Question about Freezers
Yesterday I opened my freezer and found that everything had thawed out. There was a small film of ice on the back wall, about halfway down. I've now left it off for 24 hours (with the door open), and drained water from the back area near the motor. I've just briefly turned it on and the motor runs, and I feel cool air being pumped around the inside. Before I turn it on a try a full scale test, is there anything that maybe should be checked / replaced? Note that it has always been extremely noisy when the fluid is circulating through the pipes.
It could be that something in the defrost system is faulty. in the compressor area find your defrost timer, using a flat tip screwdriver advance the timer until you hear aloud audible click and the freezer shuts off. now wait a minute or two and feel for heat at the heater (careful it gets red hot) if the heater is on the timer is bad, if no heat you will need to check for continuity on the def thermostat and defrost heater to determine which is bad (most likely it will be the thermostat.)
i found this parts breakdown http://www.stokes-aus.com.au/StokesAP/Manufacturer_Info/FP/FRIDGES/517704%20Series%20R%20VERTICAL%20FREEZER%20N388.pdf
that should help.
the def thermostat is item #11 on the evaporator and components page 9 and 10
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
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