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Rick32k:
I'm workin on a GE MOD# TFX26KRDA-WW and the problem is the unit won't defrost and there's tons of ice build up in the freezer. I thought it was the control board, but when I went there I took out the heater element and it was completely destroyed. No continuity and in addition to that one part came right off. So I know the element is bad but Im wondering if the thermostat can be too. I couldn't get to it because of the ice, but I think it's in series with the heater I should of hooked the leads of my multimeter to both wires and checked for continuity. What do you guys think?

Rick32k:
Here are pics of the element

domain:
 Iirc, they upgraded that to a dual element. I replace the bi metal as well.  O0 O0

Rick32k:
The replacement looks the same. You replace the bimetal even if it has continuity?

domain:
Not always, but it seems cheap enough to add some assurance to the job.  O0

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