Hi,Welcome to Just Answer, My name isXXXXX will be helping you with your appliance issue today.
let me check your model I'll be back soon,
I'm caught up and here.
Okay I see what needs done. You answered my most basic question in one shot. Can it be fixed? Yes. Next question is, of the three parts that could be the cause, is the cost of any one part cost prohibitive; part and labor is more than the worth of the machine?
Our experience has been to call a tech, get charged $175+ for a service call to be told that the cost of the repair is 90% of the cost of the machine OR the part that has failed is not serviceable. He collects on work not done and I buy a new one anyway.
Is this my situation here? If it is cost effective...he gets a call...
Well if it turns out to be the control board that would be the most expensive part, it runs around $100.00 the defrost thermostat runs around $40.00 and the heater is $28.90, so absolutely it's worth fixing if you do it yourself, here is a link to all the parts and they are all in stock, http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-PBF2255HEW-%3d%3de in the meantime to get this to run correctly, after you test the parts take a hairdryer in defrost all of the Frost on the coils, then put it all back together again, after this cools back down it will run correctly for 2 to 3 weeks before it freezes up again, so you will have plenty of time to order and receive the part you need and the refrigerator will run correctly until it gets there, thanks and well wishes, Bryan
The link didn't come through Bryan.
If I'm looking at this drawing correctly, I have to pull the "guts" out the back to get at the items to check? What is the part # in the drawing for the thermostat.