Question about Refrigerators
Defrosting the fridge for 24 hours has it working as it should for a couple of weeks then it starts getting warmer in both compartments with ice and water drips visible on the ceiling surface of the fridge compartment.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
(There is a defrost heater on the evaporator in that area.If
you have a VOM you could check it with the power plug pulled out of the wall socket)
if you access the area turn the defrost timer on (clockwise)it should get warm in that area and you shoud hear a popping sound
If you want to tackle the job for yourself all the manuals are here
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
SOURCE: Evaporator coils frosting up
the frosting of the back compartment of the freezer indicates that the ice builds up at the evaporator ( the coil that cools). the system is supposed to melt the ice after a particular time interval for a period of time in order to start another cycle. im not sure if that model uses the electronic timer which you can not manually adjust to see if it is heating up on the heating mode. you would have to check three things. one is the defrost heater itself if it has continuity. another is the thing that we called thermodisc . its a part of the heating circuit where it cuts the heating current after it senses that the temperature of the evaporator is way up the thaw temperature. it is normally connected in series with the defrost heater and it is attached to the latter part of the evaporator tube. lastly which as i have told you is the timer. if its a mechanical timer, then probably it is not going to the heating mode. another is the electronic timer which is very hard to trouble shoot. you have to really observe the refrigerator how long it is running and if the compressor is stopping and the heater working by looking at the back if water is draining after a few minutes the compressor stop. as i may add, as you have said it is winter there, a thermostat setting could be an issue. the heater could probably not cope up with the coldness of the ambient temperature in which i may suggest to put the thermostat setting to the lowest setting on the knob. i hoped i was able to help....drcool
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
problem is probably that the evaporator is frozen up preventing circulation of air and the fan is jammed with ice.
remove the back panel inside the freezer. melt off the ice with a hairdryer taking care not to heat up any stats mounted on the pipework.
appliance will now work but this is a temporary repair. you must find out the cause of the ice build-up ie why not defrosting.
for starters, check the defrost heater and the thermal cut-out inseries with it.
let me know how you get on and what you find. make sure the fan is free to rotate.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
You require NTC for fridge evaporator. Part no.7323301. It is the one screwed to the back wall of the fridge with a green band on it.Behind the cover at the rear of the light.
Posted on May 24, 2010
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