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EVERYTHING WORKING NORMALLY. EVAP COILS NOT ICED UP, JUST AIR TOWER. ET1FTEXSQ00

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Most likely poor airflow is the cause of the ice up. Make sure the fan back there is providing good airflow, if not, then most likely the fan is bad and needs to be replaced. You can get a new fan from the manufacturer or through the place that you bought it. You can also find a new fan from the following website http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-ET1FTEXSQ00-%3d%3d&z=100 where you can always return anything you order if replacing it doesn't help though it should though always you may just not have power running to the fan which should also be checked. Let me know how this turns out.



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Your Ice maker may be the cause. if it is not holding water the water may be landing on the bottom and freezing, causing the ice build up and obstructing the air transfer from the freezer to the refrigerator. You can remove or replace your Ice maker. Then you will have to defrost your freezer to get everything back to normal.

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Try this, If it is an upright fridge, remove the flont lower vent grill. Ten to one the coils are covered with dust and cobwebs. Not implying anything, mine was horrible. Vacuum all the stuff that has accumulated untill the coil is nice and clean.. Unplug the unit so you don't get into the moving fan blades and don't reach into the space, There are hot componants. Good Luck, Ned

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My refrigerator will not get cold the freezer gets cold it also has frost on the back panel in the freezer


You have a problem with the defrost circuit of your refrigerator. The frost is building up on the evaporator coils in the freezer preventing air circulation from the refrigerator to be cooled off by the coils. It is made up of three parts, the defrost timer/control module, defrost heater, and thermostat.

The way it works is that normally the compressor has power for 8- 24 hours, then the timer/module cuts power off and sends power to the defrost heater for about 45 minutes. The heater is attached to the coil and warms up the coil to melt the ice. When the coil reaches about 40 deg F, the thermostat which is in series with the heater, opens up cutting off power to the heater. This prevents the freezer from getting too hot. After the 45 minutes are up, the timer/module switches the power back to the compressor again to restart the cooling cycle.

I don't know what make and model fridge you have since you did not supply it. But if you have an older model it is controlled by a timer, often it fails to advance to the defrost mode causing it to stay in cool mode. Often the problem is that the defrost heater burns out so it can't melt the frost on the coils.

If you take the panel off the back of the freezer you will find the evap coil. You can use a hair dryer to melt the ice. The heater will be attached to the coil. If you have a meter you can check whether it is burned out. Replacement parts can be found at your local appliance repair outlet or online at repairclinic.com.

Mar 23, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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I am getting power and the freezer appears to be working but the fridge is not cold at all, any suggestions? Many thanks Dave McRae


Hi Dave and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly,

Take a look in the back of the freezer compartment. Look for any signs of icing on the back access cover. Usually but not always the evaporator coils freeze up because the unit is not automatically defrosting properly or there is a problem with the evaporator fan not running fast enough / at all. Press gently with your hand of the back cover of the freezer compartment and feel for ice. Also check the front of the chassis for signs of being HOT. It is ok to be warm not hot.
Also check to see that the light goes on and off as you actuate the light switch plunger. Some units have the door switch in the top of the door hinge but most have the switch in the door fold area of the chassis some where.

If you find that the evaporator coils have iced up:
  • Perform a manual defrost of the unit but first unplugging it
  • Remove the freezer contents
  • Direct an external fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hrs. (makes a water mess)
  • After 2 hrs clean up the water mess and return the unit to normal service.
  • Watch after 3 days if the fresh food compartment once again starts warming up. If it does you have and automatic defrosting problem.
No ice noted:
  • Possible temp control problem (Thermostat / cold control or thermistor)
  • Possible Air Damper problem. There are 2 kinds of air dampers. One is electrically controlled and the other is nothing but a mechanical baffle that is positioned partially open. If you have the electrical type the air damper motor may have failed or the movable baffle is stuck.
Front of chassis is almost HOT to the touch vs warm:
  • Open the back of the unit by removing the black fiberboard cover and inspect for lint and that the condenser fan is running anytime the compressor is running.
Light always on:
  • Door switch failure. Some door switches also control the evaporator fan along with water in door and ice in door functions. The water and ice in door should NOT work with the door open.
The above is pretty much an in home repair techicians check list for the symptom you describe.
If you discover that you have an automatic defrosting problem I will need you MAKE & MODEL number via your next response here so I can tell you what you can do to troubleshoot. (
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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Well everything is defrosting, when i was trying to figure it out, I noticed that the back wall of the freezer was frosting up. I removed the bottom pan and of the visible vents I could see there is ice in...


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Sorry to hear about your problem.

Sounds like you have a defrost issue. Hence your unit is not defrosting. All of this apply's if your freezer side has ice on it. If not. you have other issues, this does sound funny, but this is why your refrigerator side is warm, or not cooling.

Here is a list of some things that can go wrong.
1. Defective heat coil
2. Defective defrost timer
3. Defective defrost sensor
4. Defective Fan


You should call a service company to resolve your issue.

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Ice forming in my frost free whirlpool fridge


There are a few reasons why this is happening. One and usually the most common is the the heater for the coils in the freezer is not working.These heaters are controled by a timer that lets it run for a while and then shut off, this keeps the coils from freezing up and collecting moisture. 9 out of 10 times it is the timer mechanism that goes bad and it is a reletivly cheap and easy repair. Also make sure the gasket on the freezer is in good shape and not allowing outside moisture in where it can condense and freeze along the wall of your freezer, keeping the door open too long will also create this effect, but if the heater is working correctly it usually will take care of itself. You may also want to make sure there is good air flow from the unit itself and blowing good cold air around in the freezer.

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Refrigertor not gettng cold enough, and now freezer is doing the same. when we turn the number to 9 you can hear it go on - but still food is defrosting. Milk in frig not getting cold enough. Refrig is...


The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

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