Question about Refrigerators
I have Westinghouse Freestyle BJ504Q-R Upside Down Refrigrator. It's been working fine for the last 9 years or so but stopped cooling in the Refrigrator section two weeks ago. An A/C Technician offered assitance and tried to diagnose the problem. It was found that the Compressor wa working fine, Fan was working too, Defrost Heater worked too when engaged manually. He decided to replace the Defrost sensor and the timer. But that did not help. The freezer section started gathering ice and the fridge would not cool at all or very little (16-8 C). He then replaced the thermostat, but that did not make any difference. Another thing we noticed was that when we opened the freezer door, cool air would start to come into the fridge section but would stop if the freezer door was closed. This seems to suggest that the fan is not blowing cool air into the fridge section, as a result the thermostat is not stopping the compressor and hence icing in the freezer section.Having already spent quite a bit on parts, any advice to fix it cheaply would be appreciated. Else it's time for a new fridge.
Unblock the ice or obstruction to the drain pipe from the freezer to the top of the compressor. make sure the little metal thing is over the heater element and hanging in the drain hole so it heats when the defrost element comes on.
Posted on Nov 09, 2011
Generally on these models they rely on cold air being pumped fr\om the freezer to the fridge and have a adjusting device to control the flow, you need to locate and check this is free and working properly. Another reason for freezer ice up is a shortage of gas in the unit, this is usually unfixable as the leak can rarely be found as it usually occurs within the cabinet case. Sorry to say it would then be a throw away.
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