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    • Part Number: AP2071638
    • MFG Part Number: WR55X129
    • Made by: GE
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Before cleaning a perfectly operating refrigerator the cold control knob was turned to "off''. The compressor and fans, etc. went off, but interior lights stayed on. After 5 minutes or so (before cleaning), the unattended refrigerator clicked (or popped), the 20 amp home panel breaker tripped, and the refrigerator interior lights went off. The home breaker (and a substitute breaker) instantly trip when they are reset, so the refrigerator has apparently developed some sort of short (while off) that causes the breaker to trip and prevents the refrigerator from operating. Any ideas?

Jim S. for Model Number TFX20JRXA WW

ANSWER Hello Jim. It sounds like the defrost timer WR9X489 may have shorted out on the unit. You will need to remove it fromt he unit and see if it still trips breaker. If not, replace the part. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, July 25, 2013

ANSWER Hello Jim, You should consider where the unit was being cleaned and check in that area. If the inside was being cleaned, there is the possibility of the water getting into a control or light socket causing the issue. If you were cleaning behind the unit, there is the possibility of a wire being knocked off of the fan motor, compressor, or other component and can be touching chassis ground. You should be able to pin down the problem by putting an ohm meter across the plug, (of course with the unit unplugged), and one by one, unplug components. When the short disappears on the meter, the circuit has been located. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, July 25, 2013

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