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Freezer has defrosted on its own. Red freezer high temp light will not go off.

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  • tweetiepie_t May 11, 2010

    Hi Biker T. Thanks for your advice. I've already tried defrosting but there doesn't appear to be anything to defrost. The top of the fridge remains cool but the bottom is just about at room temperature even though I've turned the temperature to the maximum setting.

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Door has accidentally been left open. Have missed a proper defrost and ice has built up internally. Switch off and do a 12 hour defrost. then switch on again. (Thats where i would start.).Because fan is stuck in the ice, it cant blow cold air to the sensor. Sensor detects this and shows red error light.

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Well i have a problem the fridge is working 100% but our freezer is not working right it is cold at bottom half but it is not working at top half like i put ice thing in it the water fast freeze tomoro...


If I read the manual right the red light indicator your seeing is the exlamation point above the fast freeze button. This is telling you that the freezer compartment temp is to high.

There can be multiple reasons for this:
1. Evaporator fan not running (Check fan by depressing door closed plunger for the light switch) The fan should be on and light off.

2. An unseen block of ice over the evaporator coils due to an automatic defrosting probelm. If you can determine that there really is ice on the evaporator coils, perform the manual defrost procedures I described in my initial response. If after doing this manual defrost things return to normal for a few days and then you see the high temp indicator again there is for sure and automatic defrosting problem.

3. Automatic Defrost Problem (Causes)
a. Defrost control failure
b. Defrost control heating element failure
c. Temp sensor failure or Bi-metal 60 Deg F thermostat failure

4. Condenser fan not running in the borrom rear of the unit. (Check to see that the fan is running by removing the fiberboard rear cover.)

5. Condenser coils blocked with lint (Check the coils when you inspect the condensor fan for operation.) Clean both the coils and the fan.

6. Thermistor failure (measures temp and has a resistive output) in the freezer.

7. Compressor not running (Causes)
a. PTC relay
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8. Compressor running but not cooling
Check to see that one of the copper lines line is hot to the touch. If it is not hot the causes can be low freon level, clogged freon drier, damaged capillary tube.

These are all the things that can cause your current symptom.

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