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GE Refrigerator running too long


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#1 Lurker_edh2000_*

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:09 AM

Hi:

It is 15 years old. In the past two years, it has taken the compressor to run a long time for it to reach a stopping point. It gets as cold as before. I cleaned the bottom grill area. What should I do? It requires R-12. Is that the problem? Thanks.      Ed


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:29 AM

Model and serial numbers........:bathead:
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:56 PM

     Ed.  The Force is saying you need to get a hobby, or a puppy, or something, and stop paying attention to how long your refrigerator is running.  Is your ice cream hard enough?  Is your milk going sour?  Are your eggs or sodas or veggies freezing?  NO?  Good! It's fifteen.  Unless it's something minor, when it dies buy a new one.


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:18 PM

Ed,  if you will provide the model number I would like to see if it has one of the defective rotary compressors that slowly went down over months so the ref. kept running too long because it was not pumping effectivly, please.  Pegi
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:20 AM

Hi:

I only see a long number : 203C2570P002.

Thanks a million.

Ed


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:47 AM

Model number help here.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:37 AM

Ed the model number should start with 2 or 3 letters like  TFX   something like that, you should find this above the toe panel down by the right door hinge on the FF side or a tag somewhere inside of the FF side.   Pegi
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 04:14 AM

Hi:

The model is GE, TBX18SLG.

Thanks. Ed


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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:32 AM

Ed, this model does not appear to have the defective compressor.  So check your condenser coil under the frig.  This needs to be cleaned twice a year and may be clogged?  If that is ok, remove the back panel in your freezer after removing the food and shelves and look at the frost pattern on the evaperator.  If the whole coil has a light frost this is normal between defrost cycles.  If it is clogged with ice, you have a defrost problem.  If only part of the coil is frosted you my have a sealed system problem developing which would entail an expensive sealed system repair or a compressor going down.  Check these things and let us know what you find and any more details you might think of.  Pegi
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:18 PM

Have you found out anything yet????  Pegi
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 06:39 PM

It is too old and not worth of any major repair
Use it until it die and save your money for a new one.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:18 PM

Hi Pegi:

How are you? Thank you for your replies.

The GE is still kicking. I need to either buy a new one or fix it. Are these cheap ones, Americana at Home Depot, for example, worth it? I live alone so the size 15 or 16 CFT is OK.

Any chance that I could just get a technician to fill my GE with R-12 for $100 or less? I am a teacher so this is the best solution if reasonable.

Regards,

Ed


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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:44 PM

Might call around and get rates, would have to recover what is in there, find and repair the leak  and evacuate the system and recharge it...just putting freon in would not help much since you would still have air and freon mixed, which would not give good heat & cool transfer and would leak back out again.....do not know of any Americanas, the Roper and Estates are Whirlpool and are nicely priced...who makes the Americana???
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:56 PM

you know.....it could be something as simple as one of the doors not closing properly or a torn door seal or a bad evaporator fan or a bad door switch making the light stay on and causing a heat source or as pegi said the condensor is clogged with 15 yrs of lint and dust or ......many things that would be cheap to fix.......

whats with the freon paranoia???

Before you start.....how much is it going to cost and how long is it going to take?

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 04:59 AM

[user=5710]bigger hammer[/user] wrote:

whats with the freon paranoia???

oh, just a 50 thousand dollar fine to you and 250 k to your employer for knowingly allowing a controlled substance(which is now banned and not available) to enter the atmosphere- see meech lake accord and worldwide global warming reduction efforts.  i just knew they were  leaving something out in b.c. when they can whip you through a college course in a couple of months and say your license is equivalent to the one that takes a 4 year apprenticeship to obtain in alberta.  on this side of the rockies,we cannot "top up" any system- leak must be located and repaired,or unit condemned- end of story- at that time,tech must fill out supporting paperwork with license number-attach one to fridge,one to employer and one to government dept. that oversees enforcement- an industry standard. this has been in effect for a number of years now.
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:08 AM

[user=637]kdog[/user] wrote:

oh, just a 50 thousand dollar fine to you and 250 k to your employer for knowingly allowing a controlled substance(which is now banned and not available) to enter the atmosphere- see meech lake accord and worldwide global warming reduction efforts. 


Why, this reminds me of a story, what was it... ah, yes, The Story of O

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:24 AM

i don't disagree with that,it's all a master scam anyway- next is tax on carbon dioxide (how long can you hold yer breath)- but it is the law as i learned it,makes me sound impo'tant,and is as close to law as i'll ever get. i can think of other o's that i'd rather pursue.
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:32 AM

[user=5710]bigger hammer[/user] wrote:

whats with the freon paranoia???

Don't you know thats the first thing you're supposed to check?

Based on a true story,

 

Ring Ring Ring

Me:  Hello ABC appliance.

Caller: Yes I have a refrigerator thats not getting cold.

Me:  Would you like us to come check it out?

Caller: Yeah but I think I already know what’s wrong with it.

Me:  Really? What do you think is wrong with it?

Caller: I think its just out of  “Freezon”.

Me: What makes you say that?

Caller: Well its more than 15 years old and I think it’s finally starting to run out. I think if you just filled it up it would be ok.



 

 


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Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:12 PM

Dang Ed,  That fridge aughta be bout 16 by now.  Have you been gathering data?   Do you have a legal pad with your refrigerator's run times logged in it?  Is the run time increasing?

Enough about refrigerators for a minute.  I have meditated.  I have contemplated.  I have stared into the bubbling acrylic cylinder.  I have been at one with the Force.  Yet I still can't get over how much this picture of a woman

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looks almost exactly like this picture of my dog.

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Is it just me or do you see a resemblance?


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Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:19 PM

Dayyam, Jedi, that picture of that woman was so good that now I need to have a smoke while I bask in the afterglow.

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