My GE fridge is icing up in the drain in the freezer, and the fan gets stuck in the ice. I installed a new timer, and the problem did not stop - after two weeks same problem. I verified the defrost element is coming on, and heating properly.
It never did this before. The fan spins properly, the defrost element comes on correctly, etc. but warmish fridge and it runs more when icing up.
I ordered the correct Defrost thermostat, part number WR50X133 and went to install it. The two wires are of different color than the ones on my presumed faulty defrost thermostat, so I do not know how to wire the new part.
The unit currently in the fridge has a brown wire and a black wire. The new part has an orange wire, and a yellow wire. When I call here, or GE, or anywhere, no one can tell me what wire to splice to what wire.
Answer Garka, You'll need to check the defrost drain and drain tube for clogs and debris, with hot water and a flexible tube or rod the carefully "push " any debris out the system. Also check the defrost pan for warpage or distortion, causing the defrost water to freeze and ice up.
Freezer fine but top section does not cool.
Answer Hello Mlon,
You may want to check to make sure that there is not ice build up around the evaporator fan motor. To do this you will need to remove the lower section of shelving in the refrigerator compartment. Once you have the shelving out the lower floor of the refrigerator can be removed. When you remove the floor of refrigerator then there will be a styrofoam piece that will have to be removed. Once removed this gives you access to the fan motor and evaporator. Check to make sure that evaporator is not impacted with ice and if not check the heater and bimetal for continuity. If they have a good frost pattern then you will want to check the drain. If the drain gets clogged it will build ice and cause fan motor not to run. This ice would need to be cleared and drain cleaned out.