Freezer frosting up, refrigerator up to 50 degrees. When I was removing food from the freezer, it cut off and now it won't run at all. The lights are working, so power is on. Is there a reset button on this model, or has the compressor finally blown? I thought perhaps a a failed defrost switch was causing the problem, but now, no fan, nothing.
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Re: is there a reset button?
Hi, there is no reset button. How long has it been off? If there is frost nuilt up in the freezer, the defrost cycle has gane bad. There are three parts in the defrost cycle. If you could get me a model #, I can look this unit up and assist you further.
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Hi You have condesation built up in your freezer whereby the evaporator fan or the vents are most likely blocked off.
Turn fridge off. Empty freezer and either put a pot of boiling water inside freezer or with the aid of a hair dryer try to defrost the freezer. If you are able to remove the back panel on the freezer that would be ideal as you can directly target the frost. Good luck Ash
You will have to check the defrost timer to make sure it is turning if it is working properly and you are getting power to the defrost heating element below the freezer coil it should get hot if you have a 115volts or so to the element and it does not get hot then you have a bad element
Sounds like the defrost heater is bad . Part number WR51X10055 . You will need to remove the 2 or 4 screws , holding the lower portion of the inside rear freezer panel . The heater , is attached to the bottom of the coils , held on by 2 screws . You should also replace the defrost thermostat , Part number WR50X10068 . This is the 1 " cylinder , clipped to the top of the coils , with a blue and pink wire attached to it . This bimetal (defrost thermostat) , cuts the heater off , when/if the temp behind the panel gets to 140 degrees , therefore , keeping the food from defrosting .
How about the freezer? Is it cold (about 0 degrees Farenheit). If so, there's probably ice build-up blocking air flow from the freezer to the fresh food compartment. Even though modern refrigerators are 'frost free,' they're really not. Over a period of time, frost can build up in areas where air flow is restricted (like the door that controls air flow between the freezer and fresh food compartment).
Take everything out of the refrigerator and freezer and allow both to defrost completely. To avoid an odor problem, clean out any food residue that may have been masked when it was frozen. Be sure to LEAVE THE DOORS OPEN while you're cleaning and until you're ready to turn the unit back on and put your food back in.
Hope this helps.
Hi: The fact that it still makes ice tells me the freezer is a zero degrees. When you said condensation in the freezer did you mean frost? If your defrost heater fails it will cause the frost free freezer to build up frost. The frost will build up and block the vent that supplies the cold air to the fresh food. The defrost heater is behind the metal wall at the back of the freezer, at the very bottom. A glass tube with a metal coil in it. The coil can break and stop the defrosting. Replace that. Use a hair dryer to melt the frost from behind the panel. All of it top to bottom. You need to remove all the frost to free up the airways. I hope this helps, Jeff
Remove back panel of freezer (where you see the frost) and melt the frost with a hair blower. The frost blocked evaporator coils are not allowing air to pass over the cold coils, so no cold air is able to get to the fresh foods section. You will most likely need to replace the defrost heater at the bottom of the evap coils to prevent this from reoccurring in two weeks time.