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Frigidaire lfus2613lpo freezer not working

The upper half of the coils have ice built up.I set it to defrost and look at the coils and same thing only half have ice. Is it a restriction or a compressor problem.

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If the frost build up is on the back panel of the freezer then it has a defrost problem which causes a no cool situation. Let me know more about this frost buildup and what you have done.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: the Frigidaire Gallery freezer has ice build up restricting air flow

#1. DEFROST TIMER stuck or defective. Not allowing DEFROST CYCLE to occur. Most probable.
#2. THERMOSTAT (cold control) has gone bad.
#3. CIRCULATING FAN. It pulls air from the FREEZER side into the REFRIGERATED side.
#4. and lowest in probability. LOW (leaking) coolant charge.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: GE GSS25WGMCC, Ice Forming On Freezer Interior Surfaces

i had the same problem and i replaced the defrost heater and it worked fine for about one month but now having the same issue. Most of the time from what I have heard it is the defrost heater (about $60 part). I might have another issue going on with mine like a defrost thermostat. Your defrost heater is right under the panel on the inside of the freezer section. remove white panel on back side of freezer section and remove two screws and two wires and replace it and you should be fine.

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SOURCE: Ice buildup around freezer door seal.

Hi, Check and see if the gasket is leaking any where. Also check and see if the door to you ice dispenser is closing. Ice/frost only builds up around the door hen there is an air leak.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further,


Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Our freezer is not cold, food is defrosting, ice

Look at the back of the freezer wall from inside the freezer. Is there frost on it? If there is, you need to replace one of the components of the defrost system. If there is no frost then you need to have a repair made to the sealed system, it is either out of gas or the compressor is running inefficiently

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Fridge section has ceased to work, no longer stays cold.

Check Warranty? Some parts of the refrigerator may have extended warranty.

Likely one of two problems. Either the defrost cycle is not working or the cooling is not working.

Look for ice build up inside around the back of the unit.
26160077-ai3unifkpfov1uv0qrlw5ags-5-0.jpg If ice has built up on the back wall it is a sure tell that the defrost cycle is not working and the air flow is restricted by the ice built up around the cooling coils resulting in not cooling.

First try would be to empty the unit and allow with the doors open 24 hours with heat to melt the ice. Afterwards start normally and hope that the problem doesn't return. There is a tube that needs to thaw from the bottom of the coils that is known to freeze preventing a satisfactory defrost. This tube takes time to defrost if frozen closed.

If problem returns in a day or two then more troubleshooting is required. The heater, defrost sensor and depending on the model, timer may need to be replaced. This is far less expense then replacing the unit and I would be inclined to repair the unit.

No ice built up on back wall of unit does not mean that the defrost cycle is working so check for air flow coming out of the vents. If the air flow appears to be restricted it still could be frozen cooling coils and requires defrost.(see above)

If defrost is not the culprit than reread the warranty. It is likely the unit has a leak and the Freon is low or the compressor is failing. Check the fan located at the bottom from the rear or check for airflow from the front grill. Remove grill and check for massive lint and dust build up restricting the airflow before deciding to replace.

The cost of leak repair or compressor replacement can exceed the present value of the unit and could be better applied against the cost of unit replacement.

Hope this helps?

Apr 11, 2016 | Miele KFN12923 SD-2 Fridge Freezer, A...

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Hello Steve;

My name is Peter. I am a retried field service refrigeration technician.

You are not locked into the unit defrost mode. When a unit goes into defrost every 8-10 hours for 20-30 minutes, your defrost heater activates, and everything shuts down except for the light.

Lets check it out, possibilities:

1.) You may have a bad temperature sensor. You have two temperature sensors. They are both identical, part number WR55X10025. They cost about $11.00. After you cut the sensor wires off you must splice the new sensor in. These are #203 & #605 on the diagram. Sensor #605 is on the freezer right side wall. It is housed between #634 & #632. There is only 1 screw that you have to remove to access the sensor.
Be extremely careful, before replacing unplug the refrigerator. The evaporator coil fins are razor sharp. This sensor must be position exactly where the old sensor was.
For the small cost of these sensors, it may be worth the effort before you purchase a new refrigerator.


2.) You may have a restriction or a refrigerant leak. You are feeling cool air because, with a restriction, in the back of your freezer where your evaporator cooling coil is, with a restriction you will have ice built-up in the upper right on the cooling coil. With a refrigerant leak, only part of your cooling coil will have a frost pattern.
There are just a few screws holding you freezer back cover. Slide the freezer rack either to the right or left. Lift up on the opposite side to remove. Having removed the cover. Lean the cover against the back. Close the freezer door. Wait 30 minutes, pull the back cover off and check your frost patter.

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Nov 14, 2014 | GE Refrigerators

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Freezer coils are frozen have to turn off and thaw

1st reset your unit,, do this by setting the temp to off and unplug for 5 - 10 mins. this will put it in an automatic defrost mode. mine built an ice bank on the evap, remove the back wall of the freezer(6 screws) and use a blow dryer to melt, remove it all,DO NOT CHIP IT OUT the coils are very thin.. now if this continues its one of 2 things defrost timer is bad, or you have an air gap allowing moisture in,,,ice maker door.... both easy fixes

Apr 08, 2014 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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Kenmore upright freezer


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

I am going to assume your compressor and condenser fan is running. Your condenser fan is in the lower back of your freezer.

You will need to remove the back cover in your freezer. There are 6 screws holding it on.

Check the following (Cover Removed):

1.) Frozen Drain - Your freezer goes into a defrost mode every 8-10 hours, where your freezer shuts down except for the lights, and your defrost heater turns on for about 20-30 minutes to defrost your cooling coil. If you have a frozen drain, the condensate builds up behind the back wall and icing the cooling coil, restricting air flow. You must defrost the coil.

2.) Freezer Fan Motor Failure - Having removed the back wall observe if the freezer fan motor is running. If not replace.

3.) Refrigerant Restriction or Leak - If you observe a large build-up of ice in the upper right hand corner, then you have a restriction or leak. The cost of repair would be about $400.00

4.) Bad Thermostat - In the upper right hand corner of you cooling coil, attached is your thermostat. They can explode, where the back of the thermostat will raise up.
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You can also check it with a multi-meter, set to the lowest Ohms (Omega Symbol). You need to cut the wires, leaving enough wire length to rewire back in. Put the thermostat in a glass of ice water for 10 minutes. After, it should Ohm out around 16. It is reads '0' or infinity it is bad. Below 15 or 16 it is bad

Jan 01, 2014 | Freezers

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The bottom half of the freezer is freezing, refrig is warm, and all settings are at its max. Also the bottom half of the freezer has ice build up.

Sorry to hear about your problem. Sounds like you have a defrost issue. Hence your unit is not defrosting. All of this apply's if your freezer side has ice on it. If not. you have other issues
Here is a list of some things that can go wrong.
1. Defective heat coil
2. Defective defrost timer
3. Defective defrost sensor
You should call a service company to resolve your issue.

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Samsung window unit. Stopped cooling. Found icing on the cooling coils in the upper rightfront and on two smaller lines in the back that appear to go into the coils. Turned it off to defrost. After...

there are only two things that will cause freezing on an ac, lack of air flow or lack of refrigerant. verify the cleanliness of the coils, the blower squirrel cage, and the filter, if all are clean the charge need to be checked, the leak reapried and the system recharged

Jul 27, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Ice built up in the freezer compartment

We have a possible defrost problem or the seal around your doors are pulling moist air air inside. I believe now would be a good time to unplug the refrigerator and check the coils and defrost system. Inside the fresh food compartment you have a defrost timer that I want you to turn clockwise slowly until the compressor stops. Leave it there for about 25 minutes until refrigerator either restarts or don't if it does not then turn it a little more until it starts. The part number for the timer is 482493 Also below is a picture and #6 is the defrost timer. It should be reachable through a small hole in the bottom of the control panel. If everythig is well there we will check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. After you check these things let me know the results. Sea Breeze

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Jun 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Whirlpool gold:upper half of refridgerator side not cold

Either the evap fan has a problem, or the defrost system has failed. You should never see frost in the freezer section as the defrost sensor should sense that the coils need to be defrosted before that much frost accumulates.

Unplugging to clean out helped because the frost got a chance to melt away.

If you find the evap motor is running, then the things to check are the defrost sensor, the defrost timer, and the defrost heater.

Reply back if you would like more info.

Jan 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

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Freezer Troubles

Skap, the question is whether the evaporator coils are completely frosted up or just the top section. Frigidaire has had a lot of issues with restrictions which would cause just freezing on the top half. I will attach some pictures. Your unit has an adaptive defrost. I believe that you can advance it into defrost by pressing the light switch 5 or 6 times. If you pull the bottom grill, there should be a tech sheet with the instructions behind it. Usually when this adaptive defrost unit fails, you will not have a freezer fan, for it runs through this adaptive defrost board. Your heaters are calrod and usually do not fail. They can become unplugged due to ice build-up. You can check to see if you have 120V getting to them after putting the unit into defrost. If not, check the defrost thermostat (bi-metal). If it's bulged, it's usually a bad sign. Defrost the unit with a hair dryer while unplugged. You have to remove the back freezer panel to get at the bi-metal, defrost the unit and check the drain pan.

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