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My 18 cubic feet bottom freezer Profile was making noise like ice was blocking the fan this morning. It was getting quite warm si I unplugged and emptied. This happened about two years ago and it is about 5-6 years old. So I cleaned it after I emptied it and I gave it 8 hours to rest. After a restart it work normally, the temp went down in the fridge and then it stopped and never started again. Is there a reset somewhere? I found in the back a large piece of mastic that was loose over a pipe. Coule it be empty of freon? The last time the reparator came and he tested the gas pressure I guess and maybe he plugged a hole with this?????

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  • patryric Jul 22, 2009

    It does not look like he did.
    It's a big chunk of potty that is loose on a tubing and obviously is not doing what it awas supposed to do.
    The model number is PDE18LBPALBS and it does not exist on the internet so far.
    Maybe it's the condenser fan.
    It started then stopped and now the compressor does not run at all.
    It stopped when the temp was half way to a normal fridge temp.
    It started making a bit of noise then stopped.
    As if ice was in the fan.

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    Model number necessary . Did the repairman pierce the tubing to check the "gas" ? A good technician can tell the problem of log refrigerant , bad compressor , cap tube seperation , or leak , without piercing the tubing . If he did , refrig is possibly ruined , or call HIM back to recheck . If I come across a fridge with clamp on access valves , I will not work on the fridge . A tech never leaves access valves on due to possible refrigerant leak .

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What happend is a sign that the defrost is not happening every 10 hours. Need to examine the defrost element behind the rear panel. Disconnect the power and with one wire on one end of the defrost element removed use an OHM meter to check the defrost heater. On the PSS26MSRSS the defrost is controlled through the mother board so no defrost timers or adaptive defrost are on your model. We do need to locate the problem so I would begin with checking the defrost heater first. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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