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Deforst mechanism I'm trying to turn off the defrost mechanism on my hotpoint 8232 slimline model. (the little button inside the temperature control dial). I don't have the instruction manual (It's second hand), any advice please

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I just fixed my fridge because someone though it would be funny to defrost...... . Hotpoint slimline 8232.

Turn off at the wall and reset the temp dial to 0 (button still doesnt come back up) then push past 0 anticlockwise to 9. turn power on and reset temp dial to desiired level repeat if this doesnt work. compressor should turn on so that u know it is fixed

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You need to have a defrost or the freezer will not work unplugging the time clock then the compressor will not work. Tom

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My frigidaire upright freezer has been working fine until about 2 weeks ago. Now pizzas aren't freezing and freezer corn is soft and i put a ham in it and that was a week ago and it is not froze.

There should be a temperature adjustment inside the freezer somewhere. It will look like a slider or a dial, and be labeled something like "Colder" and "Less Cold" on opposite ends of the scale. If this is set to its coldest setting, and the temperature still is not cold enough to solidly freeze food (ideally, a freezer's temperature should reach ZERO degrees Fahrenheit), then the unit needs to be serviced by an appliance repairman.

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Try unplugging the freezer and leave the door open for about 30 to 45 minutes. Don't forget the door is open and plug the freezer back in. Set a timer in the kitchen so you don't forget. Once you can open the drawers look inside the freezer sides to find the controller. Most models have turn dial inside.

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Glrs237zdw temp goes from 29 to 60

I am not sure if you said you checked the=> 5303918476 Defrost Control Board or here=> 5303918476 If you replaced the defrost thermostat inside the freezer that is most likely not the problem. These defrost control boards will really cause strange things to happen. Sometimes by unplugging and taking out the control board you will see burn marks or signs of heat damage on the printed circuit, not always. Unplug and open the control panel inside the fresh food compartment=> GLRS237ZW2 Control Panel

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Ive got an upright Whirlpool freezer that doesnt want to defrost. It takes about two weeks for the evaporater and defrost coils to totally ice up and then I have to take all the covers off and throw warm...

Fixing the defrost circuit is relatively simple. It made of three things, the defrost heater, the thermostat and the timer. The usual parts that fail are the heater and the timer. The first thing to check is the defrost timer. It looks like this:

slamfix_25.jpg It can found either near the compressor or in the little box inside that controls the temperature. What it does is that it powers the compressor for about 8 hours and then turns off the power for 45 minutes to allow the defrost heater to melt the frost buildup. The timer is run by a little motor. Often the motor stops working and the freezer is either stuck running the compressor continously or the defrost heater.

On the side of the timer is a little cam that you can turn with a straight blade screwdriver. Turn it until it clicks. When it does, the compressor should shut off and the heater should start to heat up. If you hear the crackling of ice melting, then the problem is with your timer not working. If the ice is not melting then the problem is either with the heater/thermostat. Check to see if the heater is burned out or use a meter to check continuity between the heater and the thermostat. If it is open then replace the heater and thermostat.

Any of the defrost parts should be available from an appliance supply house or online. Hope this helps you.

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Hai this is arun from oman.. i want to know how to

Check the defrost timer is operating and that the defrost heat element is working, usual cause of ice build up in most units, you may want to get an electrician to do it coz one wrong move it WILL kill you. Good luck.

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FRS6HR5HSB6 model frigidaire side by side fan making noise. Ice is building up around fan. What is causing ice buildup

the defrost circuit has a problem, allowing the frost/ice buildup..
remove the shelves, and back lower cover in the rear of the freezer to expose the evaporator coil, defrost heater, and defrost thermostat.
the defost heater should have continuity through it and the defrost thermostat will have continuity when frozen but test open when warmed.. if either bad replace.
if both test good look for bad connections in the freezer compartment wiring, and moly connectors otherwise the temperature controls are bad and it is an electronic assembly that incorporates the temperature controls with the deforst timer controls..
hope this helps,
best of luck,

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The freezer does not get as cold as it should especially in the top compartment where the fan is. It will not freeze icecream and bread they do not freeze at all. However everything else seems to be fine...

Could be that the automatic defrost feature is not operating properly. You can go here if you want to find out how you might be able to fix it yourself, but you'll need to be comfortable with diagnostic testing and taking your frig apart. Otherwise, it's very a reputable repair company to come check it out.

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You got the right idea. your fridge have a deforst problem, and it can be cause by a number of items. 1. the timer, 2 the defrost temperature control. 3 the defrost element itself.
Before you use the hair dryer when there is ice forming in the back panel, try to turn the timer and see wheather you can set it to defrost cycle manually if you can then the timer need to be change. the 2 and 3 item is a bit more work for normal people to deal with, you better call in a serviceman and watch him how he handle it so you can try it yourself next time. God Bless

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