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INSIDE FREEZER COILS ARE FREEZING UP AND FRIG WONT STAY COLD.

We clean off the coils and the refrigerator will get cold but it doesn't last but 10-12 days

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  • llbrinson61 Jan 31, 2009

    Thanks MrMark,The fridge is a whirlpool side by side model # GD5RHAXNQ00.........When i defrost it,I take out the shelves and remove the back cover and use a hair dryer.It last for about 2 weeks and then freezes up again.I can see the evap fan running before i unplug it when I have the cover off.I do have a multimeter,and can read wiring diagrams.......a little.
    But I would be glad to try.Any thing you can tell me would be greatly appreciated.The more things we can fix for ourselfs the better.



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Classic symptoms -

Chances are if they are getting cool, then later not, and there is a large accumulation of frost -

1) the evaporator fan in the freezer is not running
2) Defrost heater has failed
3) Defrost sensor has failed
4) Defrost timer/refrigerator control has failed.

Check for ice build-up on the back wall of the freezer. If there is ice, unplug or turn the unit off for 6-8 hours with the doors open (put any food in a cooler with ice to maintain). Note water may come out of the refrigerator.
Plug the unit back in or turn it back on, close the doors, and check temperature after a couple of hours of operation. If all OK, you will need to have the above tested, or, if you know how to use a multimeter and can read a schematic/wiring diagram, I can instruct you on how to check the above. Please provide specific unit Model number to proceed further.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 31, 2009

    Sounds good.

    You need to determine which of those items I listed are bad. You have described a typical defrost circuit problem by how you defrost the unit, and it does take 2-4 weeks for frost to rebuild, depending on how much the refer or freezer are opened, condition of door gaskets, etc.

    I would look at the defrost timer first, which should be located to the bottom left behind the grill at the floor. I can't find a wiring diagram of the unit, and the timer is not showing up in the parts list that I go to to look at these units. You'll have to tell me if it has one. If it does, there is normally a slotted plastic screw you can turn to initiate the timer. Rotate if a few degrees at a time and see if things start happening. And if it runs on it's own after you turn it the first time, then let it. And be suspect if it doesn't start on it's own again in the future.
    Doing this will somewhat test the rest of the components, particularly if the freezer goes ahead and defrosts. If it doesn't, you'll need to check the continuity of the defrost heater, and the defrost thermostat, which you have probably seen mounted to the large refrigerant tube in the freezer section. A little round bulb with 2 wires coming out of it.

    Let me know what you find and we can proceed.


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