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Most modern refrigerators do not have defrost timers anymore. Instead, the main control board controls all of its functions. Older units would have a timer,much like a clock that would defrost every 6,8,or 10 hours if it needed it or not (some may have had a different time but these are the most common). With the main control, it will typically defrost every 8-10 hours of compressor run time. This cuts down on the cost to run it since the defrost cycle uses the most energy.

I am not sure why you are looking for this? you did not say what problem you are having but the main board is in the back, bottom right when you are looking at the back. You will see a rectangular metal plate with maybe 10 screws.
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GE Refrigerators | Answered on May 12, 2019


Hello there,
If your refrigerator is not cooling, but is running perfectly, you will have to test the defrost thermostat, defrost heater and the defrost timer, when you test them, replace the faulty part and it will work perfectly fine.
If that does not solve the problem, then check the door switch. Make sure you check the refrigerator if it is still having gas in the cylinder. If there is no gas the refrigerator will be working perfectly fine but will never get cool.
Hope this helped. All the best Elect_Comp

GE Refrigerators | Answered on May 05, 2019


Failures of this type usually result in replacement of the ice maker assembly.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Apr 29, 2019


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GE Refrigerators | Answered on Apr 08, 2019


You need to check to see if the compressor is running when the system starts getting hot. Issues that are going to make it it warm are as you said, a compressor failure, but it could also be a condenser fan sporadic failure, dirty condenser coil, or even a partially capillary tube.

Also check you evaporator coil on the inside of the refrigerator when it gets warm. If the evaporator fan fails. You'll have no air flow across the coil and once it freezes over, you will lose any convention cooling you had and the box will get warm and the ice on the coil will continue to grow

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 30, 2019


Unplug the Unit, And use a hair dryer to remove all ice....use towels to remove all water from interior.....Set thermostat control to middle setting and set humidity control to hi humidity and plug the unit back in.......

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 25, 2019


Maybe a defrost problem. Evaporator coils frozen up.

GE Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 24, 2019

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