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Offline Icehouse

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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2009, 05:14:53 PM »
After running a few hours, advance the timer into defrost and listen carefully. You should hear the heater working (water hitting the element and sizzling), Ice cracking.  ;)
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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2009, 05:39:04 PM »
As Icehouse said, let it run a few hours. The thermostats you replaced have to be cold to send power to the heater, if everything else is working OK, the heater will come on.
If you put your AMP meter on a  single incoming power wire at the rear of the fridge you should read from 3-5 amps when you initiate defrost.
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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2009, 08:16:07 PM »
Don't worry about the defrost. If it is not working, you will see results in less than a week. The bulging disc was a dead giveaway. The Amana discs are bad about that also when they fail.  Your target temp is 0 in the freezer and 38 in the FF section.
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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2009, 06:17:10 PM »
As Icehouse said, let it run a few hours. The thermostats you replaced have to be cold to send power to the heater, if everything else is working OK, the heater will come on.
If you put your AMP meter on a  single incoming power wire at the rear of the fridge you should read from 3-5 amps when you initiate defrost.
Good luck.

jumptrout51,

Thanks, you were absolutely right.  I borrowed a Radio Shack Micronta clamp-on ammeter from a friend, and turned the defrost timer screw until I heard the click.  While in defrost mode, the ammeter is reading ~3 Amps.  Looks like it's fixed!  Thanks to all !

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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2009, 06:23:25 PM »
You are more than welcome.
Glad it worked out for you.
Should it fail to continue defrosting....replace the defrost timer.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 06:30:38 PM by jumptrout51 »
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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2009, 06:34:50 PM »
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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2009, 07:04:04 PM »
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Re: Need repair manual for GE Refrigerator Top Freezer
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