Question about Kelvinator 12 cu. ft. / 340 liter Chest Freezer KDC-47
The inside light works but element not warming up and inside both fridge and freezer not cooling...? Thermostat does not click at all. Only 1-2 yrs old.
I had same problem and got the solution in part from this fixya site. (thank you). my fridge freezer bulb blew when I was cleaning out fridge because the back wall used to get iced up at least once a week. This was due to the door seal not fully sealing hence warm air getting in and causing the ice to form. Anyway, having replaced the fuse in the plug (and testing out the wall socket with another electrical appliance just to be sure that the mains power was working)and replacing the bulb, the fridge freezer still wouldnt work even though the light came on. Got a peplacement thermostat unit from local repair shop and fitted it myelf. I am not goo with this type of repair ususlly and generally if its electrical I dont do it but this time it was either spend £20.00 and possibly fix fridge or spend £300 replacing it. I photographed the connections from the thermostat BEFORE I removed any wires so that it would be put back together correctly. IT WORKED! If I can do this by myself then anybody who can physically use a screwdriver, can do it. there is only one screw to take out. The rest of the job is simply prising off the housing from the interior fridge wall and clicking it back int place again. simples.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
Sounds like gas is out.Probably leaking Contact the dealer where you bought it,Should still have guarantee.Jan
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
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If there is no cooling at all on the fridge section but the freezer works then it is confirmed that the compressor and gas pressure is OK. Now shut off the fridge and leave it powered off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost. If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if ice forms in the freezer then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked. Frost formation without defrosting could block the air flow and so shut the air passage to the fridge. Also the blower fan must work and if this is not working then the fan can be faulty. Also a fault on the control unit is a suspect to non functioning of any one of these components.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
So try this test using a multi-meter on the defrost timer and the thermostat and make your observations so that we come to the solution.
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