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Repair and additional information for the GE Refrigerator model ABE20EGE, a bottom freezer refrigerator without an ice-through-door feature, that includes an automatic defrost system and an anti-sweat heater switch. This page covers information for model numbers matching the pattern ABE20EGE****.

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Where do I located defrost timer

I have a GE Arrtistry Bottom Freezer I looked at owner manual no defrost timer. I looked everywhere it would be according to YouTube. Front, back and inside refrigerator still nothing. My refrigerator ain’t getting cold and coils are freezing over. I don’t want to buy a thermostat or defrost heater if I don’t have to. Any answers of where the defrost timer would be would greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance

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Improvements in technology may have eliminated clock timers, replaced with electronic controls to switch heaters on periodically for efficiency. Temperature sensors help with fan(s) blowing air thru freezer and refrigerated section. Best case scenario is ice buildup needing a shutdown to melt visible frost and maybe a hair dryer to melt ice buildup behind a panel. Temporarily moving food to another refrigerator can help ensure melting hidden frost for several hours leaving doors open then starting up to see if things go back to normal. Worse case scenario would be damage to the sealed refrigeration system requiring repairs by a professional or replacing the refrigerator.

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Hi @missincitylife,

What is the model number of the refrigerator?

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abe20egebrbs

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I took the chance and just ordered the thermostat. if it don’t work I’ll get a new fridge. I appreciate all the comments but if there is a timer I’d like to know where it is. Just trying to get threw the holidays before spending money on a big appliance. Thank you

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Hi @missincitylife

There is no separate defrost timer as such.

The defrost timing cycle in your refrigerator is initiated and controlled by the control board.

Usually with auto defrost models, the defrost cycle occurs once every ~10 hours and lasts for about 25 minutes. During this time the compressor and the evaporator fan are both turned off.

The defrost heater (part #WR51X10038) is turned on to melt the ice build up on the evaporator unit and the ice meltwater drains away via the drain tube to the evaporator pan underneath the refrigerator - near the compressor motor.

The defrost thermostat (part #WR50X10090) controls the power to the defrost heater because you don't want to let the evaporator unit get too hot, as it is only thin Aluminium and is designed to operate at below freezing temperatures i.e. 0°F.

The defrost thermostat operates at 55°F and cuts off the power from the control board to the heater.

Once the defrost cycle time period is finished, the control board, removes the power to the heater circuit and restarts the compressor and evaporator fan to drive the temperatures back down to the set temperatures. When the temp in the freezer compartment reaches 32°F the defrost thermostat releases in readiness for the next defrost cycle.

I'm not quite sure about the resistance value of the defrost heater in your model but most are somewhere between 20-50 Ohms.

If you measure the heater directly with an Ohmmeter and get a reading of OL or open circuit, the heater is faulty.

The parts linked above are for your model.

The supplier was only to get the manufacturer's part number. If you search online using the manufacturer's part number only you will find other suppliers that may suit you better.

If both the defrost thermostat and the heater are OK and if there is power going to the heater during the defrost cycle, check that the drain tube is not blocked. If the drain tube becomes blocked for some reason (check at both ends), then the meltwater cannot drain away and it will build up/refreeze etc with every defrost cycle to a point where the defrost heater cannot overcome the amount of ice and it will ice over the evaporator fan and stop it from working. The first that you know about this is that the refrigerator is warm but the freezer is cold.

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Thank you. I ordered the thermostat if that don’t work I’ll order the heater next. After that it’s on to a new fridge. Happy Holidays

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Teresa さん、ありがとうございました!
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