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The refrigerator keeps going into defrost mode and staying there. Moving the thermostat to off and back on again resets it and the compressor restarts.

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You need to replace the thermostat . When the thermostat temperature is reached , it will cycle the compressor off . When time to come back on , it will not start . Instead of turning the thermostat off , try tapping on the thermostat knob . If the unit starts , this will confirm that the thermostat needs replaced .

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Ice forming in the top freezer, leaks in the bottom refrigerator section


Sounds like the defrost circuit of your fridge has failed. If you remove the back panel of the freezer compartment, you will see the evap coil encased with ice. Normally the defrost circuit will turn off the compressor and turn on a heater to warm the coil to about 45 degrees to melt any frost build up. After about 40 minutes the compressor will kick back in to keep your fridge cool again.

The typical failures are that the defrost heater burns out. If you have an older fridge, the defrost timer fails to advance, causing the fridge to stay in cooling or defrost mode.

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I have a model gss25lgmb bb. Im having issues with (couple of months) my fridge randomly stop cooling. Causing everything to defrost. My fan still seems to be on but not cooling or freezing. PLEASE HELP


If its not cooling or freezing then the compressor has to be checked.The compressor is the part which controls the cooling and freezing in the refrigerator.If the gas / refrigerant in the compressor gets low/ less then compressor will run more but it will not cool due to less refrigerant in compressor.In that case the compressor needs to be replaced. -------------- Also it can be faulty defrost assembly parts causing this issue.The thermostat is got faulty or the heater is not turning off.This also causes every thing to get defrosted.

The defrost assembly consists of three main parts. The defrost thermostat, the defrost heater and defrost board. Any of the one is not functioning. When thermostat sense the maximum cooling, it triggers the defrost heater to start heating and this defrosts the ice collected on the coils and the system works. Both thermostat and heater are controlled by defrost board. First the thermostat and defrost heater to be checked, if both check ok by meter and visually, then its defrost board causing the problem. You can get required parts from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site.------------

Before that you can try manual defrost reset procedure. The manual defrost reset procedure is as follows : ----First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again.Then go for replacing the parts.-------------------This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.



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Why does the freezer portion temp indicator bounces between 0 and -12 degrees periodically.


Temps should fluctuate, as the refrigerator will go into a defrost mode every so often. Some models will go into defrost mode after you open the freezer door X amount of times, say 6. So every 6th time you open the door it will go into defrost. Then some models go every 4 to 6 hours depending on settings. Then also, it is normal due to temp control. Temp setting is -10 The fridge will run to that temp setting, -10 and shut off the compressor at -10 but due to pressures it will still cool a bit to your -12. it will stay in this off mode until the temp rises 8 to 10 degs. then kicks back on the compressor. Again due to pressures it may take the system 2 - 3 degs to catch back up and start cooling again. But you maintain average temp of -5 to -6 which is great for frozen food and saves a bit of electricity. As long as the door seals are in good shape and you clean the coils underneath once twice a year it should work fine for many years. Then lastly It may have a lag in the thermostat meaning it has gotten week or going bad. Hope this helps.

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My defrost system is not working. How do you check the defrost timer and the thermostat disk ?


The defrost thermostat electrically closes when the temperature is below 40 degrees F and opens when it is above. You can check it with an ohmmeter and it should read close to zero ohms when the temperature is freezing and infinity when it senses temperature above 40 degrees F.

The defrost timer typically runs the compressor for 6 hours then turn off the compressor and powers the defrost heater from about 30-40 minutes then the compressor is powered once again. The timer typically fails be not advancing causing the refrigerator to either stay in defrost mode, or in cooling mode. To check, turn the cam until you hear a click. With the refrigerator plugged in, it should turn off the compressor and power the defrost heater for 30-40 minutes. If the compressor does not turn on after 40 minutes, then the timer is bad and needs to be replaced.

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Refrigerator is not cold


If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

First, answer these questions: Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.” Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.

Next, see if the compressor motor is running The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help. If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these: The compressor The Thermostat The overload, relay, or capacitor The defrost timer The condenser fan motor

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Fridge not cooling


If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running. First, answer these questions: Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.” Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it. Next, see if the compressor motor is running The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help. If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these: The compressor The Thermostat The overload, relay, or capacitor The defrost timer The condenser fan motor

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I have a GE Profile TFX30PRYAWW defrost timer issue


This is a rare case - usually when there is a defrost timer failure it will stay in defrost mode or stay quiet and the comrpessor will not come on - the way the wiring is done is that your compressor and evap fans cannot be on while defrost is in progress as the contact is shut - once defrost finishes and the delay has passed the contact is made again and allows the compressor and evap fan to turn on. In rare cases will things get stuck and you are running defrost while the comrpessor and evap fan is running... Do you notice any red / orange element glowing at the back of your freezer panel - if it has vents you can sometimes see it easily on some refrigerators, while on others it is more hidden - you can usually tell the defrost heater is on as you will feel warm air around that area.

Here's what you can try to do to see if it resets the control board. Turn off your dial to 0 or set to off if you have electronic controls. Unplug your refrigerator for a few minutes and plug it back in and turn on - see if this resets your control. Put a refrigerator thermostat in both your freezer and refrigerator leave doors closed and check back after a couple of hours - your freezer should not be warmer than 10F - optimal temp is 0F (-18C) or cooler - Refrigerator section not warmer than 40F, optimal temp is 34F - the colder the slower bacterial growth and it's always a good idea to keep optimal colder temps to give a good margin in case of power failures - for freezer bacterial growth is stopped (frozen) at -10C, but optimal is -18C (0F) again leaving room for quick recovery in case of power outages.

If problem occurs again you might want to have it serviced and have them check your defrost system and its components including thermostat, control board, motherboard, etc.
If you didn't have that symptom I would have normally told you to check for leaky door gaskets, clean your condenser coils or in rare cases a sealed system leak - but most common problems are with defrost timers and control boards. Make sure you have sufficient airflow and clearance at the back of your refrigerator and that your condensers are not plugged up with dust - if your refrigerator cannot get rid of its heat it will not cool properly or very slowly and your compressor run time will be longer.

On the other hand some cooling problems also can relate to the opposite - a defrost timer not cycling on and over frost on the cooling coils, but sine you mention about heat, I am more inclined to think your defrost system is bad

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GE refrigerator Model TFX20D Will not cool. Tested T-Stat, Defrost Timer and thermostat on coil. Still does not cool.


If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

First, answer these questions:

  • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”

  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.

Next, see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor

  • The Thermostat

  • The overload, relay, or capacitor

  • The defrost timer

  • The condenser fan motor

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