Question about Refrigerators
Ice is building up on the back wall of the refrigerator. It seens to be coming from the top of the refrigerator section under the freezer
Your defrost system must be on the blink. The defrost system is used to keep slabs of ice from forming and disrupting flow of air to that fresh food compartment. In the old days grandma would just unplug the unit every 2 weeks and place a chair in front of the the ice box, holding the door open for an afternoon to kill the frost buildup. Then came the modern frost free icebox. Every 8 hours the timer would kill the compressor and kick in a heater to melt that old frost. A bi-metal thermostat was installed in line with the heater to shut it down at 50 degreesF, then the ice box would just keep quite and set a spell (21 mins) then like magic the ice box would roar back to life, get cold, and chill out. That is until you opened the ice box door and violated grannys 3 second rule and caused the compressor to come roaring on and scare the cat half to death. Nowadays instead of timers(we don't need no stinking $2 timers) we built in computer boards with fancy sensors to monitor capacitance changes in the evaporator coils and issue orders from main computer board to defrost board to commence defrost cycle all the time monitoring for any changes in our daily habits, taking in consideration of how many times we peek into the ice box and look at grandmas strawberry shortcake. Keeping up with each and every ice cube we consume and checking the temperature and quality of our water and ice in the door. OH my! So what could go wrong? Well barring hurricanes, tornatoes, thunderstorms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, all ice boxs still need a heater and a thermostat. I would start there. Of course if you had have specified a particular model number and brand so that a date age and a few components could have been looked at then I could have posibly given a more specific answer.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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