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The red light remains on...

I've checked the coils inside the freezer for ice and found some,after defrost and switching back on, after a while I found the fan working ok.But the temp remains just under fridge temp level and the red light remains on, even with fast freeze switched on. Help?

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Re: The red light remains on...

The coils should have a nice white frost pattern evenly on the coils (no solid ice block sort of thing). If there is very little frost, or say just chunk of ice in one spot, then you may have a leak in the system where the refrigerant has leaked out. The fan above the coils should be on when the compressor is running to circulate the cold air. It does sound like you may have a sealed system leak and there's just not enough refrigerant to flash into a gas for proper cooling. Check on these items and get back to us.

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