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Late model GE top freezer/refrigerator operates correctly for several days and then compressor cuts off and completely defrost for one day and then comes back on and works fine untill it decides to do it again.

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SOURCE: refrigerator internal coils freezes

Shinmo, sounds like your defrost heater went south. Find out for sure. In the back there is a main board. Remove the cover, take a jumper wire with alligator clips. There will be a blue harness, 3 terminals on the board. The board will say, Line, def, comp. Jump line to def. You are now sending 120V. to the defrost heater. pull the back cover and see if the heater is coming on. If not, check for voltage at the wires connecting to the heater. If you have the 120V. replace the heater, part wr51x10055. If you don't have the voltage, it's the board. Catriver.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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SOURCE: GE SIDE X SIDE Dispenser problem

Sound like maybe a dispenser board short... you could try taking of the top hidge cap on the freezer side unplug the power to the board there for 30 minustes or so plug back in and see if it can reset to default and try that before u have to change board

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Frozen Freezer Coils

all of the above the heater is on the coil you will seethe wires the therm. is on the top of coils timer could be at lower back of refrig.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezer/refrigerator compressor running constantly

th ebi-metal is a thermostat which shuts the defrost heater on/off, but doesnt actually put the unit into defrost. if it were bad the defrost heater would never go on resulting in massive build up of ice on back wall of freezer, and noticable refrigeration sect. cooling.. dont know how you know the compressor never shuts down, but if that the case perhaps you have a sealed system/ freon issue. try removing the back panel of freezer section and check the evaporator coil. you shuld have an even frost pattern over the entire evap coil. if theres just frost over the top 1or 2 coils, and the rest of coil is shiny aluminum , thats an indication of a sealed system issue.( 5 year part warr by manufacture) def not a do it yourself issue...but that would,, depending on extent of restriction/loss of freon,, cause freezer to freeze and defrost eratically,and the compressor would be running constantly trying to achieve a good stable temp

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: refrigerator Compressor hot to touch & fridge/freezer not cooling

you need to do an amp draw with your meter,clamp the run wire on the compressor,you should get 2-5 amp reading,any higher means the compressor is going bad,also should be a locked rotor amp(LRA) reading on comp.-mike

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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I have a GSS25LGPA side-by-side that the freezer completly thaws then freezes back a day or so later, then 3-4 weeks later it does it again.


could be 1 of 2 problems ...there is a defrost terminator located on the coil itself that when the timer gets to the stage it checks for temperature and if cold enough it will go into defrost cycle. this could be bad.... 2nd it could actually be the defrost timer ...if this unit is 2001 or newer most likely has a pd board that works the defrost cycle and compressor operation...the board itself is bad and needs to be replaced... some models still have the old style defrost timer with gears in them either located on bottom of unit in front or inside the fresh food refrigerator compartment up top near the lighting assembly.....hope this helps fairly easy to repair....

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Freezer is not keeping cold


Hi.

Listen to the compressor.
If the compressor works try performing a complete defrost.
If the fridge restarts working and stop cooling after days or weeks, then it was the defrost system. Defrost thermostat and other parts in evap must be tested.
If the compressor never comes on, then the compressor is shot.
Other problem is gas leak.

Check compressor and try doing a defrost first.

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Fridge compressor keeps working all the time


Check the thermostat bulb in the freezer section. If it is encased in ice defrost for 24hrs. If this does not correct it fit new thermostat, but take care not to damage bulb or tubing it is gas filled.

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Coils freeze up, replaced thermostat, defrost unit, mother board, only marginally works when set on 2-3


It is normal for the coils to frost evenly all over but if it's not defrosted it will build up preventing proper cooling. After replacing your defrost components make sure the frost is being melted. The motherboard determines when to defrost based you your use of the freezer/fridge. It should defrost from once a day to once every two or three days.
Is the fan in the freezer running? It won't cool right without it. It should run when the compressor runs.
Are the coils frosting evenly? Uneven frost means it is low on freon and requires a tech to repair.
Is the fan underneath the fridge near the compressor running when the compressor runs. If not It won't cool properly.
Does the compressor ever cut off as it should when it reaches the selected temp.

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Freezer & fridge warms up on average every 6-8 weeks. Remedy turn off and leave 24 plus hours with doors open. On turning on the fridge and freezer cool down again to operating temperature....


Good day,
That's too long a period, for a normal. defrost system failure.
You'll have to wait until it quits, then remove the rear panel and look for ice (not frost) building up somewhere in the freezer compartment.
I have solved similar problems on this model, by replacing the defrost thermostat with a GE 60 degree thermostat, and a WR9X330 GE 6 hour defrost timer to get this model to defrost completely.

It's also possible that the refrigerant charge is slightly low, causing the defrost thermostat not to reach a cold enough temperature to perform a good defrost cycle. (building ice over a long period of time).

Make sure Freon 12 was used when replacing the compressor.
Some substitutes caused the evaporator coil to act as if it was
slightly low on charge.

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GE Model tfx24f defrost not working.


Replace the defrost heater and defrost thermostat located behind the freezer panel inside the freezer compartment.

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Unknown water leak from the ice maker, thus freeze build up


the frost on the back wall tells me its not defrosting.this will happen 2 to 3 times a day.if defrost system working their would not be frost.hencethe term frostless.to con firm this sence you defrosted this unit it should work in all ways for a day or 2 lets stop here and you let me know what happens

Dec 31, 2008 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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My freezer's defrost systems runs constantly


i dont think so i would look at the compressor kicking out on thermal overload or a faulty thermostat thermostats have two settings cut in cut out your cut in could be bad and not turning the compressor on till the temp reaches melting temps now if your hearing a click buzz then you need to look at the compressor and make sure the compressor fan is running but its not a defrost promblem

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i suspect a faulty defrost heater/thermostat or defrost timer. any other questions you can e-mail me @ hvac.tech7872pr@gmail.com

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Constant clicking from freezer fan that won't start


Could be the defrost cycle is not running properly and the fan has ice on it. 

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