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Should the coils be wet in my freezer

My coils are wet in my freezer

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  • shurpy1 Apr 14, 2009

    Door does shut, but i am confused. I dried them off should that help, get the fridge cool again.

  • shurpy1 Apr 14, 2009

    the freezing section gets cold, the coolong section is warm, i noticed the fan in the freezer is not running , i think that might be the problem, Is that fan designed to blow the cold air from the freezing section down to the cooling?

  • shurpy1 Apr 14, 2009

    really, i took it apart and there is a fan

  • shurpy1 Apr 14, 2009

    the fan is designed to blow some of the cold from the freezer section down to the cooling section

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In the deepfreezer you have a problem, in the cooling section not.
Is the door still shutting properly?

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  • astrid prieto Apr 14, 2009

    Freezing or cooling section?

    In cooling section leaving door to long opewn or too much new to be cooled and or blocked dewatering channel to compressor (little hole) can be problem. The more plastic objects in there like on dishwasher with codensation principle increases the amount ofcondensating moisture.

  • astrid prieto Apr 14, 2009

    First freezer I see with a fan, seen half the world.

    But then I learn every day. What exotic type you have there?

    4 things in a kitchen with a fan.

    -your fresh air/airco

    - your vacuumunit above your cookingplate

    -your tumble dryer

    -your dishwasher if a bit older



    No use for a fan in a freezer, good heavens.

  • astrid prieto Apr 14, 2009

    Like said, i learn every day. May I inquire wich brand and type it is? Not very energy friendly system by the way. Would like to meet the looney inventing that. Natural draft like on a chimney stack is better. Well if those people fitted a fan it has some purpose. For drying, but you draw off a whole lot of cold air.



    Better ways to design those things. So we get down to the problem of does my fridge light bulb go out when I shut the door ...



    And for that we need the schematic and check if that fan or switching element if any are good or faulty.

  • astrid prieto Apr 14, 2009

    Oh you got the antique reversed setup, my mother had one saved on supermarket coupons but without the fan. Still cold air goes down naturally and warm air up naturally. Open fridge part inside still? So it might be that the fan has to run continuously, was it like that?

    Well then after a while the electrical motor brushes get worn and need to be replaced like in the vacuumcleaner. Today we throw all away and buy new stuff instead of fixing that.

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