Question about Refrigerators
Not knowing the Brand and or model is tough to nail down the problem. But if it is not defrosting then the first part to track down and replace is the timer. The controls like this are located in the refrigerator side close to the thermostat and the heaters and terminator switches for the defrost are located in the freezer section.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If there is no cooling at all , before we go further we must confirm the first step of confirming the compressor and gas pressure. So shut off the fridge and leave it off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost. If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if Ice forms then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts check if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
So try this test from the outside and make your observations so that we come to the solution.
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