New fridge in cottage. Worked fine for warmer months. We set heat at cottage at 44 and now freezer is thawing things. Help! After we arrive at cottage and turn heat up and freezer up it seems fine? Do we need to keep heat higher in cottage---or is there another solution?
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Re: Freezer not cold enough
Hi yes you do need to keep the room the freezer is in at ahigher temperature probably not below 55 although you will need to experiment to find the minimum you can get away with. This is because modern refrigeration is designed for heated environments and some types are more susceptible than others to this situation.
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It is possible that your adaptive defrost assembly found inside the fresh food section and behind the control panel is defective. If not we need to check the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. Sea Breeze
I recommend that you set the freezer to a WARMER setting to avoid getting ice on the back of the freezer. The ice is preventing good air flow over the cooling plate and therefore is not keeping the items in your freezer cold enough. You will need to remove the ice - which can be a daunting task. If you are able to store all your frozen items somewhere else for a while, it would be best to let the whole thing thaw out. I can't find any specs on that fridge, but i would guess that it does not have an automatic defrost, which is, in part, what is causing your problem.
If you are in a humid climate this will happen more frequently - especially if you have the unit outdoors or in an unairconditioned area.
I got the same problem. For some reason in the freezer part on the back wall there is a condensor and it keeps on getting all iced up and then there is not enough air pressure for the fan to circulate cold air to you fridge part. I took mine all apart used a hair dryer to thaw out everything which took out about 1 gallon of water from the hose in the bottom back of fridge. It fixed the problem for about 4 days and then froze up again, There must be some type of tempature sensor or automatic defroster not working like it shoud.Does anybody know? Help me too?
Question: was the fridge running when you went to pick it up ?
Was it already on ?
My thinking is that you have the ice build up problem too and that it never thawed. If you unplug it, thawing could take days. Seriously. If you take the inside panel off and get some heat on it
only an hour or so.
You have the exact same model I do, and it works good, just designed poorly. It needs a drain hole on that condensor.
And your fan probably is fine. Do not spend $500.
Check freezer... for Frost build up and if Fan is blowing,
Check condenser... To make sure clean, and the fan is blowing (by compressor),
Check recirclating Vents in refrigerator... to make sure theres no blockage,
CONTROLS ...should be in the middle setting,
YOU CAN TRY turning FREEZER CONTROL
To A WARMER FREEZER SETTING Allowing.. MORE AIR.. to refrigertor side