Rear fridge panel was frosting up, we noticed a crack on the front bottom edge of the fridge. After defrosting the freezer part of the appliance, the top part of the back panel of the fridge appeared to have inflated inwards making it impossible to refit the shelves. On turning the appliance on again neither the fridge or the freezer worked. It seems like it would need a new internal skin, is this a repairable problem. Thank you for your assistance in this matter
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here are lots of things that can cause cooling problems. One of the most common causes of poor cooling in a frost free refrigerator is a defrost system failure. In such a case one or the other compartment may appear to be keeping proper temperature but that too may change in a short period of time. The fridge compartment's temperature rise is usually (but not always) the first to be noticed. Frost" and "Ice"
There is a difference between "frost" (a white, snow-like substance) and "ice" (usually clear and solid). When referring to what is seen during an inspection, please keep this distinction in mind as the possible causes for each are often very different. The Defrost System
Inspecting the (usually rear) wall of the freezer compartment for a frost build up is necessary. (In the case of many GE top freezer models, check the freezer's bottom panel.) If there is a frost coating on it, it is often a sign of excessive frosting beneath it. Sometimes however the evaporator cover panel will actually need to be removed (see the illustration below) before an excessive frost build will visible.
The refrigeration system's evaporator (cooling) coil is usually in the freezer compartment. This evaporator will periodically frost over and have to be defrosted by means of a heating system. When the defrost heating system fails, the frost can accumulate to such a degree that airflow throughout the appliance is hampered. There may be just enough air circulation to cool the freezer section but that will eventually stop too.
As far as your freezer frosting up, sounds like a door seal problem, run your fingers along the seam of the door seal, there should be no splits/holes in the seal. As far as the refrigerator either there is a secondary fan motor, or there is a obstruction blocking the air movement, if the freezer has a bad seal, its suspect ice is still building up.
Is there any frost buildup on the rear panel inside the freezer? If so you have a defrost problem of a bad defrost heater, defrost thermostat, or defrost timer/ control board. If no frost then you probably have a clogged defrost drain. Remove the rear panel to access drain hole.
Its defrost problem.When the freezer section gets cold and reaches
its required cooling temperature, after that the frost on freezer section
starts defrosting and the cooling fan in the freezer section blows this cool
air from freezer to fridge. But if the defrost cycle does not start then over
ice will get collected on freezer ventilations and that will block the
air passing section from freezer to fridge, so the freezer gets cool but fridge
section does not cool.Try
manual defrost by unplugging the refrigerator from main power outlet
for 24 hours then reconnect it and check, if the same problem is noticed again,.
If yes then its defrost board problem. The defrost board located in the back of
fridge section. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com or from
online sears part site. ------------- Thank you.
You can start addressing this issue by looking at the back panel inside the freezer. If you notice frost covering the back panel, you have defrost problem. What happens when you have a malfunction in the defrost system is tha air cannot circulate from the freezer to the fresh food section. Also, excess frost builds up within the coils inside the freezer. This is what is blocking the air flow to the fresh food section. The defrost system consists the defrost control or timer, thermostat and heater. Also, you need to check if the evaporator fan is working.
It sounds as though you have frost or ice buld up under the panel in freezer compartment.Remove the 4 screws in freezer and 1 green ground wire.Inside you may see ice or frost buld up.Some causes are-Your drain tube may have a obstruction in it.It is located on center rear of freezer compartment.And if you pull fridge out and remove bottom rear panel you will see a plastic tube going into a drip pan.Pour hot water in the freezer and use hair dryer to defrost till water drians to bottom rear of the fridge.After you defrost the freezer cheak the bimetal defrost thermostat cliped on condensor see if it is balged on top where the wires go into thermostat.If it is you will need a bimetal defrost thermostat for it.If not cheak your defrost timer in can be locted around the temp control in fridge or under kickplate on bootom front of fridge.Advance the timer with a flat head srew driver look close it there will be a hole around light or control panel turn till fridge turns off.the element should turn on >if those @ things do not work you may need a thermostat control If you have electronil controls you may need a new board
Modern refrigerators are designed to self defrost and it is essential to the airflow to have an evaporator coil that is clear for air movement. If the rear interior panel of the freezer has frost appearing, it is most likely a defrost problem and must be corrected before temperatures can be restored to normal. Your refrigerator most likely has a defrost timer located on bottom behind grate, or insidebehind control panel. Could you find the correct model number so I can help you better. Thanks, Sea Breeze
Look at following areas for the model number
Beneath Or Inside Food Compartment On Cabinet Frame
if your freezer is still freezing fine, except for perhaps a slight softening of ice cream. this is a good sign. the second fan you are looking for is located behind the back wall of the freezer, emptying the freezer will gain you access to the screws to remove he panel. you should be able to hear the fan blowing when the freezer door is opened.if indeed the fan is blowing you may have frost building up on the rear panel, this would indicate a defrost problem( unit not self defrosting) and so much frost has built up that the air flow has been restricted to the refrig compartment
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whats is beeping? do you have any error codes, when is was plugged in... was ALL the fans blowing.. freezer fan and fan below by compressor? was there any frost on the back wall of freezer?