The problem with this older fridge/freezer is that ice builds up in the freezer against the back wall. Then the contents unfreeze/melt. A small pool of water forms on the floor. We unplug it, let it defrost naturally, and plug it back in. It works for a couple of days and then the problem starts again. At first I thought the door wasn't being shut proprerly, but since it keeps recurring, there must be a problem. My husband can fix it -- he built our house -- but he doesn't know much about heating/cooling stuff, even in appliances. Please point us in the right direction.
The defrost cycle drain is most likely plugged/frozen. The drain normally leaves the bottom to a drip pan at the back of the freezer. To fix it. Unplug the unit. Take out the freezer shelves. you will see some removable panels at the back of the freezer. take out the screws and take the panels off. be careful the panels interlock.
What you are going to see is a coil, defrost fan on top. The drain is in the bottom. Will be iced over hard to see. Using a hair dryer, melt the ice, both on top of the matal pan and underneath it. when you can see the holes, keep the hair dryer warming. eventually you will be able to get a small screwdriver into the hole. Be careful not to mess anything up. After the plug is melted cleared from inside the freezer, go to the back of the freezer and remove the motor cover. clean the whole thing out with a vacuum cleaner while you are there. again be careful. The drain line will slip off the from the outside, turn it and use you mouth to blow it out. Put the back cover back on.
I would plug it in, see if it all works before I closed it up. Be careful. Go back to the inside, replace the panels and the shelves.
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Look inside the freezer for frost buildup on the rear wall. Let me know if there is frost building because that would indicate a defrost problem causing the warm up. Also check your model number because you are the only one on the internet with a model MSD2561HES for the USA Once you have the correct number and answer back about the frost buildup I will tell you each step to take solving this problem which I think is a defrost problem at this point, Thanks Sea Breeze I think your model has the adaptive defrost control board that may be at fault=> 4388932 Defrost Control Board
if there's ice on the inside back wall of the freezer you have a defrost problem.i need the model number so i can help you.open the fridge door,look up on the right hand side up near the ceiling and you'll see a tag with the number,if it's older look down near the bottom hindge near the kick plate
check for ice build up on back wall of freezer if you have ice on wall you have a defrost failure it is very common the vent clogs and cool air cant get to fridge sectiondepending on modelyou have either an electronic defrost control or you have a defrost timer and limiter both systems have common heaters either controlled by an adc board or timer and limiter if you have no ice build up thacommon repairn its most likely a bad evaperator fan relatively
Check the ice maker. sometimes they get cracked a will leak water into the freezer compartment. Also check the ice maker fill tube for leaks or someone could have spilled something. Although this is tipical of a clogged drain. What happens is when the fridge go into derfost, it will melt all the frost that is on the evaporator, turning it into water. The water drains down to a trough under the evaporator and down a drain hole in the trough ( this trough is behind the evaporator cover ) Removing the melted frost from the freezer. If that drain is clogged, the water cannot leave the freezer. Then when the fridge starts back up ,it will freez the water that was not drained. After repeated defrosting the water will fill this trough and run off into the bottom of the freezer to be frozzen when the fridge starts to cool again.
Hi .Thanks For The Question. You Probably Have A Drain Problem, From The Freezer TO The Back Of The Fridge. Pull Fridge Away From Wall ,Remove Back Panel Clean All Coils. Locate Drain Hose From Freezer. Clean Tube. And Fridge Is A Bit Too Cold
Do you have ice build up on the back wall in the freezer? If so you have whats called a defrost problem. (can be timmer, adc, heating element or thermostat)... All cold air in you fridge side come from the freezer, therefore if you have ice build up behind back wall in freezer it is blocking air flow....
It has a defrost problem. Most likely cause would be the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator behind the back panel in the freezer. Next most common would be the defrost timer. Third would be the defrost heater. Let me know if you want to try to test these parts. If so I will need the entire model # from the sticker in the fridge or on older models on a plate at the bottom front below the door.