My freezer forms ice and snow under the ice maker bucket and on back of freezer wall.
Which part(s) do I need and where are the parts located?
You will want to check to make sure that the dispenser ice door is closing all the way. If the door is not closing all the way then it will cause the unit to form frost under the ice bin and cause excess frost on the rear wall of unit.
I have a GE side by side refridgerater, model# tfx20jrbkww. I have to replace the defrost timer. Where would the temp control be located in refrigerator? Thanks, Simon
Answer Hello Simon, the defrost timer WR9X489 and the temperature control WR9X499 are both located in the upper section of the refrigerator compartment. The temperature control is behind the control knob. Hope this helps!
I have ge side by side refridgerater freezer ice building up inside back wall.
Answer Hello Simon,
You will want to check continuity of the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. If either of these parts do not have continuity then they would need to be replaced. If both check ok then you would need to replace the defrost timer. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
How long should the defrost cycle last, and how often should it occur? Thanks, Jack
Answer Hello Jack,
The defrost cycle duration and cycle time is determined by the defrost timer in question. There are many designs to accommodate different cubic foot units and for different configuration machines. The one for the model number you listed is shown to be a 16hr./35min. This means that the unit will run for 16 hours before going into a 35 minute defrost cycle. After the 35 minutes in defrost, it will start another 16 hour run time before going back into defrost.