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Offline jbond504

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G.E. REFRIGERATOR NOT DEFROSTING
« on: April 18, 2009, 11:03:04 AM »
 :)I HAVE A  G. E. REFRIGERATOR,NOT DEFROSTING,I CHECKED HEAT ELEMENT,AND DEFROST THERMOSTAT, THEY CHECKED OUT FINE THERES A CIRCUITBOARD ON DA BACK ,CAN U HELP ME OUT

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Re: G.E. REFRIGERATOR NOT DEFROSTING
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 07:00:57 PM »
If it was me I would find the thermister/sensor and think about replacing or cleaning it first. It might be the board but sensors are way cheaper. Based on what I have read about it the sensor/thermistor looks for changes in resistance as frost forms in the freezer,also the board counts the number of times the icebox doors have been opened. If the count is right and the capacitance change is read from the sensor then the board busts a move and decides a defrost is in order.
Just a guess.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2009, 07:05:27 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: G.E. REFRIGERATOR NOT DEFROSTING
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 05:59:37 PM »
:)I HAVE A  G. E. REFRIGERATOR,NOT DEFROSTING,I CHECKED HEAT ELEMENT,AND DEFROST THERMOSTAT, THEY CHECKED OUT FINE THERES A CIRCUITBOARD ON DA BACK ,CAN U HELP ME OUT
before i read tthis response ,i had took the freezer back panel off ,and seen a device that was unusual looking sitting on the evaporator coil ,i had noticed that watever it was it was not strapped properly to the evaporator ,so i tightened it up against the coil,n left the back panel off for  about 2 days ,n u know wat ,u r 150% right it was the thermistor, i guess it wasnt sensing the correct temp. at the coil, thanks for the information even though i hAD FINALLY realized it myself

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Re: G.E. REFRIGERATOR NOT DEFROSTING
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 06:26:14 PM »
Hi jbond504,

Glad to hear you got it repaired, thanks for the update.  O0

Could you post the model number of your refrigerator?



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Re: G.E. REFRIGERATOR NOT DEFROSTING
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 09:04:31 PM »
Bada ding bada boom. Now dats whut i am talkin bout my nizzle. I am loving that. :D
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Re: G.E. REFRIGERATOR NOT DEFROSTING
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 07:18:23 AM »
Not always that easy.  Have 2 refs. with new heaters, bi metals and boards.  Still not defrosting.  Guess it must be the thermistors.

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Re: G.E. REFRIGERATOR NOT DEFROSTING
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 12:27:00 AM »
Thermistors are cheapest. Replace them first is what I would do.
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