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Old 06-25-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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The life span of a refrigerator could be like any other thing you purchase like a computer, TV, microwave, washing machine, A/V receiver, air conditioner, phone. It could last one year or forever.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm thinking about taking a chance by replacing the $107 damper assembly. They've even got a video on how to replace it. It's worth a shot.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ge...ap3775595.html
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:50 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I'm thinking about taking a chance by replacing the $107 damper assembly. They've even got a video on how to replace it. It's worth a shot.
GE WR49X10091 Refrigerator Damper Assembly - AppliancePartsPros.com
Do you have a separate freezer and refrigerator control? Or just one main temperature control? That is an airflow control like I'm speaking of. Pretty pricey but might be the culprit. If you're half mechanically inclined you might tinker with it. Looks like it's simple mechanical control unless it has an electrical sensor or actuator wired to it. Simply obstructing some of the flow could solve your problem.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Do you have a separate freezer and refrigerator control? Or just one main temperature control? That is an airflow control like I'm speaking of. Pretty pricey but might be the culprit. If you're half mechanically inclined you might tinker with it. Looks like it's simple mechanical control unless it has an electrical sensor or actuator wired to it. Simply obstructing some of the flow could solve your problem.
Side by side. Yes two slider controls. One for freezer and one for frig. In watching the video there was indeed an electrical attachment.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Side by side. Yes two slider controls. One for freezer and one for frig. In watching the video there was indeed an electrical attachment.
Generally in the past at least the Refrig. control was actually the thermostat. It turns the compressor on and off. The freezer control is usually just an air control from the freezer to refrig. section. The device you are looking at is probably an independent flow control. Has anyone changed the freezer control lately? If you turn the refrig control to a warmer temp and it still freezes in the fridge it could be the problem. If it's just freezing things only at the bottom of the fridge it's likely getting too much air from the freezer section.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Freezing things up high in the frig only.
1999 GE frig. Model # TPX24PPBA WW
This might be the manual. Not sure. http://www.applianceaid.com/pictools/gefridge1.pdf

Has anyone changed the freezer control lately? Do you mean the L-R switch that controls hot/cold to the freezer? Not sure. I'll check it out this week.
So I guess what you're saying is that if I dial up coldness (or set to warmer) for the freezer than maybe that might warm up the frig?

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Old 06-26-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Freezing things up high in the frig only.
1999 GE frig. Model # TPX24PPBA WW
This might be the manual. Not sure. http://www.applianceaid.com/pictools/gefridge1.pdf

Has anyone changed the freezer control lately? Do you mean the L-R switch that controls hot/cold to the freezer? Not sure. I'll check it out this week.
So I guess what you're saying is that if I dial up coldness (or set to warmer) for the freezer than maybe that might warm up the frig?
OK. I checked the manual. Unfortunately the damper is controlled by a computer board. Chances are it's one or the other. Though page 24 shows a "Fresh food thermistor" which could be faulty. It would be the cheapest and easiest thing to replace if you try a DIY repair. Good luck. GE has their own service folks and it might be worth giving them a call. If you pay retail for parts you may be better off biting the bullet on a repair call.. Get a price for repair then decide on keeping it or getting a new one.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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I have a 1931 Frigidaire refrigerator.
Needs some freon every few years but runs good.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Actually I found this manual. No fresh food thermistor.
Parts for GE TPX24PPBAWW: Fresh Food Section Parts - AppliancePartsPros.com
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Actually I found this manual. No fresh food thermistor.
Parts for GE TPX24PPBAWW: Fresh Food Section Parts - AppliancePartsPros.com

Well then it might be the damper control. The type of pricey part they love to sell aftermarket. Read the comments in Q&A at the bottom.

GE WR09X10002 Damper Control - AppliancePartsPros.com
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