changed the motherboard heating element and the sensor and it still freezes please help my email is mjeffries@philadefender.org thanks

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It will take 60 hours, if you never open the doors. Best way for you to check is get a digital thermometer with a high and low memory and stick it in the very back of the freezer compartment, up against the back wall towards the bottom. When it reads your freezer temp. say between 0 - 10 degree, reset it and leave it go for a couple days. When you see the high memory show 40 - 50 degrees, it defrosted. If the hi memory doesn't go above, say 15 or so, It didn't defrost. Thats the easiest way without having a test board to hook up. defrost cycle is programmed based on number of door openings and average temp, so on so forth. But a maximum of 60 hours. If it goes about three days and doesn't defrost then you still have a problem, and it could take about a week before your fridge temp rises again and start the cycle of not cooling all over again.

Hope this helps out.
Bill

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