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Freezer not cooling and refer side cooling very little??

My freezer is not cooling properly, I defrosted it and turned it back on. Within 24 hours it had only made 1 tray of ice and the back wall of the freezer is covered in frost. what do I need to do. My beer in the fridge is not that cool either?? Please help!!! Andy

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  • Andydena27 Oct 15, 2007

    I did that and found that the defrost coil heater, at the bottom, was burnt out. I have ordered a new heater and once installed, I will let you know if this worked. Thanks for the advice. Andy

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    My refrigerator is not cooling and my freezer side is packed with ice.

  • whitsend May 20, 2008

    Same as Andydena27. freezer has frost build-up on back panel inside of freezer and food starts thawing out and other side of refrigerator stops cooling also. unplug and let frig. defrost and it will work about a week until it starts frosting up again. Does this model have a defrost timer? What part should I be looking at to replace? timer,heater, board????? Help

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It sounds like its not defrosting this is why the frost is on the back. Remove the back panel and defrost coil with a hair dryer. This will restore the unit to cooling temporarily. I can help diagnose why its not defrosting if you decide to attempt the repair

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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Its defrost problem.You need to first try manual defrost procedure.This will completely defrost the ice.But if again after few hours or few days, same problem is noticed of coils getting iced, then its defrost problem.--------- In defrost problem, mostly fridge section section stops getting cool.It cools but not properly.----- And freezer section works properly. ------------

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This problem is related to defrost.

Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----

First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced. you can get the required parts from online sites like:---

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It sounds like your defrost control timer is working, but your defrost heater is most likely burnt out. It is a part number WR51X443
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    Sounds like a defrost problem or a plugged drain... to get it to work temporary defrost the freezer. Unplug the refrigerator, open the door and get a blow dryer and warm up the freezer. wait until the water stop dripping out or about 12 to 24 hours and then you can plug it back in . it will work for 2 to 3 weeks.

    To unplug the drain.defrost the freezer .remove the back cover. Use a pipe cleaner to clear the drain. pour a few cups of hot water down the drain.

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    Start with the adaptive defrost control board. The fresh food section light switch and light bulb must work. To initiate a defrost cycle, open the door and push the light switch in and out 5 times within 6 seconds. The compressor and fans should shut off and the defrost heater should come on. Open the door and push the light switch in and out 5 times within 6 seconds to remove the refrigerator from the defrost mode and back into a cooling mode.
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    This product comes equipped with an Adaptive Defrost Control (ADC). To activate manual defrost, press and hold the Freezer temperature UP (WARMER) key while pressing the Fresh Food temperature DOWN (COLDER) key 5 times within 6 seconds. A �d� in the freezer temperature window and �F� in the refrigerator temperature window will display when the heater is activated. To deactivate manual defrost, press and hold Freezer temperature UP (WARMER) key while pressing the Fresh Food temperature DOWN (COLDER) key 5 times within 6 seconds. �d� and �F� will be displayed until the defrost cycle is complete. (approx. 8 minutes)

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    You will have to remove the back panel of the freezer to check the heater for and thermostat for continuity. Heater are the lease likely part to go bad... I always change thermostat and timers together.
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    Usually it's because it's not defrosting. If there is frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer, it's a defrost issue. Most of the time these fridge have a defrost issue, it's because the defrost heater is bad. If this is the case you can get by for a while by manually defrosting the fridge. Take everything out, turn it off, leave the freezer door open and let it sit for 24-36 hours.

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