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    Default GE frost pattern

    Only number I can find on this is TFX26CR
    When I goigle it, I come with TFX26CRDAWW. GE SXS

    It is aGE SXS
    Problem is not getting cold enough.
    Pulls around 2 to 3 amps running. This reading tends to fluctuate a little.
    When I removed the back cover to the freezer, at first only the bottom part of the evaporator coil was frosted.
    I put a cardboard panel across the compressor opening and cleaned the condensor coils.
    It was only getting down to about 20f in the freezer before. The coils looked like they were trying to frost up a little higher up than before.
    The compressor seems to be running cooler than before.
    Will know more about the temp tomorrow.

    Low on refrigerant?
    Bad start relay?
    Timer?

    Thought it was the timer to start with since it was in the defrost position when we first noticed and I turn the timer past it. It came back on but things thawed again.

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    Hey Rick,

    Low on refrigerant?
    Bad start relay?
    Timer?
    Very possible.
    No.
    No.

    jeff.
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    I had decided to scrap this one for parts. As I was removing the df element, I noticed it was blackened. Decided ti check resistance. One meter read around 22 ohms. Tried anither meter set in auto and git a flucuating reading.
    Indication on a fautly element? With the water in the floor a few times, I wonder if the element was untermittenly malfunctioning causing the evaporator coils to freeze up. Then maybe on the next df cycle it would wirk and cause excess drainage.

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    As I was removing the df element, I noticed it was blackened.
    Common.
    As long as you had continuity it would work.

    I wonder if the element was untermittenly malfunctioning causing the evaporator coils to freeze up.
    Defrost heaters either work or don't work....no inbetween.

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    Hmm, maybe where the wire had been wire nutted? The wire nuts were filled with clear silicone.

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    The wire nuts were filled with clear silicone.
    That usually helps to keep the moisture out of the connection.

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    I use silicone for this very reason.

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    The only thing I hate is the dry time.....a little ball of perma-gum will do the same and does not need any drying time.

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