Appliance Repair Forum

GE TPX24BPDA WW wont shut off automatically

By Rodj - 6/4/2019 9:17:01 AM

We have been having a few issues with our GE TPX24BPDA WW fridge recently, which first started with a broken defrost heater which then lead to the compressor getting low on refrigerant and now brings me to this issue. The fridge/freezer never shuts off on its own unless you move the freezer temperature setting to off and then back to 1 or where it was set to. When this happens and it is cold enough, it makes a click and stays off when it is turned back to one of the numbers. It turns back on fine. Could this be the temperature control or temperature sensor that is messed up?
By Admin - 6/5/2019 1:26:43 AM

I would run some temp checks first in the freezer then in the refrigerator. The freon being a past issue concerns me, Freon will not become low because of a broken heater.. it sounds as they there is a small leak in the unit
By Rodj - 6/5/2019 6:26:45 AM

We have a thermostat in both the freezer and the fridge. On the freezer side it is around -5 to 3 degrees and on the refrigerator side it starts getting below 31 degrees(which happens when the freezer gets under 0 degrees). When it gets to that point is when I manually shut it off. However when it was low and the temps were not low enough, if you turned it off and back to the number positions, it did not make the click in the first post and it would come back on.
By Admin - 6/5/2019 9:36:23 AM

I see.. well 31 degrees is pretty cold so that tells me your temp control is no longer accurate. It would need to be replaced but unfortunately it has been discontinued.. Supco makes some after-market replacements maybe you can still find one that works