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Old 10-18-2008, 10:16 AM
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Model Number: TBH18DAXHRWW   Brand: GE   Age: More than 10 years   

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My fridge door gasket is blown out at the bottom - the magnetic strip is just hanging out, leaving a gap there...

I can easily get the replacement part but it's not at all obvious how to remove the old one... don't want to just rip it off, that's probably not the approach.

Many thanks for any/all advice.

DL


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Old 10-18-2008, 01:51 PM
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If you open the door and roll the inner must part of the seal away from the inner door panel, You will find a metal strip held in place with a LOT of screws!!! LOOSEN all of the screws and slide the gasket out from under the edge, take your time, its NOT an easy job the first time around!!!!
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As it turns out, it was even easier than that, I just pulled the corner of the gasket and it peels right out. It has a stiff plastic triangular ridge on the back side that goes all the way around and fits into a metal clip extending the perimeter of the door. I did not have to loosen any screws (the only screws are in the center of the metal clip, so you have to take the gasket out to get to them anyway, I figured that couldn't be right).

Then, the new gasket just snaps into the clip, you have to go all the way around and make sure it's seated. Seems fine. Now I really DO hope that's the way it was intended to work!

Regards,

DL
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OK I replaced the main door gasket and still the freezer is building up frost like no tomorrow. Any other ideas?

Thx,

DL
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Sounds like a defrost porblem.

Check Continuity on the heater if it shows continuity replace thermostat defros part # AP2071285

The other way to check the heater if by manual advancing the timer to defrost and the observe the heater go on.
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Thanks Eddie365. Now for the next dumb questions,

According to my indoor outdoor thermometer, it is about -25F in there.

The little freezer temp adjuster in the main fridge compartment is jammed with ice and can't be moved. I've turned off the fridge entirely in the hopes I can free this up.

How do I check the defroster?

How do I access the timer?

Is it in the lower rear near the compressor or in some other mysterious location?

Thanks!

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Hi, Here is the part # AP2061721 for the timer, get a flat screw driver start turning

the timer until the fridge stop, which is in defrost and check your heater to see if comes on. if it doesn't change the defrost assembly part # AP2071285 , heater part number AP2071406
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OK, well I located the defrost thermostat, behind the rear panel in the freezer. Is it supposed to have continuity when it's too cold, or, uhh... room temp?

I figured out the "defrost control" is what I would call the "temperature setting" at the rear of the main fridge compartment.

No idea where the timer is.

Couldn't locate it in this diagram:

TBH18DAXHRWW

There's a thing called a "heater mullion" part #219, but from the diagram, I can't exactly deduce where the heck it is?

Thanks for any insight.
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defrost ts. location 648 Defrost control heater is under the evaporator

coil but you probably dont see it becasue is cover with ice.
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