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In a matter of a day or two, the frig temp. has gone from low 30's (a little too cold

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Old 12-19-2014, 06:01 AM
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Model Number: TBX21Z   Brand: GE   Age: More than 10 years   

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In a matter of a day or two, the frig temp. has gone from low 30's (a little too cold at times) to 45-50, I haven't check freezer temp but it seems warmer too. Could it be the self-defrost timer ? It seems like it has done this in the past, but always kind of self-corrected before long.

- The compressor seems to cycle on and off normally. (i.e. doesn't run all the time)
- Fan blows cold air into freezer.


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Old 12-20-2014, 02:41 AM
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The given model number seems to be missing several digits so you will have to choose a unit from the Matching Model Numbers section.

I doubt it is a dfrost problem. If it was the compressor would run all the time except when the unit goes thjrough a defrost cycle.

Since the unit is cycling I wouls say that the most likely culprit is the control thermostat.
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Thanks Denman,
I have the thermostat to max. setting now "9", and coincidentally it did NOT kick on the compressor when I moved it there from "5". Does that also point to the stat?
Is there a way to test it before ordering a replacement? And are you referring to what they call the "Temp Control" ? $125 + or - ?? I may put that towards a new instead.
Freezer is holding at about 10.
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Is there a way to determine date of manufacture from the serial number? HA-586890

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I have the thermostat to max. setting now "9", and coincidentally it did NOT kick on the compressor when I moved it there from "5". Does that also point to the stat?
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Is there a way to test it before ordering a replacement?
I is already doing a test of sorts.
You said that the unit cycles correctly it is just doing that at the incorrect temperature so the only thing I can think of that would do this is the thermostat.

It would not hurt to remove the cover in the freezer and inspect the evaporator coils. They should have a fairly even coating of ice on them.
Also check that the fan is OK.
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