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You could do that, but I'm most interested in how quickly the water seems to drain from the condensate trough.



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the reason im concerned with the defrost time is if its too short or not often enough, it wont have enough dwell time for the water to drip off. if the cooling cycle starts too soon, the evap fan will blow humid air into the compartment. the air will freeze up at the first frozen spot it hits (the spot where this fridge is building up frost)



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Das what Ah be sayin, mah bruvah! :rocker::afro:

That's why I called for replacing both the defrost timer and tstat if condensate drainage looked good.



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Is the little center part of the defrost timer (the one that I twist to MANUALLY turn on the defrost cycle) supposed to be slowly turning around by itself (like the hour hand on a clock)?

 

I have over the past 3 days turned on the defrost cycle once a day and the ice build up is gone.

I replaced this timer about 2 years ago. Maybe I got a bad one or maybe they are VERY prone to failure.

 

How can I tell if it's "timing/turning"?

I put two reference dots on it , one on the turning part & one on the stationary so I can take a peek every hour. Both are at 12 o'clock high right now. Will check in an hour. How much should it move, if at all?

 

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maybe one revolution every 6 or 8 hours ..



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Thanks,

 

It is turning apparantly, but the defrost cycle does not seem to come on every 6-8 hrs.

 

I will pull it & post a pic, maybe I need to put a new one in (again)

 

Does this forum sell the parts? The model # of the fridge is in the first post.

 

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froggy47 wrote: Does this forum sell the parts?
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Ok, found the store. Thanks.

 

Since a manual twist of the defrost dial triggers off a (several minute) defrost cycle & since that keeps the ice away for a couple of days, I am going to conclude after all the trouble shooting & help from you guys, that it's defective - even though I replaced it once a couple of years ago.

 

Now before I order parts, is there any other (reasonable priced) part I should throw at this fridge that relates to the defrost issue?

 

Like I said when I trigger it myself it all seems to work , heater coils heat, ice melts to water water drips somewhere & evaporates (no puddle on the floor)

 

TIA

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Recap,

Replaced freezer side door gasket, defrost timer, defrost thermostat, water drains out of black plastic catch pan & evaporates somewhere under fridge. I assume there is another pan down there that catches the runoff & compressor heat causes evap.

It's STILL icing, it's better but still doing it enough to mess up the freezer side.

What's next?

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Spent more time studying the issue. Back at post 22 I posted some pics of the new gasket I put in. At the time I questioned the fact that it was not "exact" design of the oem. I also posted a pic of the sort of "warped" corner design & fit of the replacement.

Since the ice build up is RIGHT on the other side of this "malformed" new gasket, I am starting to think it's letting air in & immediately freezing there on the roof in front of the ice maker.

Not wanting to spend another $200 for a like poorly made door gasket, is there a way to seal up a leaky gasket like you would seal up a window draft with some kind of foam cell tape that would retain it's compression life?

or

Is there a way to stuff some foamy cell material under the gasket to plump it out a bit?

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I should have trusted my gut & returned the gasket when I first got it (direct from GE replacements), but I figured the quality would be high (dummy me) and it had to be a good one.

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