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I have a refrigerator GE TFX27PF the FF is flashing, no cool air,fan is working, I replace the DEFROST HEATER & HARNESS(WR51Xo443)and DEFROST THERMOSTAT(WR50X0122)and the DEFROST TIMER/CONTROL(WR09X0489) but is not geting colder(Flashing FF),please help,THANK YOU

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u have a defrost problem if u shut it down 4 or 5 hrs with doors open then turn back on itll work tii u have it fixed

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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seems that you have already streamed down to the defrost timer. You will also need to check on the door seals to be sure that there is not leak, improper seal will also cause freezing of the evaporator.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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You mentioned the back of freezer was covered with ice. It sounds like a defrost problem. A problem that has been unseen for quite awhile by the sounds of it. In extreme cases you may have to shut it off completely, unpluged and doors open for 24 hrs. or more. Once the unit has defrosted completely, it will cool normally...for a little while. Check the defrost heater and dts (defrost termination switch) and defrost timer or electronic control. If you're not sure, manual defrosting will by you some time (maybe a week) to have a pro look at it for you. Good luck

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: defrost heater mnot completely defrosting

unplug it and get your hair dryer remove the panel again and blow dry the entire thing untill all is melted be carefull not to over do ad not to put dryer in the freezer stand back where the water will not splash on the dryer after leave it off for 1 hour than turn back on and put setting on number 3 for 2 to 3 hours than adjust to your normal setting not higher than 5 or it will repeat problem.It is getting very well cool causing to over cool to fast.
also air spray out back side and bottom of refrigerator is always a big help
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Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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SOURCE: My refrigerator does not defrost.

You need to check the mother board. There are usually visible burn marks on it. In any case if your heater and thermo are good it can only mean you need a board.

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New link from Appliance Repair Aid on how the wiring circuit works for a frost free fridge, the link is here.
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