I have a frigidaire glrs237zcwo side by side freezer and have two problems. the fan at the rear of the freezer gets ice build up every 4- 7 days and this makes a loud noise as the fan hit the ice. I manually defrost the freezer witha heater and then this happens again in 4- 7 days. usually at night when im sleeping :(
Also the ice maker only dispenses crushed ice. i had someone replace the solenoid and still no cubes. the service guy has caulked the back when the water supply is thinking that warm air is getting into the frezer and this is the cause of the ice build up. He thinks i may have to replace the circuit board ($180) behind the ice maker and water panels but after 3 visits i feel like this guy is just guessing at what the problem is. Does anyone have any ideas what the source of my problems could be? Ive had this fridge for under 4 years. frigidaire says the compressor is the only thing warrantied.
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1.Check fan in the freezer if it runs fast.
2. Remove rear cover in the freezer after disconnecting power to the fridge and check if there is build up of ice on evaporator coil (looks as radiator).
3. If you find build up you have a defrost problem (timer. Defrost heater. Defrost thermostat
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees See if water is in icemaker. Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects. If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that attaches to water line out of wall) If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker. If its leaking same part needs replaced.The water valve at the bottom rear of fridge First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running It moves air to the ref from the freezer Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge. Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean. There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card. Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear Clean condenser coils underneath .I'm including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.; Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically Thanks for using fixya Leo Ponder imufo2 PLEASE VOTE FOR ME IF THIS WAS HELPFUL
With ours it is ice collection on the fan in the freezer section. This is located about half way down under the icemaker (please unplug to proceed). If you remove the four hex head screws and lift up the metal flap you will find the fan assemble and most likely the ice build up to chip off.
Sounds like you have several things happening at once. If freezer stops defrosting the freon becomes so cold going back to compressor that the compressor can not pump the Freon. It begins to struggle trying to keep up the temperature setting you asked for but can not transfer the heat out of freezer and fresh food sections because there is a block of ice preventing the flow. You need to unplug and lets defrost manually and give the compressor some much needed rest. Use a hair dryer to remove the Ice. Remove rear panel in rear of freezer to make it easier to get to and see what I am talking about. I will stick with you all the way through the repair if you like. But for now unplug and transfer the food to another standby. I will be here so just let me know when ready. Sea Breeze
When it build up ice in the freezer the cold air can't go through to the fridge , this could be because : the fan doesn't work. the unit is low in refrigerant or the defrost timer or heater are bad , if the fan works take off the back pannel inside the freezer and if is only cover with ice part of it and the rest of the coil is clear of ice ,it means that is low on refrigerant (it is a seal system so there's a leak and has to be repair and recharged with freon), but if the coil is all cover with ice the problem is with the defrost system(timer or heaters) you can check the heaters for continuity if open replaced it if ok replace the timer.
Hi, Check the freezer and see if the fan motor is running. Remove the rear panel and check for a frost or ice build up inside the rear freezer panel. Please let me know what you find so I can assist you further.
I had the same problem. I found the buzzing noise was caused by ice build up around the fan motor inside the freezer. I believe water must have leaked down around the fan during a defrost cycle. I removed the ice maker, the ice cube bin and ice dispenser auger motor. It sounds complicated, but it isn't too bad. The ice maker and auger are connected with quick connect plugs. So just unplug, remove the screws and remove them from the freezer. You will need to remove several other screws as well, I believe 11 in total as well as the top freezer rack. This will give you access to the white aluminum panel that runs from the top of the freezer to about halfway down the back of the freezer. After you remove the aluminum panel you will see the fan about half way down the freezer. I found a lot of ice around my fan. The fan blades were hitting the ice causing the buzz. Remove the ice and the buzzing is gone. It took me an hour to complete this repair. I hope this helps.
this should not be happening as a heater in the freezer should eliminate this problem.first check the hose is completely clear,if it is when your fridge goes into defrost mode you should be able to feel warmth near this drain or hear the ice crackling and defrosting thence draining via the rear tube also try removing the offending ice in the drain with hot water