Frost free fridge has frost and refrigerator is not cool enough
Our fridge stopped getting cold enough. This also coincided with frost appearing in the freezer. The motor got very loud for several days, then quiet. After that the fridge worked again for a few days, then back to being warm. Any ideas?
Re: Frost free fridge has frost and refrigerator is not...
My GE no frost refrigerator will not cool, the technician says that there might be a leakage in the condenser unit located in the body of the unit itself. is there a posibility that my refrigerator will be back at its normal condition? thanks
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here are lots of things that can cause cooling problems. One of the most common causes of poor cooling in a frost free refrigerator is a defrost system failure. In such a case one or the other compartment may appear to be keeping proper temperature but that too may change in a short period of time. The fridge compartment's temperature rise is usually (but not always) the first to be noticed. Frost" and "Ice"
There is a difference between "frost" (a white, snow-like substance) and "ice" (usually clear and solid). When referring to what is seen during an inspection, please keep this distinction in mind as the possible causes for each are often very different. The Defrost System
Inspecting the (usually rear) wall of the freezer compartment for a frost build up is necessary. (In the case of many GE top freezer models, check the freezer's bottom panel.) If there is a frost coating on it, it is often a sign of excessive frosting beneath it. Sometimes however the evaporator cover panel will actually need to be removed (see the illustration below) before an excessive frost build will visible.
The refrigeration system's evaporator (cooling) coil is usually in the freezer compartment. This evaporator will periodically frost over and have to be defrosted by means of a heating system. When the defrost heating system fails, the frost can accumulate to such a degree that airflow throughout the appliance is hampered. There may be just enough air circulation to cool the freezer section but that will eventually stop too.
usually that means your fridge thermostat is being blocked by items in your fridge, telling the cooling system to shut down. If your fridge and freezer are packed, the fridge might protect itself by shutting down the cooling system. Happened to us last Thanksgiving.
Since you are getting frost in you frost free refrigerator, tell me that the defrost circuit has a problem. It is made of a defrost timer/module, defrost heater and defrost thermostat. What should happen is that the defrost timer should periodically turn off the compressor for about 30 minutes and turn power to the defrost heater via the thermostat. The heater is attached to the evaporator coil and melts any frost build up on those coils.
It sounds like the defrost circuit has not been working for a while because the ice build up is not allowing the air to circulate around the coils to cool the refrigerator. The typical failures to the defrost circuit are the defrost timer motor fails to advance, or the defrost heater burns out. Hope this helps you.
I'm not sure if you mean it's not getting cold enough or dot at all. The most common fridge "not cooling" problem
is a frost free failure. Remove the access panel in the freezer section to expose the
evaporator coils. If the coils in the freezer section get plugged up with frost this frost will block the evaporator fan
motor from blowing the cold air around. The fan blade can also hit this frost and either
become noisy or stop altogether. If there is a lot of build up then the defrost timer may need to be replaced. Most of the time the evaporator coils and fan are located behind panels in the freezer section. These are usually easy to remove. The defrost timer is a different story and may require the help of a service person. Hope this helps.
You said, You have a zanussi fridge freezer combination, it is a
frost free model, And you're developing lots of frost in the freezer
which never used to happen
and the fridge is not getting cold, some condensation does appear
inside the fridge, it is 2years old.
Frost could mean a few things.
Is the freezer cold but the fridge not?
If so the freezer may be so full that the articles are covering the air
vents in the back that share the cold air with the fridge.
I've have seen the freezers packed to the hilt!
More things to check.
Is the condenser in the back or under the front of the fridge. If it
is under the front of the fridge you must remove the plastic grill`(The
condenser is the thin black metal tubing that runs back and forth to
make up your condenser). This needs to be free of dust and have air
passing over and through it!
they sell refrigerator brushes for this at the hardware store.
I have had customers that never ran the brush under there ever and had 1 to 2 inches of dust and lint
under there between the tubes.After a few hours it was cool the next day it was cold!
The freon level pressure should be checked in case you have a leak.
The thermostat may be bad.
Let me know what works for you.
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