Can i leave the fridge plugged in when i do the epoxy trick? i really don't want everything to defrost or get warm. But i also don't want to fry the socket or start a fire. Earlier when I used the potato, we could smell it cooking when it was on the filament. Crazy!! Thnx so much
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Re: stuck bulb in fridge
I would definately shut the unit off to do the repair. Electricity is not something that you want to play with exspecially 115 volt because when it grabs ahold of a persoin your muscles freeve instead of release and you can fry yourself real easily. Good Luck and have a Happy New Year.
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the fan is not a defrost fan? it helps to circulate the cold air into fridge and freezer. so when the fridge goes into defrost mode the fan and compressor stop running. if ur getting constant warm or heat? I suspect ur defrost timer is not coming out of defrost cycle? the heat is only suppose to last up to 20-30 minutes then back into cold mode? hers a trick u can use that may get u back into cold mode, locate the defrost timer in ur fridge usually at top center. then under the timer u will see a tiny slot or hole. if u stick a small screw driver into that hole and turn slowly clockwise till u hear it click? if its stuck in defrost , it will now come out of defrost and u should hear the fan and the compressor come on, hope this helps let me knoiw if u have any more questions
First check to see if the fan is spinning, it could be stuck in the ice. A full manual defrost is required for starters. Move all the food to another cooler. If the covers will come off the freezer easily, check the fan and the defrost coil. After the defrost, plug it back in and check the fan, and the defrost timer. It should hum. Rotate it to a click, which will be defrost. Check if the defrost coil works. Leave the timer running, it should restart the fridge after a short time. If it doesn't, get a new timer. Keep checking components until you have your fridge fixed. Have fun, fridges are not too difficult to sort out.
I have same problem, it usually happens after someone leaves door open
too long or after 4-6 months. I usually place two frozen milk jugs full
of water in the upper fridge and tape the upper fridge door closed at
night before bed so the kids don't open and let the upper food get
warm., Unplug the fridge and open the freezer and remove all drawers
(place excess frozen food in freezer in garage) , leaving the freezer
open with a towel in the bottom to catch the melting water from the
back panels inside and the next morning wipe the fridge bottom clean
and plug it back up and replace everything. I hate that I paid so much
for this fridge and have to defrost a couple times a year. However
found out too late to return back to the store. It seams like it should
have a cycle that heats the back plate every so often to warm and
evaporate the ice that collects, but I haven't heard or can't find
anything on that.
find another place for all of your food because you may need to call a service company.
stuck in defrost (if nothing is running)
bad compressor (if fans are still running)
freon problem if everything is still running
What happens is the defrost is controlled electronically from a circuit board, when this goes bad, the freezer quits defrosting, and freezes the fans that circulate air through the fridge side of things.
To check this, unplug the entire fridge, leave the freezer open, wait for it to defrost a bit, if this causes the fridge to start cooling again when you plug it back in, then its the defrost. You should also see ice crystals on the back of the freezer just under the icemaker.
You have a failed component or components in your automatic defrost system. This is why you have excessive frost inside the freezer along the back wall. The timer could be stuck in run mode. The defrost thermostat (bi-metal) could be defective or the defrost heater could be open or shorted.
Sounds like a typical air flow (circulation) problem. This can be due to an evaporator fan not working, a frozen up coil not allowing air flow over it (due to failed defrost system, etc.) or even the damper for the fridge section stuck closed not allowing cold air from the freezer in. The first thing is to check the evap. fan to make sure it's running. It's easy to take the rear interior of the freezer section off and check for fan operation, solid ice on the coils, etc. If the coils have a nice white frost pattern all over then that's ok, but if they are frozen solid block where the air can't flow over them it's a defrost timer, defrost t-stat or defrost heat element (not likely) issue. Usually it's the t-stat or timer that goes out. The t-stat is easy to visually check to see if it's epoxy is "popped" out and of course a continuity check to be sure. The defrost timer is just a swap out sort of thing, not much to test there.