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Admiral model LFT2112ARW freezeron-top

Admiral model LFT2112ARW freezer-on-top refrigerator: The refrig compartment stays just below room temp. The freezer accumulates ice. The unit is in the garage, in a non-air-conditioned space. Clearly not enough air is getting from the freezer into the refrigerator compartment, but when I clear the ice, it still has the same problem. The unit runs all the time trying to get cold. Could this be a problem with the unit never going into defrost mode? One guy told me to leave the freezer door open, especially in hot humid weather, to temporarily fix the problem, but that does not seem to work. Should I check the defrost timer or what?

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  • woodsted Sep 07, 2009

    I think the cooling system is okay because the freezer works fine. I don't think it is the thermostat either, because the compressor and fan runs all the time.



    From what I can make of the design, the unit is supposed to flow cold air from the freezer compartment to the refrigerator compartment. Not much cold air is blowing into the refrigerator compartment.

  • woodsted Sep 07, 2009

    Admiral model LFT2112ARW freezer on-top refrigerator: The refrig compartment stays just below room temp. The freezer accumulates ice. The unit is in the garage, in a non-air-conditioned space. Clearly not enough air is getting from the freezer into the refrigerator compartment, but when I clear the ice, it still has the same problem. The unit runs all the time trying to get cold. Could this be a problem with the unit never going into defrost mode? One guy told me to leave the freezer door open, especially in hot humid weather, to temporarily fix the problem, but that does not seem to work. Should I check the defrost timer or what?

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The defrost cycle (controlled by the defrost timer) is not working correctly. Also make sure the condenser coils are clean.There is a defrost timer unit that you will need. Go to repairclinc.com and put the model number in and it will pull up all the parts. Your model doesn't pull up that machine, but hit 'Admiral parts' and then look through the parts that come up.

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I think the colling system has lost its capablity or the thermostat.

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