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Author Topic: GE TFX20JR Not working, both sides  (Read 6490 times)

Offline r0adie

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GE TFX20JR Not working, both sides
« on: September 21, 2008, 08:07:37 AM »

    I have a TFX20JR and both sides have quit working. I heard a squealing noise for about 3 - 5 seconds. I thought it was the neighbors lawn mower, but about an hour and a half later I went to get some ice and it was melting. I cleaned the coils and unplugged and replugged in the unit but nothing works but the lights and it does not cool either side.
    Is this thing done for good? Or is there possibly a reset button of some sort?

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Re: GE TFX20JR Not working, both sides
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 08:48:38 AM »
Unlike Staples, there is no "Easy" button, nor a reset :)

I would first go to the fresh food section and locate the defrost timer behind the upper rear panel. This timer can be manually advanced with a coin or screwdriver. Turn it at least 90 degrees to see if the compressor tries to start up.

I would then go to the rear and check for 120 volts at the compressor relay. If voltage is present and the compressor won't run, it may be bad.

You can type your model into the lookup in the upper left corner to see an exploded view of your fridge.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2008, 08:50:59 AM by Repair-man »
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