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The wall separating the fridge and freezer section has tubing off the compressor called a mullion heater/ discharge tube heater. It is there to keep that strip slightly warm and prevent sweating during humid times. If it gets overly warm/hot to the touch then either it is due for a cleaning or the condenser fan has stopped. The defrost circuit is not the problem! After pulling the fridge out, remove the back panel and you will see a round condenser on the right hand side. The fan motor is mounted on the side of it. Clean as necessary and make sure the fan is running. Unplug during cleaning and protect your floor before pulling it out

GE Refrigerators | Answered on May 12, 2019

Most modern refrigerators do not have defrost timers anymore. Instead, the main control board controls all of its functions. Older units would have a timer,much like a clock that would defrost every 6,8,or 10 hours if it needed it or not (some may have had a different time but these are the most common). With the main control, it will typically defrost every 8-10 hours of compressor run time. This cuts down on the cost to run it since the defrost cycle uses the most energy.

I am not sure why you are looking for this? you did not say what problem you are having but the main board is in the back, bottom right when you are looking at the back. You will see a rectangular metal plate with maybe 10 screws.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on May 12, 2019

Hello there,
If your refrigerator is not cooling, but is running perfectly, you will have to test the defrost thermostat, defrost heater and the defrost timer, when you test them, replace the faulty part and it will work perfectly fine.
If that does not solve the problem, then check the door switch. Make sure you check the refrigerator if it is still having gas in the cylinder. If there is no gas the refrigerator will be working perfectly fine but will never get cool.
Hope this helped. All the best Elect_Comp

GE Refrigerators | Answered on May 05, 2019

Failures of this type usually result in replacement of the ice maker assembly.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Apr 29, 2019


GE Refrigerators | Answered on Apr 08, 2019

You need to check to see if the compressor is running when the system starts getting hot. Issues that are going to make it it warm are as you said, a compressor failure, but it could also be a condenser fan sporadic failure, dirty condenser coil, or even a partially capillary tube.

Also check you evaporator coil on the inside of the refrigerator when it gets warm. If the evaporator fan fails. You'll have no air flow across the coil and once it freezes over, you will lose any convention cooling you had and the box will get warm and the ice on the coil will continue to grow

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 30, 2019

Unplug the Unit, And use a hair dryer to remove all ice....use towels to remove all water from interior.....Set thermostat control to middle setting and set humidity control to hi humidity and plug the unit back in.......

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 25, 2019

Maybe a defrost problem. Evaporator coils frozen up.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 24, 2019

It appears that the defrost cycle is stuck in the on position. You can locate the defrost timer on most refrigerators and manually cycle them. It is not uncommon for them to fail. You should have a qualified technician do the repair.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 19, 2019

That is shown as being 20.3 cubic feet.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 08, 2019

A refrigerator. or freeze has to be kept in a vertical position or fluids in the compressor can seep into the wrong place and freeze up the compressor. liquids will not compress. A compressor replacement will probably fix it.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 07, 2019


A freezer compressor is what pumps chilled Freon -- or another cooling agent -- through coils that line the freezer compartment. ... The cooling agent inside the compressor is sensitive to being moved around, which can cause knocking noises. Also, loose components can cause knocking sounds.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 05, 2019

Defrost cycles typically every 8-12 hours. Lights will operate during cycle but compressor and fans will not. The cycle usually lasts less than an hour.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 05, 2019

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