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 Posted: Tue Sep 19th, 2006 07:53 pm
   
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Is there (1) degree/ohm chart somewhere for testing thermisters, or do all of the differant manufacturers use differant thermisters?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 19th, 2006 10:24 pm
   
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Thermistors come in all shapes, sizes & values. Unlikely that manufactures use the same values. Here's the chart for your GE ref thermistors

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 Posted: Tue Sep 19th, 2006 11:56 pm
   
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That's awesome!  Where can I go to find these values when needed for other appliances?  This would be useful information to have when trouble shooting.  Thanks for your help.

 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 20th, 2006 02:24 am
   
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Tech sheets, service literature, and of course right here...someone always comes up with the info somehow. I'm sure you are convinced... the power of this forum is endless.   :D



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hvacdrd wrote:
... the power of this forum is endless.   :D
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What problem are you having with your GE Refrigerator?  I am also having problems with my GE Profile.  The Fresh Food section has decided to become a Freezer.  It gets down to 18 degress.  I am thinking that maybe I have a bad Thermostat, but could also be the main control board and the Temp Selector on the top.  I really hate to Easter Egg the thing but I can't seem to find any troubleshooting info.  The info on the thermisters will be a help to rule them out.  Let me know how you come out on your unit.

 

Thanks,

Billy C.

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will this chart work for the thermister that ge uses for the defrost termination also?

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There is not a thermistor for defrost termination but there is an evaporator thermistor and yes the chart is the same for that one.

The defrost does have a high limit tstat that is in the range of 95 degrees if I remember correctly, this is only there to meet a safety requirement not as a cycling control.

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hvacdrd wrote: There is not a thermistor for defrost termination but there is an evaporator thermistor and yes the chart is the same for that one.

but isnt that what they use to determine when to turn off the defrost?

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yes - the evaporator thermistor does determine when to terminate defrost.



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Thanks for the info!!!

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Some additional info - Defrost terminates when evap thermistor reads approximately 60F or maximum time of 45 minutes. The defrost safety thermostat is rated at 140F(believe it or not) - like I said it is just there to meet some safety standard. Hope this helps



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