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Refrigerator side will not stay in a safe temperature. Is there a the defrost switch and where is it?

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Yes depending on the make and model number. It may be located in the housing which contains the cold control or it may be located behind the kick plate.

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Not sure there is a manual defrost switch. Look at the link below for defrost switches for your model. On some refrigerators, if you set the temperature switch to off and unplug then plug in the refrigerator it will force the defrost mode; then unplugging and plugging again will reset the mode.

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The temperature for the fridge and freezer will not stay constant. Why?


I would think first of the defrost termination thermostat malfunctioning.
This would vary the defrost time since it regulates the defrost time by temperature.
This is the most common failure in fridges next to start relays.
It is a two wire item in the freezer section which is clipped onto a tube. It senses
line temperature and turns off the defrost element when that temp is reached.
Should be located in the freezer section behind the back panel. Model and serial
number should be inside the refrigerator compartment, Part should be available
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My fridge side by side the freezer develop a lot of ice in the back and wont defrost it supposed to defrost by it self but it wont, tried to clean the back and remove all the melted water from the back ,...


Your problem is in the defroster circuit . Most defroster circuits contain only three components. They are : a timer , a heating element , and a temperature sensing cutoff switch.
Your refrigerator defrost timer shuts down normal operation every six to eight hours and goes into the defrost cycle.
Line voltage is applied to the heating element . It heats up and melts the ice on the evaporator. Once the ice is melted, and the evaporator area warms up to a certain temperature, the temperature sensing cut off switch opens up and stops the current flow through the circuit. The timer is a running clock, so to speak , and will eventually deactivate the defrost cycle return the refrigerator to its normal operation .
Normally, the element or sensing switch will be the component to replace. Also, sometimes it can be just a bad connection in the element and sensor wire connectors.

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My GE fridge is not defrosting the coils in the back. What's up?


if u have frost build up in the freezer it will affect the temperature
and it needs to defrost
problems could be
defrost timer.
thermostat.
terminator.
heater s.
unit problems (unlikely) if even frost coating.

Jun 16, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Refrigerator temperature stay at 55F.


sounds like a defrost heater located right behind the panel in the freezer section on the back wall. ($60 part)

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hi thanks for the question the problem with your fridge is that it wont go into the defrost cycle replace the defrost timer & the termination switch thanks theappliance doc

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If freezer fan is working then it is not automatically defrosting.it's either the defrost thermostat or the heater.

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