Question about Refrigerators
My hoover contour fridge (bottom freezer) suddenly isn't cold enough. I went to the freezer and the ice cream had melted & food started thawing out. The fridge isn't very cold either. I have turned the dial to
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the problem just gradually started happening, it's possibly the defrost cycle that's not working right. Fridge doesn't defrost, the cooling system ices up, and the cold air can no longer travel through the fridge.
You can tell that's the problem if you fully defrost the fridge (turn it off for a day), then start it up again. If it works OK for a while, then does the same thing after a few weeks that's what it is. Either way, you need a repair person to fix it, or you need to defrost it regularly, but then what do you do with your food while you do that???
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Check the compressor with a volt meter, if the compressor is getting proper voltage then check the relay. But this sounds like a problem with the compressor
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
SOURCE: hoover contour fridge leaking
Your 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 tube may 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 baster will 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.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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It's hard to understand how the refrigerator compartment would be okay, but the freezer is not. The evaporator coils are normally behind the freezer. The cooled air is moved from here to the freezer and refrigerator by the evaporator fan. Is this the fan you are saying is going on and off? Or the compressor fan underneath the refrigerator.
The necessary conditions for proper cooling are:
1. Compressor is running; 2. Compressor fan is running; and 3. Evaporator fan is running.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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