Thanks for looking.
Removed panel in freezer to find coils all iced up. Let thaw completely and restarted, both fans are working. Refrigerator still not cooling.
Couple weeks ago heard noise coming out of unit on refrigerator side that is in the mounted to the ceiling and has temperature controls for both sides(?),
I've ordered a defroster switch and thermostat but haven't received them yet.
With the ice build up gone shouldn't the frig cool for a little while at least?
Any help would be appreciated.
It snowed like mad the day we discoverd the problem so our food is outside the patio door, but now it's getting warmer out there too, Yikes!
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check to make sure the fan in the freezer section is working as this pushes air into the refrigerator section... also check to see if there is frost on back panel of freezer if so you may have either the fan not working or a defrost problem... will require that you remove freezer shelves and back panel of freezer on the inside of unit... you will see the fan, a heater at the bottom of coils ,and defrost thermostat attached to the coil usually toward the top side ... check the defrost thermostat with a meter for contuinity while it has ice on it as it closes at very cold temps... remove wires from heater and thaw out coul with a hair dryer now that you have tested defrost thermostat you can thaw out and check heater for contuinity... if both good then you have a bad defrost timer... if the unit is not froze up in back panel of freezer and fan is functioning properly. then possible unit has developed a leak... not sure what vents you are referring to that have ice on but if it is what i think your describing frost/ice on back panel of freezer or between freezer and refrigerator area then either a fan has failed or you have a defrost issue...good luck to you
unplug and unload the freezer section. a panel in the back of the freezer should come out. behind it is the evaperator coil. if it covered with ice, thaw it out with a hair dryer. check the fan near the evap. coil to see if it turns freely. after drying out compartment, plug back in and see if fan works. if all looks fine, look for a florescent looking light bulb in the compartment.have it checked and replace if needed
With the compressor running, open the freezer and listen if the fan is running. If it is not, replace it. Most likely, this is your problem.
If it is running, turn off the refrigerator. Remove the rear panel from the freezer. Inspect the coils. If they are covered in ice, let them thaw completely. This ice will prevent the freezer and consequently, the refrigerator from getting cold.
If the fan works and the freezer coils are not cold, then I am afraid it is time for another refrigerator.
Before you throw out this refrigerator, try a few simple tests.
First, open the freezer while the compressor is running and listen for the fan running. If it is not, this could be your problem. Replacement fans can be ordered from on-line parts stores, a local appliance repair shop, even ebay.
Second, try turning off the refrigerator and letting the coils in the freezer thaw completely. Of course, move your food to a safe place for a few hours while you thaw the freezer. If you really get ambitious, remove the rear panel from the freezer and look to see if the coils are frozen. If they are, thaw them and dry the freezer compartment completely. Reassemble the freezer and restart the refrigerator.
If the problem reoccurs, you may have a problem with your defrosting circuit.
Turn the refrigerator off and let the freezer thaw completely. You may have frozen the water supply line so water cannot get into the ice maker. Also, the coils in the back of the freezer could be frozen, so you cannot get a cold enough temperature to freeze the water. You can confirm this by removing the back panel from the freezer (inside) and looking at the coils.
If you found something lodged in the door that may have kept it open for a while, i suspect frost formed on the coils behind the panel. Frost will not let air pass through the coils to the refrigerator side. This is one of the most common problems there is. If you look through the louvers on the rear panel that is for sure your problem. It most likely just needs thawed out. After it is thawed out, your normal defrosting routine will take over again and hopefully you will be trouble free again.
frozen coils not always means freon problem. low air flow across evaporator coils could cause freeze up. if door is opened and closed an abnormal amount could cause a freeze up or even something pushed up against the air intake in the refridgerator. i would thaw it out completely and restart it, theres a chance it was nothing major. good luck
hi thanks for your question. you have a no defrost problem. the cheapest part to replace is the defrost termination switch. located in the freezer., its clamped to one of the coils by the fan motor replace this part. see what happens thanks the appliance doc
Take loock if are dirty those coils and fan on botton or some place on your freezer. Tri cleaning all. Just be carrefuly to no brake those coils ???? Unplog from outlet bifore ??? I hop you gete fix it. I'm not shur, but tri.