Woke up the other day to see water on the floor and both the fridge and freezer temp displays flashing at 20 degrees, tried both button reset still the same, just before the display goes blank all icons are light green and the freezer temp shows -88 and the fridge temp 88.
I can hear the compressor come on then turn off a moment or two afterwards.
If I hold the door switches in on fridge side and the freezer side I can hear the fans kicking in and feel cold air coming from the vents at the back.
It seems it's the defrost sensor (freezer side). Waiting for it to come, ordered this morning. It appears to be a defrost fault, having read on the web it seems you can check the defrost sensor with a meter across whilst holding the actual sensor in your hand tightly to see if the resistance changes, anyway it didn't. Will post when the new one comes and I change it.
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That sounds like one of your cooling tubes is frosted up IF your fan is working. Pull the read freezer shield off and check for an ice buildup around the evaporator coil. If so, defrost circuit problems. If not, use a hair dryer and blow air down the cooling tubes to defrost the tubes.
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer
through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer
blows air through it.There is a flap
you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing
when you adjust the fridge tempandYour evaporator coils frost up in normal use
and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater
comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost
drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the
freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tubemay be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey basterwill usually clear it out. Flushing
it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent
refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the
lower back of the freezer.
If you have frozen coil at the back of the freezer section, then the defrost thermostat is usually failing. Allow the fridge to defrost completely overnight. If the fridge restarts cooling immediately after defrost, then the problem was the defrost system. In that case the fridge will stop cooling again in a couple of days, as soon as the evaporator coils restart freezing and the condenser goes under stress with the whole cooling system loosing efficiency.