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I have a GE Profile refrigerator model #PFSSPKXBSS and the front control panel gets frozen. The only time I can change the settings is when the display panel goes haywire and starts changing all the...


solenoid for the ice dispenser flopper might get rusted, so the flop door would not close and freezer air would escape building up ice. need new solenoid assy for ice dispenser door and possible flopper.

Mar 27, 2015 | GE Refrigerators

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It doesn't defrost
  1. Defrost control board
If the defrost function is not working on your refrigerator it could be an issue with the defrost control board. This control board oversees several internal conditions and regulates the activation of the defrost cycle. A faulty board can be the primary reason your refrigeration unit is not transitioning to the defrost cycle. Over time, the buildup of ice on the evaporator coil will prevent the refrigerator and freezer from maintaining proper internal temperature. It is advisable to first check the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat for continuity prior to replacing the defrost control board.
  1. Main control board
A possible cause for a refrigerator not defrosting, especially on more modern units, is the main control board. The main control board acts as a "brain" for the unit controlling the defrost cycle, compressor, and run time, and essentially acts in place of the defrost timer. The control board can be tested using an ohm meter for functionality and will need to be replaced if bad.
  1. Defrost timer
If the refrigerator is not defrosting the timer could be malfunctioning. Numerous times throughout the day the defrost timer should cycle the defrost heater on as a means to melt frost buildup on the evaporator coils in the freezer. If this timer does not cycle on, then it may be faulty and require replacement.
  1. Defrost heater assembly
If your refrigerator is not defrosting accurately this could be an indication that your defrost heater assembly has failed. This could cause the frost to accrue on the evaporator coils, eventually blocking the airflow resulting in the unit not cooling properly. The defrost heater assembly can be monitored for continuity using an ohm meter and will need to replaced if there is none present.
  1. Defrost thermostat
Another cause of your refrigerator not defrosting is a faulty defrost thermostat. A requirement for the defrost heater to activate to melt away frost on the evaporator coils is a functional defrost thermostat. The defrost thermostat senses the temperature of the evaporator coils and initiates the thawing process by activating the defrost heater. If the thermostat is faulty, it will not sense the lowering temperature of the coils and will not turn on the heater, resulting in an advanced frost build-up. The defrost thermostat can be checked for continuity by using an ohm meter; if there is no continuity the damaged part will need to be replaced.
  1. Defrost sensor with fuse
Another possible cause of a refrigerator that does not defrost properly is a defrost sensor with a fuse. If the defrost sensor fails, the fuse acts as a one-time-only fail safe for the sensor -- if the sensor does not shut off the defrost heater, the fuse will blow when the set temperature is reached. This safety precaution is to keep excessive harm from your unit by the heater and is a one-time use, resulting in the replacement of the entire defrost sensor.
Defrost drain problems
  1. Clogged or freezing defrost drain
If you are experiencing defrost drain issues, it is possibly due to a clogged or freezing drain that is blocking water flow to the bottom of the freezer. This will cause the defrost water to drain and drip down to the bottom of the freezer section. To correct this issue, thaw any ice or remove debris that could be causing the clogged drain or replace the drain heater.
  1. Drain heater
If you are experiencing defrost drain problems, inspect the defrost drain heater. A dislocated or burnt out drain heater will result in the drain tube freezing over. Attempt to return the part to the designated position or replace the damaged part to correct the issue. Search Over 2 1 Million Appliance Parts

Sep 06, 2014 | GE Monogram ZIRS36NM 36'' Stainless All...

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Why is water leaking out evey day???


Is the water leaking from the refrigerator compartment or the freezer compartment? Can we assume the "leaking" water is more than some accumulated humidity/moisture (check your door gaskets)? Have you checked all water lines/fittings for the water dispenser/ ice cube maker (if you have one)?

If it is is the freezer section, the problem may be a clogged drain line (is there ice blocking the trough drain hole?) at the bottom of the freezer (evaporator) coils? You may need to defrost the freezer, check for any faulty parts (e.g., defrost time/ADC, defrost thermo, defrost heater), and clean the drain trough/tube. See Refrigerator Defrost Parts for illustrations.

May 22, 2014 | Roper Refrigerators

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Ice forming on bottom of freezer compartment Samsung RF4287HARS.


dont worry about it, you probably didnt get the freezer drawer closed all the way. frost will form when it doesnt get closed properly. just make sure it is closed now and the unit will clear the frost in a few days thru normal defrosting cycles. be sure that the drawer is closing on all sides by looking at the gasket and all should be ok in the future.

Nov 02, 2013 | Samsung RF4287HARS French Door...

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Sanyo side by side door fridge is not defrosting, what to do?


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Trouble comes in 3's
If there is never any water in the drip pan under the refrigerator it is not defrosting and the evaporator drain line may be stopped up. Side by Side refrigerators cool the freezer first and send a small amount of cold air to the refrigerator side. To start defrost the defrost timer stops the compressor and all fans. Next it turns on the defrost heater. This melts the ice/frost off the freezer coils. The water drips down the drain line to the drain pan under the unit. If the defrost heater raises the temperature too high the defrost termination thermostat turns the heaters off. When the defrost timer finishes it turns off the heaters and turns the compressor and fans back on. If the drain line clogs with food the water does not drain out and when the compressor starts again the water freezes. If this keeps happening the ice gets higher and bigger until it clogs the coils and the freezer does not get cold. If the defrost termination thermostat turns off the defrost heaters too soon all the frost is not melted from the coils. And the coils soon clog and the freezer gets too warm. No defrost usually means either a bad defrost timer, a clogged drain line, a bad defrost termination thermostat or some combination of the three.
If the drain line is not stopped up you can try this.
Remove all food from freezer and refrigerator, open the doors and unplug the cord. Wait 30 hours for all the frost to melt.
Keep the doors open and the cord unplugged the whole time. Empty the drain pan to keep it from over flowing. After 30 hours plug it back in and wait for 1/2 cup of water to turn to ice in the freezer. Then you can put the food back in. The problem can return if the unit is not defrosting. Or you can call a service technician.

Jul 11, 2012 | Refrigerators

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The drain pipe fizes within days of total defrosting and water starts dripping in the refrigerator creating a big mess. I have defrosted the fridge and the drain pipe several times but the problem...


You will need to install a drain line heater or heat probe. When water is plugged up in the drain line, it freezes and expands. This sometimes destroys the insulation around the drain line, which causes the drain line to freeze up all the time. If you have a cal rod type defrost heating element( black metal element) Whirlpool has a drain line heater, whish is a long metal finger that clamps around the defrost heater and sticks down into your defrost drain tube. This heats up the line every time your refer goes into defrost. We have seen customers use a small length of metal wire to do the same thing, electrical or even a clothes hanger. If your defrost heater is glass,then you will have to figure out how to wire in an electical drain line heater. Ask your parts house to check with GE to see if they have one. Sub Zero has a couple but you will have to figure out how to wire it into you defrost wiring. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

Feb 01, 2010 | Hotpoint FFS70 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Frigidair icebox leaks water...condensation pan is dry Model # FP1-19THL-1


Remove the food and ice maker (if equipped ) from the freezer , and remove the rear inside freezer panel . Below the coils , there is a drain pan which is probably iced over . Start in the middle with a hair dryer , and defrost until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once defrosted , insert a small hose , to blow any unseen debris , thru the drain line , and into the drain pan .
To permanently "fix" this problem , after defrosting the drain hole , insert an aluminum solid wire ( no insulation ) , or a copper ground wire , into the hole as far as possible , without force , and wrap the black rod above the hole (defrost heater) , about 1-2 turns with the other end of the wire .
When the refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer to this wire , keeping the defrost drain from being frozen up again .

Oct 06, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Hotpoint csx22d side by side has leak under freezer side @ door...coming from wiring harness that runs up into bottom of freezer maybe??????


This leak , is coming from the defrost drain , inside the freezer section , at the back . The defrost drain is clogged with ice . Remove the bottom freezer crisper , and use a hairdryer to defrost the ice . You will see a drain hole where the defrost water is supposed to drain thru . Hot water helps defrost this hole . Once defrosted , use a small hose inserted into the drain hole , to blow thru , to remove built up debris , inside the unseen drain line .

Sep 16, 2009 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

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Automatic defrost


Defrost water only drains during the defrost cycle. Defrost frequency depends on make and model of the individual refrigerator/freezer. It could be the time period when you are checking that gives the impression that it is continuously draining.

May 09, 2008 | Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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Defrost Drain in Freezer is Freezing Shut


it totaly needs to be defrosted with the doors open for a couple days. the drain tube might be pluged with something else than ice. once defrosted poor some water down the drain to make sure its unpluged. dont for get to empty the pan!!!

Jan 16, 2008 | KitchenAid KTRC22EL Top Freezer...

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