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no,its more than likely the defrost heater located just under the coil thats freezing up,check this heater for continuity,if its o.k. then test the defrost thermostat thats clipped onto the same coil near the top of the coil,note,the defrost thermostat needs to be below 15 degrees to check good as its a thermal switch,then if still problems then check the main board in the back of the unit behind a panel this is where the defrost circuit gets its power,but i will likely say its the heater thats open because i replace about 5 per week with the same issue as yours
unplug unit, remove back panel inside freezer and manually defrost with hair dryer, sounds like you have a defrost problem, check defrost thermostat, defrost heater or defrost timer, defrosting with hair dryer will fix until it freezes up again
You have 2 heaters , behind the inside freezer panel. Both heaters , come together in a kit . This is usually the problem , with magic chef refrigs . When replaceing , use the complete kit with wiring . You will have to put the heater guards , with clips , on the new heaters .
If freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow. You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model
Try defrosting freezer, sometimes when the defrost thermostat fails it causes ice too build up behind the walls of the freezer then it restricts the air flow to the refer side. If it works after defrosting then you probably need to get a new defrost thermostat.
hi thanks for your question. you have a no defrost problem. the cheapest part to replace is the defrost termination switch. located in the freezer., its clamped to one of the coils by the fan motor replace this part. see what happens thanks the appliance doc
Unplug the unit, open the freezer door and look through the vents at the bottom of the back wall. With enough light you should see the alluminum coil through the vents. If there is ice/frost in the vents your coils are frozen up. Remove the cover on the inside back wall of the freezer you may need to remove the ice maker as well if you have one it just plugs into the back wall there is also a plug behind the cover to the back upper left corner. Once the cove is out of the way use a hair dryer to defrost the coils or leave the unit unpluged for a while. After all the ice is gone reinstall the cover and turn the unit on it will probably work for 3-10 days and then the process must be repaeted again. I replaced the defrost thermostat on mine 2 weeks ago and all is good so far. The defrost thermostat is a little round device that snaps onto the small copper line in the upper right corner behind back cover it has 2 blue wires and cost's about $20.
hi thanks for the question the problem you have is with either the defrost termination switch or the timer the defrost termination switch is located in freezer a small disc with 2 wires going to it replace this part thanks the appliance doc
Behind the freezer panel, a defrost thermostat is insert in the evaorator coil. It could been disconnected (terminals) by the growing ice or simply defective. Also there is a defrost heater in there; it can have a similar problem.First, stop your refrigerator and let it defrost.