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Frost in "frost-free" freezer

Lately frost has been developing in my "frost-free" freezer. I manually defrosted it, but it returned. I recently dumped the old ice out, but just realized that no more has been made. It also makes an unusual soft clicking noise.

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  • davidarkness Nov 11, 2007

    I have defrosted twice. Just frosts up again.

    So where is this "defrost timer," and how do I check it?

  • cjdelaney Dec 12, 2007

    I have a frigidaire FRT22RRHB1 and it keeps freezing up, i have unthawed several times.

  • sharma_sunil May 11, 2010

    can you help me to fnd the defrost timer on a LG refrigrator , modle number GR-S392GCA

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Hi, This is my suggestion to check the defrost timer. "I would suspect the defrost timer. Remove everything and place in coolers or another refrigerator. Unplug the refrigerator. With doors open let it sit for aprox 6 hrs. A fan blowing into the freezer section will help. Plug back in and see if it works good again. If it works good for a couple of days and problem returns, Replace the defrost timer." Sound like you have already done my little test so the defrost timer needs replaced. NOTE: Refrigerators are well insulated and it takes several hours to completely defrost one so you may want to try it again. Also, I believe the clicking you hear is the fan blade hitting ice. Hope this helps. Let me know. kstfas

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How do i engage defrost


"Frost free" fridges automatically cycle in and out of defrost mode a couple (or more) times a day. There is no user intervention required. If your frost free fridge is building up frost, there's a good chance that the defrost circuit has developed a problem.

before digging into the defrost circuit: If frost is building up only on a door or door opening - this is an indication of a poor freezer door seal. Once the seal is repaired or replaced, the frost should stop building up. If the frost is throughout the inside the freezer - and the temperature of the fresh food compartment and eventually the freezer is climbing - then it's more involved than a door seal.

Typical problems areas of the defrost circuit are: the defrost terminator or sensor, defrost timer assembly and defrost heating element. While the circulating fan(s) is not part of the defrost circuit - it is usually visible and should be checked when inspecting defrost heaters and terminator components in the freezer. If the fan(s) has failed or is otherwise unable to spin, it should be replaced.

If you need more help, please provide the brand and model fridge you have. Good luck!

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Is a Kenmore upright freezer model 253.23424102 frost free?


No it is not frost free. You can get the manual on the link below to read about the freezer and learn how to defrost.

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/134/KENMORE-Upright-Freezer-L0307021?brand_name_search=253.23424102+

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It should still be covered under the warranty.

How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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If freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model

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But, yes,it can be done.

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This is the fan inside the freezer section, it will circulate the cold air around in the freezer and blow the cold air from the freezer into the fresh food section, it also sucks the warm air from the fresh food section back into the freezer to be re-cooled.

Hot condensor coils ( under the refrigerator ) been cleaned recently?

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