UL2494ECW8 got an imperial model attached....after defrost is frozen within a week like crazy...when we close the door the suction isn't like it used to be and the gaskets seems ok, should we replace the gasket or get a new freezer or what do you suggest. thanks Janet
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Re: Freezer super frozen ice build up too quick
Before i would replace the freezer i would make sure the drain is open ,,, the drain is at the bottom in the back of the inside of your freezer and if it freezes up the water builds and cut down the cooling ,,, that is where i would look first. Larry
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I do not believe the problem is the fan. sounds like the frig. is low on Freon this is what will cause the ice build up. you need to find the leak, you can do this by spraying soapy water on coil tubes & watch for bubbles. repair leak & recharge.
most of these freezers have an automatic defrost cycle. after so many hours of chilling it will stop and run a de-icing cycle. this is accomplished by one or two heating elements. if one of the elements is burned out it will not run the defrost cycle. and will ice up quickly. depending on the model the heaters will usually cost about 15 to 20 dollars and they are easy to replace. look up the model of your freezer and download the pdf files they will usually have a pictorial diagram showing the location a defrost timer usually does nt fail on them unless it is physically damaged.
You dont have to reset it, you need to defrost it, the defrost element has failed and you have ice build up within the chiller plates, air cant pass through it due to the ice, I think you will find that food is starting to defrost and you will see a bit of ice on the back panel inside the freezer. Defrost it for 2 days with door open, after that, should work fine for a week or so, very common problem. Hope that helps, Russ
there are only 2 reasons this happens but one cause (defrost element not working) 1st we check the defrost timer is working if not replace it if it is working go on to the last fault it can be - depending on the freezer it will have 1 or 2 defrost elements when one blows the ice will slowly build up if they both blow then the ice will build up within days unless you know your way around a multimeter it will be very hard to determin witch unit has blown in 70% of cases its the element but a service tech can tell you in a matter of minutes to save you time and money i would get a quote to get a tech in but now you know what to look for
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If this is a self defrosting model make sure that you don't have frost build up on the back wall of the freezer causing the air not to circulate like it should. If you do have frost build up other items will eventually start thawing as well. If this is the case you have a defrost problem.
If this is not a self defrosting model then make sure it does not need defrosting.
You normally will notice ice cream being soft before you notice other things thawing.
Also make sure the door is shutting good and you may try putting the ice cream in a different location.
There is normally a small filiament of metal which is attached to the defrost element and conducts heat down the drainpipe preventing ice build up. You can pour some boiling water onto this area and even wriggle a piece of plastic tubing down the drain pipe to dislodge any blockage. For future prevention, you can attach a piece of copper wire around the defrost element (in the absence of the original filiament) and extend it down the drainpiple
Defected DEFROST HEATER can cause frost build up on the panel at the back of the freezer,and freezer stop cooling and ice frozen on unit so air could not flow to refrigerator side.Water will coming out caused of unbalanced freezing,and causing the flooding of water in the floor. You must change this defroster heater assembly so it will works normal again..