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Freezer Coils Continued To Freeze Up.....

Freezer coils have continued to freeze up after defrosting manually about every week for several weeks now. Frig is less than 5 years old.

I believe there is some type of defroster tube/element at the bottom of the coils. Could this have gone bad already?

Any specific help to this problem would be appreciated.


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Re: Freezer Coils Continued To Freeze Up.....

It could be the defrosting clock usually positioned at front bottom behind the removable grill or in the back. This clock times the running and defrosting time, so if stuck on run it will never go to defrost cycle and the ice piles up.It has a one way slotted fit. Use a wide flat screwdriver to slowly turn the dial until compressor stops, (defrost cycle) this will not only stop compressor, but also turn on that tube heather you where talking about to melt ice off evaporator. Then wait (up to 30 minutes) to see if starts up again(run cycle). If it does not, clock needs replacement. You can then turn clock again slowly to turn compressor back on so you can use fridge until repaired. You can do this off and on daily to manually defrost unit until repaired. If this is not your problem it could very well be the heather tube, but they rarely go out.
Best I can do without being there, hope it helps you.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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