I've got a 21 cu. ft. GE frost-free refrigerator in my garage, model TBX21J.
It's ten years old. Was working fine in the spring, I went away for two months
so unplugged it (took food out first!), when I came back it wasn't working
I didn't know anything about refrigerators but have done some background
research and a little testing. Here's what's going on. The condensor fan and
evaporator fan are running pretty much continuously, but no cooling is taking
place. It's just circulating warm air. When I turn the temp control off and
on the fans go off and on, so it looks like that control is working. When I
rotate the defrost timer with a screwdriver, the fans click off for a small
part of the cycle and back on for the rest of the cycle, so it looks like
that's OK. Also, there's no evidence of burned contacts anywhere, like at the
little black box I think is the compressor relay (not sure).
So, am I to the point where it pretty much has to be the compressor (or relay),
or is there other stuff to check? Also, if a compressor is needed, any
estimates as to repair cost if I do it myself and also if I have a repair
person do it?
Thanks in advance!
Tom in PA
So, am I to the point where it pretty much