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After appx 3 days it freezes up like the defrost function not working.. i opened the freezer panels and manually defrosted. and it accured again.. this time i checked the resistance of the heater and it was good.. it is a ge tbx24z series..any suggestions on the next parts to check... thanks

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  • kevin butler Sep 12, 2010

    i did notice while the temp selector was in off position.. the front of refridge got hot... i take it it has a front heater... then turned on fridge and it did cycle off when got to right temp...listened real close and i could hear the timer working...i did not jump out thermostat on coil but did just order part due to fridge put back together...will let u know shortly....thanks

  • kevin butler Sep 16, 2010

    i tapped on the thermostat and unit is working properly it did defrost.. got new part in so installed... thanks for the help

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If the defrost cycle stoped working, your coil would load up with ice and your freezer would start getting warm. Once you have a blocked coil, you lost total cooling in your freezer.As you mentioned that the heater is checked ok.then also still if the heater is not getting that required heat then it will not start the defrosting procedure,There is a cycling thermostat connected directly to your evaporator coils (behind the back wall in your freezer) that will probably need to be replaced.part number is PS303547 and can be ordered at partselect.com. Cost is about $10.------------ Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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    raj somaiya Sep 12, 2010

    Yes keep updated.

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