- Home


Air Conditioners | Dehumidifiers | Dishwashers | Disposals | Dryers | Freezers | Humidifiers | Ice Makers | Microwave Ovens | Ovens, Ranges, Stoves | Refrigerators | Trash Compactors | Washers | Water Filters

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer

Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!


 Moderated by: BrntToast, RegUS_PatOff, appl.tech.29501 Search Our Sites for More Info!
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Need tech sheet for GE tfx26kpda  Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Fri Oct 31st, 2008 08:23 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
sirwired
Master Appliantologist
 

Joined: Sun Jul 9th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 24
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
Somehow it looks like some small rodent has chewed on the tech sheet for my fridge, and I am having beer compartment issues.  I suspect the defrost system (mostly because I had three repairs on my last GE fridge's defrost system.)

Thanks,

SirWired

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Nov 1st, 2008 03:22 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Fermented Grand Master of Appliantology


Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: Otterville, New Hampshire USA
Posts: 16083
Flavorite Brew: Kirin Ichiban
Status: 
Offline
No gotty tech sheet for this one. But you may not need it. What's the problem you're having?



____________________
To ask a question, use our new forums==> http://appliantology.org

365-Day No-Hassle Return Policy on all parts purchased through this site, even electrical parts that have been installed!
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Nov 1st, 2008 08:50 am
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
sirwired
Master Appliantologist
 

Joined: Sun Jul 9th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 24
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
The beer compartment is getting too warm.  I like to keep mine at the hairy edge of freezing (helps the less important non-beer items last longer.)  After noticing that my milk isn't keeping as long as I am used to I moved the thermometer in there and discovered it was a shocking 37-38 degrees.

While the back of the freezer looks okay for now, I was planning on pulling the rear panels today anyway to see if I have a bad defroster.  (My last GE fridge needed three defroster repairs inside of two years and that was the only thing that ever went wrong with it.)

I figured a tech sheet might help with the electrical bits of the defroster if it does turn out I have frost buildup.

I hate the durn thing: the defroster has always melted the ice just enough that it fuses together in the rear of the dispenser every couple of weeks, the dispenser flap doesn't seal great, the produce drawers suck, etc... but I hate spending $900+ for a new one even more.

SirWired

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Nov 1st, 2008 09:03 am
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
ROBBYRIG



Joined: Sat Apr 26th, 2008
Location: Illinois USA
Posts: 598
Flavorite Brew: Bud Light of course
Status: 
Offline
You say the dispenser flap isn't sealing "great".  Is there frost buildup on the chute?  I've seen this many times and it could be bad enough to clog the supply to the FF side. 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sat Nov 1st, 2008 10:03 am
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
sirwired
Master Appliantologist
 

Joined: Sun Jul 9th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 24
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
ROBBYRIG wrote: You say the dispenser flap isn't sealing "great".  Is there frost buildup on the chute?  I've seen this many times and it could be bad enough to clog the supply to the FF side. 
It has no more frost buildup than usual.  It has always had some, but never enough to cause problems (I thought.)  Also, it is pretty dry right now here in sunny North Carolina, and I would have thought such a problem would strike during the muggy summer.

However, now that I think about it, I supposed that if it had completely stuck open for a little while at one time, that maybe caused too much buildup?  I'll just have to see what I can see when I get the back panels off of the freezer compartment.

Approx. where is the duct to the beer compartment on a GE SxS? (No electronic doo-dads... this is an old-style one.) (edit: never mind... found it.)

SirWired

Last edited on Sat Nov 1st, 2008 12:07 pm by sirwired

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Nov 1st, 2008 12:02 pm
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
sirwired
Master Appliantologist
 

Joined: Sun Jul 9th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 24
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
Okay, I emptied out the freezer and pulled the rear panel.

The tips of the tinsel-like coil things were covered with an even, light, sheen of frost, top to bottom.  No chill-clogging nasty frost buildup.  I pulled the panel behind the icemaker and the duct to the fridge has not a speck of frost on it, so that isn't it.

The coil underneath is fairly clean, so that isn't it either.

The evap fan works.

This is a no-muthaboard GE fridge, so no go there.

Could it be the tstat?  If so, do I just pull the access panel, remove the connections and do a continuity check? (closed = chill, open = not-so-chill)  The parts diagram shows it connected to a male and female "capilliary locator."  I have no idea what those parts do, they are throwing doubt on my idea of just a simple continuity check to verify the tstat.

I humbly beg the masters of appliancetology for advice.

SirWired

Last edited on Sat Nov 1st, 2008 12:06 pm by sirwired

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 01:59 pm
  PM Quote Reply
7th Post
ROBBYRIG



Joined: Sat Apr 26th, 2008
Location: Illinois USA
Posts: 598
Flavorite Brew: Bud Light of course
Status: 
Offline
Hmmm, the plot thickens........

If you're having a problem with the thermostat, you will notice that as the box becomes more warm, the unit is not turning on.  If in fact you see this occurring, wap the thermostat with the rubber end of your screwdriver.  If it kicks on, you know that the thermostat is sticking in the off position. 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

Current time is 09:04 am Tell a friend about this page... all your other friends are doing it!  
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum > Need tech sheet for GE tfx26kpda Top



Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
- Home
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly, spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.0931 seconds (13% database + 87% PHP). 26 queries executed.

Web Analytics