Question about Refrigerators
Not every refrigerator has a defrost timer. Those that do will most times have it behind the controls inside fresh food campartment or just behind kickplate at front and base of refrigerator. What is your model number? Refrigerators
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Posted on Feb 22, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have same problem, it usually happens after someone leaves door open
too long or after 4-6 months. I usually place two frozen milk jugs full
of water in the upper fridge and tape the upper fridge door closed at
night before bed so the kids don't open and let the upper food get
warm., Unplug the fridge and open the freezer and remove all drawers
(place excess frozen food in freezer in garage) , leaving the freezer
open with a towel in the bottom to catch the melting water from the
back panels inside and the next morning wipe the fridge bottom clean
and plug it back up and replace everything. I hate that I paid so much
for this fridge and have to defrost a couple times a year. However
found out too late to return back to the store. It seams like it should
have a cycle that heats the back plate every so often to warm and
evaporate the ice that collects, but I haven't heard or can't find
anything on that.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
SOURCE: freezer not defrosting
you should find the defrost timer in the refrigerator section against the top of the refrigerator. Some models(not knowing what you have) have a small whole that has a slot for a flat screwdriver to go into and if you turn it, it will kick in the timer if it is stuck. Good luck
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
SOURCE: bad defrost timer/ thermostat???
It definitely sounds like you have a bad defrost timer, that is the reason the coils are icing up on you. The next issue, which may or may not be related is the freezing of items in the refrigerator. Usually the cold air is transferred, through a vent with a damper, from the freezer and into the refrigerated section. The "thermostat" for this section is actually usually just a lever to adjust the position of the damper. That being said, usually when you have a problem such as you are having, it is either a stuck or broken damper (or damper component). Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
First off, go to this web site and enter your model number- it should have more letters in it than numbers (the number you provided might be a serial number, not sure):
This should give you some diagrams and parts lists.
This following web page describes your problem, and how you can fix it:
Once you get the coils defrosted, a friend of mine said if you wrap a piece of copper wire across the two evaporator coils, and connect them, the coils will not ice up. I never tried this myself, but it might be worth trying.
Good luck, and hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
I had the same problem. When the evaporator heater stops working, frost will build up until there is no air flow to the refrigerator. This will cause the refrigerator to keep running. Remove everything from the freezer and remove the pan at the bottom and see if there is a frost buildup. .... Bruce
Posted on Jul 29, 2011
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