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Hotpoint CTX21ELJ refrig worse after my repair


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#1 DStearns

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 03:50 PM

I determined, with your help, that I had a defrost problem with a Hotpoint CTX21ELJ refrigerator and decided to replace the defrost thermometer and timer. The heating element had continuity, so back in it went. I purchased parts directly from GE and now that I have installed them, the unit will not turn on at all.

1. Yes, I plugged it back in.
2. Yes, there is power (the light is on).

I can also feel the timer faintly humming, so that seems to work. I can stick the probes of the multimeter into the conenctors that spliced the new thermostat in place and there is continuity, so that switch is closed at room temperature.

I checked all the wire harnesses and plugs and everything seems tight.

Maybe the mistake was cleaning it while all the food was out.

How do I proceed to troubleshoot this beast?

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 04:17 PM

Timer is in defrost mode. Will have probably timed out and switched over to run mode by the time you read this reply.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 08:14 AM

See? Told ya. :P

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 08:39 AM

Indeed you were right, sensei.  But I did cheat a little.  After your reply I went back, plugged in the unit, and manually advanced the timer, which only needed to turn about 5 degrees before the compressor turned on.  Thanks for the help.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 08:42 AM

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