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Some items in fridge frozen

Some things on different shelves have frozen.... not everything has... but its hit or miss what freezes

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What is the model number of your unit?

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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  • Andrea Barnett Nov 04, 2012

    Model number is 596.5565 2500 I have the settings set on 2 for freezer and 1 for the fridge and things are still frozen but only some things. The higher the number the colder the temp...I have contemplated unplugging for a couple hours but I don't know if that will do it. The water dispenser is still flowing so it's not completely frozen but the water is much colder than normal.

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    Richard Roth Nov 04, 2012

    You will need to check to see if the damper in the frig side is closing and opening. Here is the part should you find it bad. http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/clic...

  • Andrea Barnett Nov 04, 2012

    The damper is currently closed I will check it again in a few min... I think it does open and close though.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 04, 2012

    OK,keep me posted.

  • Andrea Barnett Nov 05, 2012

    opens and closes... I cleaned the coils under the fridge and it seems to be doing much better

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 05, 2012

    Keep me posted.

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You have a defrost system problem. Defrost is controlled by a timer which energizes the heater circuit. The heater circuit has a radiant or cal rod type heater which melts the frost from the coil. When the coil reaches a temperature where all ice would be gone a termination switch opens and shuts of the heater. The timer will continue to run until defrost time expires (18-22 minutes).

If you can locate the timer there is a clutch head screw to advance the timer to the defrost position. Turn the screw clockwise SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. The heaters should come on and defrost take place. If the unit restarts after the 18-22 minute period the timer is good, if it does not restart advance the screw to a second audible click and it will restart.
If you had to turn the timer the to second click to get it started cooling replace the timer.

If the unit restarted after the 18-22 minutes and defrost did not happen your problem is in the heater circuit. This would be an open heater or bad defrost terminator switch. To access the heater and defrost terminator the back panel in the freezer section must be removed. With an Ohm meter you can check the heater to see if it is good.

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SOURCE: 2 weeks ago the ice box was not cooling.. We

Could be a defrost problem. When the coils get froze over it quits coling. Turning it off will temporarily defrost a portion of the coils and it works for awhile. Check behind the freezer wall for frost buildup. If it is, you will have to determine if the timer, heater or termination thermostat is the culprit.
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The crisper can freeze when air leaks around the base of the duct assembly. To prevent this, the air tower will need to be removed (see picture). Disconnect power to the unit first. All the shelves and drawers will need to be removed, to access the tower. With the air tower out, now run a bead of silicone on the floor where the tower sits. Now replace the duct on top of the sealant to make a tight seal and prevent the air leakage.
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