Question about Refrigerators
The freezer doors did not close properly when it was overstuffed. As a result the freezer no longer freezes. I removed the back panel and saw frost on the intake pipes/wires but the coils are not cold. See pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9gbliydav0rp48c/20130726_080015.jpg and https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9w49i8bjbq7yg8/20130724_205912.jpg . Lights come on and fan blows. Already tired unplugging and turning freezer setting to off, but no luck.
EXCESS HEAT IN A FREEZER WILL CAUSE COMPONENT "ICING"
1. REMOVE EVERYTHING FROM FREEZER
2. MAKE SURE ALL VENTS ARE CLEAR OF DEBRIS AND NOT BLOCKED
3. LET FREEZER COMPLETELY DEFROST...CLEAN OUT COMPLETELY ..RE INSERT FOOD AWAY FROM FANS, VENTS ETC..
4. FIX DOOR SEAL, AND DO NOT OVER FILL
Posted on Jul 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
anan, I think your display is giving you a code on these LG. See if you can find the tech sheet behind the toe panel. On your display panel from memory, 3 led's lit from the left means a failed defrost thermistor. This could be the reason you are frosting up and restricting the air flow. There is a main board in back that you can ohm out the thermistors. Connector 4, the two bright orange wires #5 and 6, should ohm at 19K ohms at 50 degrees. Now Im doing this from memory, if you can find your tech sheet, it will give you precise information. Catriver.
Posted on Jun 14, 2007
You have a sealed system problem. There is either a small leak or a restriction somewhere in the tubing. This isn't something you could've caused so don't worry about that. Unfortunately this isn't something you can fix yourself either. You require a certified refrigeration technician to fix this problem.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
There are 2 things that cause these to not defrost. Kinda like the "Achilles heel" of GE fridges. The first one is the Defrost heater itself. And the second is the evaporator thermister (GE calls it a "sensor"). They are both very easy to replace. The part numbers are; WR51X10101 (heater) and WR55X10025 (sensor). If you don't have a local appliance parts retailer, just plug those numbers into a search engine. I highly recommend getting both parts because if the sensor hasn't failed yet, it will. The same goes for the heater...
Now for the fun stuff... Turn the temp knobs all the way counter clockwise to kill power to the fridge. Unload all the food from the freezer and remove all the shelves and the basket. Remove the screws that are holding the evap panel (the flat panel on the back wall, it's about 2 1/2 ft tall). Remove the panel to expose the evaporator. You'll see the heater at the very bottom of the evap connected by 2 screws, remove these and pull the heater out. Your new heater comes with instructions on how to install it.
After you have done that, look at the top of the evap. On the left, you'll see a little white sensor clipped to one of the evap tubes (shiny little clip), that has 2 wires feeding it. Remember which tube it's clipped to then unclip the sensor and pull it toward you. Snip the wires right at the base of the old sensor and completely remove it (leave the wires in there). Now separate those 2 wires and strip about 3/8" of insulation off. At this point, you are ready to follow the instructions that came with your new "sensor". Oh! and if it's all frosted up on the evap? Take this time (before you re-install the panel) to use a blow dryer and melt it away. All that'll be left to do is rebuild it.
There ya go! Job completion time= ~45 minutes. Easy breezy, right?
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Posted on Apr 05, 2009
i work on this for a living 33 years..sight unseen, I'd say the evaporator is froze over. Its missed its defrost..I suggest leave freezer door open and unplug for 24 hours to melt ice..There still will be a problem and this will continue, but this gives you temporary service. You;ll need a repair-person to fix it. The evaporator frrezes over blocking airflow to fresh -food section. This in turn can cause a fresh food and freezer failure..
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Posted on Jul 05, 2009
SOURCE: whirlpool freezer not freezing
The fan speed can be deceptive. That is why this problem is so hard to diagnose, when the fan starts to wear out the motor spins but not with enough force to circulate air thru the freezer and rrefrigerator. If you have the ability to swap out the fan motor then it should only cost you the price of the motor and components. Approx. $125.00 if you have the make and model you can go to appliancefactoryparts.com or appliancefactorypro.com to obtain motor and components, But if you have to get serviceman to replace fan it will cost you an hours labor also.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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