Question about Westinghouse Refrigerators
SOURCE: ice tray stuck
Hi My Samsung freezer was nor a RB2155 it is a RS2630SH however after not making any ice because the tray was stuck in the upside down position or thereabout after 6 weeks it suddenly started making ice again, we had not done anything to it but we heard it dropping ice one evening and we had a look in the ice container and low and behold the ice box was full to the top, I would still like to know why it went like that in the first place in case it happens again it is a mystery. Larry
Posted on Dec 23, 2006
suspect a bad defrost element and defrost thermostat. but if your handy with a volt meter, check out the defrost heater with the "beeping" option if good,if it doesn't beep, bad defrost element.replace element and defrost thermostat. one step less. second, try to locate the timer, sometimes the timer just gets stuck in cooling cycle and won't defrost. if it's an adaptive defrost board, suspect it faulty. if its an mechanical timer it has a small wheel ,try to turn it if you can't turn it, well there's your problem. your third piece to suspect is the thermostat but I'd change it if the unit never shuts off but i recommend to change the timer first, with defrost thermostat just for safety.
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
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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You have an auto defrost problem. Need to check element for resistence. if good, check the thermal fuse for continuety. Most of the time i replace both the thermal fuse and the little clixon that is attached to the evaporator coil. Defrost timer is quite robust and very seldom do i need to replace that. You need to firstly defrost freezer overnight to allow cover removal. All components should be visible.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
We experienced a smilar problem with your Fisher & Paykle fridge/freezer.
The fan that sends cold air to the Fridge section of the appliance didnt appear to be working leaving the Fridge poorly cooled.
I suggest the first step is to turn the fridge off and leave it to totally defrost.
Build up in ice in the freezer section seemed to have an impact on the proper operation of the fan which seems to relie on a thermostat for its operation.
Having defrosted and cleaned the fridge the problem was solved.
The fans have a delay before switching on after the door is closed. Place a magnet over the door sensor switch and wait to see if the fan works.
The problem could be that the unit has iced over itself over a period of time and defrosting it could solve the problem.
Posted on Mar 03, 2011
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