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Sid By Side Freezer Icing and Fridge not Cold

Hotpoint CSH22GR side by side fridge. Believe issue to be defrost timer. Getting ice in freezer and fridge not cold. Last time I completely defrosted unplugged and drained. Turned back on and then it worked for few months. I have to figure if the timer was totally dead would freeze up sooner than that. I am thinking it is intermittent. If it is the timer not sure where it is. My thought was to locate it and force into defrost. If the coil comes on then have to think the thermostat and coil is ok just the timer having issue and only coming on sometimes.

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  • gdlove2 Jun 17, 2009

    So would you think the thermostate is bad. Everything I read says that the timer is the most likely suspect and most likely to go. Thoughts? Or do you think there is no timer in the unit and just a thermostate. I am not sure. I have not been able to locate either as of yet.

  • gdlove2 Jun 17, 2009

    Yes it does one for fridge and one for freezer. Thing is if I turn the dial the fridge will turn of or on so I would have thought that the thermostate was working. A friend who used to do appliance repair but lives afar is the one who suggested it may be the timer that puts the unit into defrost on a cycle. Is that not possible?

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Most fridges in s.a the defrosting is done by the thermostat if the fridge does not have a pc board

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  • shaun greyvensteyn Jun 17, 2009

    do it have a knob to turn it colder if it does that is the thermostat

  • shaun greyvensteyn Jun 18, 2009

    if the motors put off. if cold it can be that the defrosting element is dead or the thermostat. if not working with a pc board

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