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Is the heater timer on ge refrigerators with computer boards, locayed in the computer board? does the whole board have to be changed also? the heater and the thermostat have been changed but, the evaporator coil keeps freezing up.

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There are four things that will cause this problem and they are the defrost thermostat, defrost heater, evaporator thermistor and the main board. This page will help http://appliance-repair-it.com/GE-refrigerator-repair.html

Also yes, the board is the timer.

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the main board that you replaced is just the controller for defrosting.

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