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Freezer GE model tfx25nrdaww has a freezer problem. When unit defrosts it condenses water and cubes begin to melt. Then after defrost it freezes condensate and ice cubes together. Motor to move ice out is frozen also. Refrigerator works fine. Is the freezer fan suppose to operate during defrost cycle?

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    I have GE SSS25KFMDWW with the same symptoms except I'm not sure whether the freezer fan runs during the defrost cycle. I'll check. To me it appears the defrost cycle is too long. How long should the defrost cycle be, and how often should the defrost cycle occur? What is the maximum temperature the freezer should reach in the defrost mode?

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If the freezer is in defrost then the freezer fan should be off. Only on the electronic will the freezer fan come on in defrost but the freezer door has to be held open for 3 min before the fan comes on

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