Question about Refrigerators
Frank, although the refrigerator is probably frost free (automatic defrost) there are a few reasons that the defrost cycle would fail. The defrost bimetal thermostat that controls the defrost cycle can fail. This bimetal is closed and opens to stop the defrost cycle when enough heat is given off. I do not know about the Jenn Air, but I think most refrigerators use a similar strategy. A second problem that is possible is the defrost timer fails (or the wires that run it). Defrost may be a daily function. Another possibility is a bad defrost coil or connection to it. Those are the 3 major components of defrost cycles.
You will have to manually defrost the freezer to prevent spoiling food. If you have to defrost regularly then one of those components is probably bad.
In general, not directly related to frost build up: Keep the refrigerator freezer section clear around the air grilles (not stuffed and no plastic bags that block air flow). If the refrigerator coils in back (freee convection) or underneath (forced convection) are really dirty, then cooling will also be a problem (but probably not related to frost buildup).
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
You need to thaw the freezer and replace the heating element around the evaperator
you can get the element at repair clinic.com
easy job the parts just plug in
lot cheaper than buying a new fridge
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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