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Ice was building up in the freezer .i was gone for two days came home frig warm freezer defrosted cleaned and unplugged for a day. Plugged it back in both fans running feel cool air, and compressor is very cold to the touch .but freezer is 72' frig 68. Can't find defrost timer, I think it's stuck in defrost, any troubleshooting ideas

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Hello Steve;

My name is Peter. I am a retried field service refrigeration technician.

You are not locked into the unit defrost mode. When a unit goes into defrost every 8-10 hours for 20-30 minutes, your defrost heater activates, and everything shuts down except for the light.

Lets check it out, possibilities:

1.) You may have a bad temperature sensor. You have two temperature sensors. They are both identical, part number WR55X10025. They cost about $11.00. After you cut the sensor wires off you must splice the new sensor in. These are #203 & #605 on the diagram. Sensor #605 is on the freezer right side wall. It is housed between #634 & #632. There is only 1 screw that you have to remove to access the sensor.
Be extremely careful, before replacing unplug the refrigerator. The evaporator coil fins are razor sharp. This sensor must be position exactly where the old sensor was.
For the small cost of these sensors, it may be worth the effort before you purchase a new refrigerator.


2.) You may have a restriction or a refrigerant leak. You are feeling cool air because, with a restriction, in the back of your freezer where your evaporator cooling coil is, with a restriction you will have ice built-up in the upper right on the cooling coil. With a refrigerant leak, only part of your cooling coil will have a frost pattern.
There are just a few screws holding you freezer back cover. Slide the freezer rack either to the right or left. Lift up on the opposite side to remove. Having removed the cover. Lean the cover against the back. Close the freezer door. Wait 30 minutes, pull the back cover off and check your frost patter.

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SOURCE: warm frigerator

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.
if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 

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Sounds like you're low on gas...assuming that the condenser coils are clean.

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Check the compressor.
Unplug for 15-20 min. plug it back in and listen for the compressor to start. You will have to be behind the ref to listen and make sure you hear the compressor start and not just a fan running. If you hear a clicking noise then the compressor relay is bad.

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There is a vent that is connected from the freezer down to the fridge right where the fan is,make sure nothing is blocking it.

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SOURCE: Freezer very cold fridge warm.

the freezer circulates air through the refrigerator by using a fan every 24 hours the defrost timer comes on the compressor goes off and, the machine defrosts if your mullion defrost heaters are getting hot
and, staying hot you have miss-wired your defrost timer

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