Freezer stopped freezing. food started getting soft on top. power light on. green light off. tapped it , green light on. less than 1 yr old.
Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this
is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils
over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The
fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so
if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You
can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the
freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a
hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.
It's also possible that
the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor
isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and
everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and
off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on
for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or
replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem,
preventing the fan from receiving electricity.
Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:
could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator,
which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly
throughout the fridge and freezer.
If you have the freezer so
full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though
the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the
freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.
thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't
accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the
refrigerator would probably not be working, either.
defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze
over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan.
Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if
you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.
Always try to keep the
freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is
opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the
door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster than the
fridge can cool it, which will thaw your food.
Mar 02, 2011 |
Haier 3.5 cu. ft. Chest Freezer HNCM035E