This is a GE refrigerator defrost heater turning on. I’ll go over the defrost operation for you. The evaporator develops a thin coating of frost during normal operation. This is caused by condensation, which deposits itself, and then freezes, on the evaporator. If this is not burned off it will get thicker and thicker until it inhibits airflow across the evaporator coils. If this happens the fresh-food section will get warm.
It’s 19 degrees outside this morning. I guess this is just a taste of things to come, since we still have January and February to go. We’ll get through this and those appliances will still get fixed. :-). We stay on the road, throughout the Meridian area, during rain or snow.
On another note, would like to give a shout-out to these folks at the Meridian SWAC committee. They do a tremendous job trying to keep up with all of our trash and solid waste in our city. It’s something that many people don’t think about during our busy days. Here is their website – Meridian SWAC