REFRIGERATOR APPLIANCE REPAIR HELP & PARTS
here are some things you have to know about freezer and refrigerators.
you see Frost build up on the back wall of the freezer you might have a
defrost problem. The Basic defrost system is: Your heater, your
limiter, and timer if any of these fail you should get an even frost on
the back wall (Most side by side Refrigerators and Top mount models )
Note: (depending where your evaporator is located). If you have no idea
what I'm talking about you should call for a repair person. On the
other hand if you get the Idea let me help a little more! You can check
your heater and limiter with a multi-meter. You must have the component
disconnected and the limiter has to stay cold to test it! The timer
can't always be tested and comes in many new forms. it could be part of
the main control, or an old mechanical timer or just a electronic timer.
Evaporator Fan Might not be working, this fan blows the cold air from
your freezer to your Fresh food compartment. You can listen in your
freezer area to hear if the fan is on. You might half to push the
freezer door buttons in to activate the fan. If your machine is in
defrost mode the fan will not come on, so if your fan is not on just
check it in about 45 min and if it is still not coming on then your fan
is probably bad.
If you have a electronic damper door it could be in
the closed position, preventing the air flow from the freezer side to
the fresh food side. This means your thermostat could be bad, a sensor
or main control board could be bad.
Question: Why are the Fresh food side and Freezer are warmer?
condenser coils could be dirty or Condenser Fan could be bad, this will
cause your compressor to overheat and shut down causing your
Refrigerator to quit cooling until the compressor has cooled down. In
some refrigerators a good quick way to tell if your system is getting
too hot is too feel the strip between the fresh food door and the
freezer door, if this strip is hot your compressor could be
overheating. Something you can do if you feel that center strip is hot
, take a fan and put it facing the bottom of the refrigerator and see
if that strip doesn't get cooler in about 45 min. This is only to help
you till you get a repair person out to look at it.
There are many
other reasons for this type of problem: Intermittent compressor start
device, Intermittent Thermostat, Electronic control board problems,
Electronic Thermostat problems.
One more important note to all:
Freon does dissipate it can only leak. This means there has to be a
hole! Filling your machine back up without fixing the hole will not fix
your machine. It might run for a day a week maybe a month or a year but
it is not fixed. This goes for refrigerators, freezers and Air
conditioners. Don't let anyone tell you it just needed a little Freon.
Your leak might be small enough for it to work for a month and then you
loose all your food again!
Question: Why is my ice maker won't make any Ice?
The ice system in most Refrigerators consists of: The Ice maker itself,
the water inlet valve, The Dispenser System, and the lines that carry
There are many different designs.
Example: Is your ice
dispenser tray in your side by side door? If it is, you might have a
emitter board that detects the level of your ice bucket. This emitter
board commonly fails and needs replaced to restore function to your ice
maker. If you have this design check the kick plate of the machine for
the Tech sheet, this sheet will help you determine your problem.
common problem with most ice maker systems is the water valve has a
slow leak and freezes the water inlet tube to the ice maker, causing
the ice maker not to receive water. In this case you need to replace
the water valve or the water valve simply is bad. you will half to
defrost the tube if it was frozen and make sure you replace the valve.
Have you check your water filter on your refrigerator? This also can cause a problem with your ice maker and water dispenser.
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on Apr 05, 2010 | Refrigerators