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Can freezer section of Scotsman RFE33 be removed?

We do not use the freezer section of the RFE33 and tire of defrosting it. Can it be removed and still have the refrigerator work? If so, are there any precautions about removing it?

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The cold is created in the freezer, that is where the evaporator is located, and the fan that blows the air to the refrigerator, is this unit a self defrosting model? If it is more than likely you can have the problem fixed for a reasonable fee

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Fridge section not cold, freezer section o.k.!


Normally, the cold is only generated in the freezer compartment, and then the cold is pulled or pushed throuch cooling tubes from the freezer section to the refrigerator section. So if your cooling tubes become blocked by ice (usually caused by a defrost circuit failure) then the freezer will seem to work fine but the refrigerator section will not receive the cold air it should.

Suggest you remove the food from the freezer section, then remove the shelves and then the back panel of the freezer. If there is a lot of ice on the evaporator then you should manually defrost the unit. Unplug it from the wall and use a hair dryer to melt the ice. There will be an entrance to a cooling tube right below the evaporator make sure the you keep blowing the hot air from the hair dryer down than tube until you can feel it in the refrigerator section.

If there was ice, you also need to troubleshoot the defrost circuit and find out which component failed. It is normally made up of the defrost heater, defrost thermostat and defrost timer and troubleshooting methods can be found in the tips section.

NOTE: There will be a lot of water to deal with when you defrost your freezer so make sure you are ready to handle it with buckets and large sponges or a wet/dry vac.

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http://www.partselect.com/PS303781-GE-WR51X10055-Defrost-Heater-Bracket-Assembly.htm?SourceCode=1&ModelNum=HSM25GFRASA

WR51X10055 is the part number of the defrost heater and bracket assembly. Item #230 in the diagram. On this unit it is a plug in unit.

It is relatively easy to replace. Remove food from the freezer section, remove shelves, remove back panel. Unplug refrigerator. Defrost the unit by either leaving the door open to the freezer section or you can hurry it up with a hair dryer. After it is defrosted, plug in the new defrost unit, plug the frigerator back in and reattach the back panel, shelves and food.

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If it is defrost it with a hair drier, check heater, timer, defrost thermostat.

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The defrost is not working.This happens due to the evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got blocked by ice .--------

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.

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The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer thaws, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the defrost board of the unit.

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So first try reset procedure.If that is not helping then defrost assembly parts are to be checked and replaced.The defrost thermostat is located in the freezer section beside the evaporator coil.The defrost heater is located in the freezer section beside the evaporator coil.And the defrost control board is located in the fridge section.-------------

you can get the required parts from online sites like:---

www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site.---------This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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I think my husband punctured the interior (released the freon?) when he was defrosting (chipping away at ice. Can this be fixed?


It can be fixed, but not by your husband, and I say that assuming he is not EPA certified in refrigerant handling. This is definitely a major repair, one that should not be attempted by the average DIYer. What needs to be done, is to evacuate what refrigerant is still in the system, replacing the evaporator coil that your husband punctured as well as the gas dryer, putting the system in a vacuum to check for any leaks, dehydrating the system, and then adding the exact amount of refrigerant for your model. Now this is a very very basic procedure, ive left out many critical and necessary steps, but it is just an idea of the refrigerator repair that is required for your problem. I hate to say it, but you've just learned a very expensive lesson on how not to defrost your freezer.

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If you only had ice buildup in one section of the evaporator you have a weak/inefficient compressor.
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