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R134a. Standard-Automatic Defrost Top Freezer-Models. Just stops.

Hi, My name is Eileen. This freezer just stops all the time and I loose all my food. You can hear things running and the light comes on inside but nothing is cold or frozen on top or bottom. I pulled it out of it's spot and hit the round metal thing at the back and something started up. But I cant keep doing that of trust that. Can you please help me.

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Sound like the defrost time is stopping and you are hitting it to make it go again./Either replace the defrost timer or oil the motor bearing on the clock timer. . 

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SOURCE: ice build up in back section of a Whirlpool no frost top freezer refrigerator 66"hx30"wx27"d

your sure the defrost cycle works? sounds to me its not. you need to remove the freezer back and check the defrost components. or put it in the defrost cycle and see if it is working. to get that much frost as you describe the dor would have to be left open. also check all door seals. let me know what you find and we can go from there

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SOURCE: Hotpoint top freezer HTS18GBMBRWW

CHECK FREEZER FAN,CHECK FREEZER DRIAN IN BACK OF FREEZER IS NOT FROZE,CHECK DEFROST TIMER TURN CLOCKWISE TILL CLICK FAN SHOULD COME ON,THANKS-MIKE

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SOURCE: Freezer cold but things not frozen -frosting up. Fridge warm.

most of the time on ge its the defrost heater or defrost sensor in the freezer,that's why its freezing up.you can go to sears .com click on prats put in your modeal number and get yours parts-mike

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator

Check the compressor.
Unplug for 15-20 min. plug it back in and listen for the compressor to start. You will have to be behind the ref to listen and make sure you hear the compressor start and not just a fan running. If you hear a clicking noise then the compressor relay is bad.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: admiral fridge, freezer won't stay cold

Check the condenser fan, listen and see if it kicks on, if it doesn't then find someone that know how to take it apart and change them.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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