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    Was frozen solid in the freezer when I got it.

    Heater checked good. DF stat checks good

    Timer checked good with ohm meter. Put a cheater wire on 1 and 3 and let it run removed from the fridge. I set it to defrost. I had to leave and was not there when it came out of defrost, so I have no idea how long it stayed in defrost. When I came back a few hours later the timer had come out of defrost and move a good way from the mark I had put on it. It does have a slight tick to it when it runs.

    I know some will move the timer to the defrost cycle and if the heater comes on, they will replace the timer when one freezes up like this.
    I'm thinking a timer might stick SOMETIMES but maybe not everytime when they start to go bad.

    Opinion appreciated. I guess the next think I will check is the temp control. If it shows open circuit at room temp but closes when turned, does that mean it is defintely good?

    Have one more question on this , but will makw another post so as not to clutter this one up and make it easier on others with the same question.

    Thanks

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    I know some will move the timer to the defrost cycle and if the heater comes on, they will replace the timer when one freezes up like this.
    I would do both! Heater only works or doesn't work. Timer and stat can/could be intermittent!

    If it shows open circuit at room temp but closes when turned, does that mean it is defintely good?
    Nope!

    GE Timer-defrost-timer-wr9x489-00813591-jpg Refrigerator defrost timer

    GE Timer-defrost-thermostat-wr50x122-00554862-jpg Defrost thermostat

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    Thanks. Those are my thoughts too.

    When people tell about turning the timer and it works, I say it may stick again. Glad to have that confirmed. I feel the same way with thermostats also. I feel bimetals can lose their flexibility ot whatever and work intermittently like you said.

    I feel anything with points like the mechanical timers can do the same with the poits getting worn, burned, whatever.

    Thanks again

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    Thanks again
    Your welcome

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    Waited form the temps to warm up to try this fridge with the ice maker connected. Did good for a few days. One night the line going to the tube for the ice maker came off.
    There was water on the floor of the shop of course as the solonoid sent water to the ice maker. There was also a little ice in the bottom of the freezer compartment and some on the back wall of the freezer.
    I thought maybe the line coming off caused this. But it seems the ice maker may be overfilling.
    Speaking of ice in the freezer, is it normal for this unit to have a little ice or puddle around the drain hole? The way it is designed, I can see where that may be possible as the hole is in a groove at the bottom of the freezer. Or, is that little bit of water supposed to evaporate during defrost?
    Seems odd that it would be designed not to drain all the water from defrost cycle.
    Now I am assuming if it is overfilling, it might explain the solid block of ice covering the condenser coils. Thaty or part of the inlet tube is bad or missing.

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    One night the line going to the tube for the ice maker came off.
    Sometimes would blow off if the fill tube was iced over, water pressure would just push or blow the line off.

    Speaking of ice in the freezer, is it normal for this unit to have a little ice or puddle around the drain hole?
    Some yes, GE even at one time off set the hole so sediment wouldn't go down the drain.

    GE Timer-sxsdrain-hole-jpg

    Now I am assuming if it is overfilling, it might explain the solid block of ice covering the condenser coils.
    Evaporator, condenser coils are the hot ones

    Thaty or part of the inlet tube is bad or missing.
    Something is missing from the fill tube area?

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    Evaporator, condenser coils are the hot ones

    Slip of the ..tongue, even I know that! LOL!

    The line had been pulled off and I had just stuck back in. It was not really getting past the clamp that is still on it evidently.

    I will look to see if the the spout is complete where the water comes in. Something was letting water get under the icemaker assembly and on the walls and floor.
    I will also try to adjust the water volume and or change inlet valve. Hoping the mold is not cracked. Don't really think it is . It would not take days for it to leak. Well maybe if it was a small crack that did not open until ice was in it then when the heater came on to the icemaker and it opened up a little.
    I think this has happened before. There are marks on the floor of the freezer that looks like someone had scraped ice up.

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    Gotta wonder if the ice is from the drain system and defrost cycle or from the ice maker.

    It would not take days for it to leak.
    Only ounces of water in an ice maker, you would think a crack would take a while to built up much ice.

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    Mystery solved (I think)
    I noticed the tube end was right above the middle of the ice maker a few inches past the cup in the back of the ice maker.


    The think the tube had filled with ice. Rough surface, inlet valve not shutting off, both...

    When the icemaker called for water, it blew the tube and the line off the back.

    The connection at the back had been leaking water down behind the panel which caused the condensor coils to freeze over causing the original problem of not cooling.

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    The connection at the back had been leaking water down behind the panel which caused the condensor coils to freeze over causing the original problem of not cooling.
    Evaporator.....geeesh

    Thankx for the update.

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