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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: westinghouse fj383
What are your temperatures now and is the freezer bring down the tempetures OK at this point? Sorry for jumping into this gshaw71 but I just want to see a consistant drop in temperatures before we realize the freezer is not getting the meat frozen, Let us all know so as a team we can help you tinalouise, Thanks, sea breeze
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
SOURCE: require a schematic diagram for
Hi Wade and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
Try this quick test before digging to deep. With the door open make sure the light is on... and then depress the light switch plunger and make sure the light goes OFF. If the light does not go off you may have a simple door switch problem. If the compressor is running the fan is supposed to be running. The only thing that would turn off the fan is... door switch, temp control or unit in defrost. Ahem or ICE build up. Ice will stop an evaporator fan in about 5 days (longer for freezers) if there is an automatic defrost problem where the unit never cycles into the defrost mode. If the Evaporators coils are blocked with ICE do a manual defrost with and external fan directing air into the unit for over 2 hours with the contents removed and the unit unplugged. When you restart the unit.. listen for the evaporator fan running. If the Fan runs you know it was.... ICE. I.e your probably dealing with an automatic defrost problem. Timer, heater or wiring near either one.
Using the temp control will shut off the compressor and the fan(s) but not the light. Look around on the side of the chassis near the compressor or the opposite side of the chassis for a 4" x 5" data packet. There should be a tech sheet and wiring diagram in that envelope. (
Just me thinking here.... no one got into the freezer and moved wires in your absence... so the wiring should be connected correctly.
Also the condenser fan is supposed to run anytime the compressor runs unless yours has external coils.
I do not have your units wiring diagram and I am not in this for the money... I just wanted to pass on a bit of info that may hopefully help you right now. Feel free to shop for another expert. No worries here.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Posted on Feb 28, 2011
SOURCE: westinghouse fj383
I have a Westinghouse upright freezer FJ383M-R. The red light was on bright and the top half of freezer was not working. Turns out it was a switch that turns the defrost cycle on was faulty. Serveman replaced borken part. Now it is fine. Was much cheaper than replacing freezer.
Posted on Mar 28, 2013
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