I have A GE side by side refrige model GSH22KGMC WW that the defrost
cycle doesn't work . It frosts up after about every 2 weeks and I
manually defrost and all works great. I've looked for a defrost timer
and can't find one in the refrige.. I would like to know if the defrost
timer is part of the primary circuit board accessed from the back of
the refridge? Is the defrost heater and defrost thermostat accesed from
the panel at the rear of the freezer compartment? I assume it is
probably one of these parts and would like to know how to test which is
Thanks for the help if someone can.
On Jan 25, 11:58 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Might try something simple first like vacuuming out all the dust
bunnies from the machinery under the bottom of the fridge. If that
doesn't work, GE has a pretty good parts/service operation, and of
course there's always repairclinic.com and otrher similar sites. Good
CY: if it's a mechanical timer, it's probably in the box with the
I would like to know if the defrost
CY: Some newer fridges have a board, others use a mechanical
Is the defrost heater and defrost thermostat accesed from
CY: Yes, and the freezeer section is usually narrow. Makes for
some strange twisting and bending to get at it.
I assume it is
CY: You can wait till it's frozen. manually advance a mechanical
timer, and then check the current draw. Five amps is about right
for a defrost heater. If it's not drawing five amps, very often
the heater and termination thermostat are replaced together.
Thanks to both of you for replying, it is a relatively new refrige and
I've checked everwhere for a mechanical timer, On the main circuit
board on the back one of the componts has defrost printed on the
circuit board next to a IC component that is about 3/4 x3/4 and I
suspect controls the timing. I did find the screen inside the back
compartment clogged with dust so I cleaned as suggested by Joe , so we
will see if that helps.
Thanks again both of you
On Jan 26, 4:53 am, "Stormin Mormon"
rear of the freezer compartment?CY: Yes, and the freezeer section is usually
narrow. Makes for
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