I have an older electric GE refrigerator (about 1975, model TB125VB)
that I am having trouble with. It contiues to freeze the food in the
refrigerator compartment no matter how low I set the thermostat. I
have changed the thermostat and it still contiues to freeze the food.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Freezing the food in the refrigerator area is about 99% of the time caused by
the thermostat hanging up. You changed the thermostat but did you get the right
one for there is 3 diffienent type and 134 different variations of those 3
types. Out of the 400+ different thermostat, 3 or 4 of these may work properly
if your lucky. The right one means a lot in getting it to work right.
The 1% that the thermostat is not the problem is a refrigerator plate cooling
type with a standard cold control type thermostat. They stopped making these
over 20 years ago.
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I had a similar and possibly related problem on a SubZero. It turned out to
be a problem with the fan which was supposed to circulate the air in the
refrigerator when the door was closed did not work, allowing some areas
inside to be colder than in others, causing unstable temperatures and
freezing. The door hinges had sagged enough that the switch was not being
activated. I adjusted the door and now the temp is stable throughout and I
don't get freezing in the refrigerator.
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I couldn't tell, frost free style, dole plate cycle defrost style,
manual defrost style? Manual defrost
Where does the cold control capillary tube attach to? Attached to the
coils in the refrigerator compartment
Freezer temp is? I haven't checked but I can check if necessary.
Thanks everyone for all the replies.
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Freezer is manual defrost but the fresh food section has cooling coils
in it at the top back?....if yes, this should be a cycle defrost
The coils in the fresh food section should get frosted over to keep
things cold and the the coils in the FF section defrost every time the
refrigerator cycles off. If the refrigeration system is weak (
inefficient compressor, leaker ) the cooling coils in the FF section
may not be getting cold enough to satify the cold control and it
cannot shut off = runs too long and freezes things :(
You would need a service tech check the refrigeation system and gas
charge to confirm this.
I thought is the refrigeration system was weak the freezer may be a
bit warmer than normal.
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