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GE side by side refridge/frost free
« on: May 04, 2008, 06:19:04 AM »
hi,
i have the above fridge,it has started to frost up lately.
i hear the timer for the defrost,but its not defrosting like in the past.
any ideas?
thank you,bonnie

Model TFX24ZR

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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 02:19:37 PM »
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx?searchText=TFX24ZR+&Search=Search

The above link contains all the parts to your refrigerator.
timer
heaters
terminator thermostat.
 The glass heater tubes(2) will usually look all black on the ends like a worn out flourescent  bulb.
If you have a meter you could check them for continuity.
Or you could force defrost by manually advancing the timer.
You need to remove the inside rear panel to access these heaters. Even though the terminator thermistat may be ok, it is recommended to be replaced when the heater assembly is replaced.
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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 03:29:04 PM »
how far should i advance the timer?
thanks

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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 04:08:10 PM »
Just keep turning it till you hear a click.
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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 05:17:10 PM »
thanks,
is the timer on the freezer side or the other.
i cant find a manual for this.

thank you,bonnie

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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 05:25:23 PM »
It should be next to the cold control.
The console holds the cold control and the timer as well as the light assembly on a lot of these models.If it ain't in the console then it may be mounted behind the kickplate at the bottom of the ice box.
 If it ain't there then it will be on backside of the ice box near the floor.
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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 05:42:25 PM »
ok,im goin in doctor.......

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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008, 06:18:18 PM »
ok,the timer is ticking,but the fan etc is still running in the freezer.
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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2008, 08:05:45 PM »
their is a small knob on the timer that can only turn one way and can be turned with a flatblade screwdriver. advance it to the defrost mode and see if the heaters kick in.
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Re: GE side by side refridge/frost free
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008, 06:33:19 AM »
hi,
took the freezer coil covers off,have a completely black defrost heater the other one looks completely clear.
you cant buy just the one it comes as a assembly,2 heaters and thermostat.
after some searching found it for 59.00 ship incl.
the best price i found.
thank you for all the good advice.keep you posted.
bonnie

 

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