How do I remove the grate on the bottom to clean the coils
Bought a Kenmore side by side with the freezer on the bottom. got no insruction book. Need to clean the coils underneath the refrigerator. There is a plastic cover on the across verythe bottom front under the freezer I dont know how to remove it to clean the coils. Is the a release I dont see. I have tired and am afraid it will break if I force it. Pleaqse help
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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
Your drain line is frozen and not allowing the defrost water to drain to the pan below. The drain hole is at the bottom of the evaporator coil in the freezer behind the metal rear panel. You may need to remove the panel to access it. You can use hot water to thaw it out and you should be in good shape.
This is normally placed inside the freezer unit where the evaporator coils are placed. During defrosting the heater works and defrosts off the frost to the tray which drains the condensed water to the bottom by a tubing. SO you will need to remove the rear panel of the freezer to get access.
THE FREEZER MAY BE FROZEN UNDERNEATH THE COILS. UNPLUG THE KENMORE AND GET A VACUMM CLEANER OR A SHOP VAC AND CLEAN THE COILS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FRIDGE. AFTER THAT REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM THE FREEZER AND USE A SCREW DRIVER TO REMOVE THE PANELS FROM THE INSIDE OF THE FREEZER TO LOCATE THE COILS (INSIDE) THEY MAY NEED TO BE DEFROSTED DUE TO THE LENT BUILD-UP ON THE (UNDERSIDE) BOTTOM OF THE FRIDGE... HOPE THIS HELPS
it sounds like the timer is going bad.... there is a timer that runs the fridge for 6 hrs. and defrosts for 20 mins. if the contacts are pitted ,it will run for shorted periods ..... this timer can be located anywhere from behind the unit where the compressor is to inside the regrigerator compartment ...
MOST GRATES JUST POP OFF,DEPENDING ON YOUR FRIG. MODEL,YOUR COILS ARE ON THE BACK BOTTON BESDIE THE COMP. OR RUN SIDE TO SIDE A LONG THE FRONT,YOU REALLY HAVE TO GET THE GRATE OFF AND LOOK UNDER TO SEE WHERE YOURS ARE,IT IS
IMPORTANT TO CLEAN THEM ONCE A YEAR-MIKE
Seems that the condensate drain is clogged/frozen.. If there is a bottom storage bin on the freezer side, remove it. There should be a removeable panel on the back freezer wall. If you can safely remove it then do so. Look for an accumilation of ice behind the panel, under the evaporator coil. Do not attempt to do this unless you have a good mechanical aptitude. One other thing you may try is to clean the coil underneath the refrigerator. This can be quite difficult as the unit must be tilted in such a way as to gain access. The coil there is most likely covered in dirty hairballs. Once the coil is clean, let the unit defrost overnight. Once again, do not attempt any of these steps unless you are certain you can handle it. Perhaps it would be best to call a qualified service tech.
Yes if you dont hear the evap fan wprking remove rear panel in freezer let me know what you see. Is coil iced over? Is fan running? Is the motor warm? Attempt to spin the blade gently to see if the motor is bound. You can oil these.