I defrosted my freezer with a hairdryer on Jan 1st. it was loaded with ice on coils. After doing that the frig side was fine and it was good till now. Now a month later it is back doing samething. Freezer is good but frig side is in the danger zone on the thermometer i purchased. It runs continuelyand noticed that themp steadily has been rising in that last week. Is this a defrosting problem or what?
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The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils) Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer. When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water overflows into the ref. or freezer Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer. Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear Clean condenser coils underneath .I'm including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.; Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically Thanks for using fixya Leo Ponder imufo2 Please VOTE FOR ME IF THIS WAS HELPFUL
you have a defrost problem it is either a defrost thermostat, defrost heater, defrost timer, u can manually defrost it by unpluggin it for a awhile and lettin it wamr up and clear the ice and that hole.... or posiibly remove that back panel in the freezer and takin a hairdryer to those coils and drain hole or trough,,,,,, this is only temporaliy though u gotta figure out which one of those parts is faulty hope this helps
I can help you diagnose the problems with your GE. Several things can cause these symptoms. All you need is a voltage meter patience and a want to, to repair and do it better than a paid technician. In most cases with the PSS26MSRSS the defrost heater is the cause for this. Look into rear of your freezer and back wall. Is Ice or frost building on rear wall? If yes unplug and prepair to remove contents in freezer compartment. Remove rear panel in freezer and use hair dryer to defrost ice until the defrost heater is visible. BRB , Sea Breeze
If the freezer is staying cold it sounds like a defrost system problem. A bad timer, heater or thermostat can cause frost to build up on the coils and block air flow to the refrig side. Check out ACMEHowTo.com for troubleshooting the defroster problem.
There is a small duct between the freezer and refrigerator side if this is blocked the frig side won't cool.
You will need to remove the bottom freezer crisper and check the defrost drain , to see if it is iced over . If so , then use a hairdryer to melt the ice ( hot water also helps ) . When you see the drain , ( could be obvious obstruction from plastic ) , use a small hose inserted into the hole , to blow thru , to remove any unseen debris blockage . You may have to remove the rear inside freezer panel to access this drain , depending on your model number .
So make sure the drainhole is open. When it happened to mine this was the problem.
Usually when the freezer is still giving cold but the frig is not receiving cold you have an ice build-up on the cold (evaporator) coil that is hidden behind the rear panel of the freezer compartment. If you push on this panel, you usually will hear a cruntch sound (this tells you there is ice/frost on the coil). There are 3 components that affect this problem: defrost timer, defrost stat, defrost heat coil. In other words, something is not working to remove the frost from the coil and it is building-up day after day (takes about 5-7 days to become full (blocked). When this happens, no air can move over the coil to take the cold away and blow it throughout the frig or freezer compartments.
To access the defrost coil or stat, you have to ren move the back panel (in the freezer) and remove all the ice with a hair dryer only or let the door open all day and allow it to melt. DO NOT PUSH OR PRY OR CHOP WITH ANY TOOL OR YOU WILL BE GARRANTEED TO PUNCTURE A HOLE IN THE COIL AND YOU ARE REALLY SCREWED. The time is either: under the front of the whole refrigerator, or in the frig compartment (towards the back or attached to the ceiling of frig compartment). If you have some experience with electrical parts, you can test to see which part is at fault. Good Luck. Macgivor
This can be caused by the drain hole below freezer coil being blocked
You MUST remove all ice in drain under freezer coil. Use turkey baster
to squirt hot water into hole and use hairdryer to defrost. Possible
defrost thermostat is defective. Unit never goes into defrost, ice
forms on coil and in floor or back of freezer.
defrosting may work OK for a week or two but gradually gets
warmer because ice is blocking ports where cool air gets to refrig. May
also have water in refrig box. Can also be caused by defective defrost
You have a defrost problem. Common problem on most frost free refrigerators because the ice buildup does not allow efficient heat transfer to evaporator coil. You will need to remove the cover in the back of the freezer compartment (you know , where you scraped of the ice).When you remove panel you will see a buildup of ice on your evaporator coil. This will have to be thawed out by hairdryer or some other means before you move onto next step.Next you will see a heater element (black thingy ) or glass tubes with internal elements .These are your defrost heaters. They can usaully be visually inspected but best to use an ohmeter to check continuity.If you have good heaters you will want to put frig into defrost by manually turning the defrost timer clockwise untill you hear frig cut off. (Look for timer inside right frig compartment next to thermostat.) power will now be diverted to heaters and will get hot for duration of defrost cycle. If defrost thermostat is bad this could be the case of problem( round looking disk thingy clamped to coil and wired before heater) You can check by bypassing the defrost therm directly to heater and see if heater works while in defrost cycle.You will want to replace it as this is the device that turns off the heater so as not to overheat and melt plastic in freezer.Just reinstall everthing and you should be good to go.
the frig is cold by the air for the freezer so if it all ice insinde no air can pass to the frig 1 turn off you frig ,, yes it not fun but you will reset the frig ( more that 3 hour )
meanwile , take out the ice of you freezer ,lower you temperature in the freezer and restart
if it do that a other time , it easy it you temperature detecter it is broken .. some you need to change it
I just worked on a FF801W which is supposed to be very similar. The defrost heater in mine was of the glass tube type and located under the evaporator. There was a bimetal thermostat clipped to the top of the evaporator and a thermal fuse (sealed in a clear plastic tube) nearby. The connections were behind a little plastic cover (2 screws) in the back wall just above the evaporator.
Mine was iced up like yours and I had to defrost it with a hair dryer. All the defrosting parts in the freezer compartment turned out to work so I now suspect the defrost timer (down by the compressor). I've marked it and I'm waiting to see if it's turning.