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Freezer compartment thaws out

About every two to three weeks after the drawer fills with ice it starts to defrost and thaws completely everything in the freezer compartment why is that.

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Hi and welcome to Fixya. Once the defrost cycle is started it deos not terminate until the 60 Deg. F thermostat closes and advances the defrost timer to start the compressor. If the 60 Deg F thermostat is not functioning correctly or intermittent the unit will continue in the defrost cycle by powering the defrost heating element. Essentially what it will do is act like a food defroster vs a freezer. This is not a difficult or expensive repair.

I would recommend that the defrost thermostat be tested for proper function. Personally I would just replace it and return the unit back to normal service.

Additionally it is possible that the defrost timer could be hanging or sticking in the defrost mode.

Should you call a technician to repair the unit I am sure he would recommend the replacement of both the Defrost timer and the 60 Deg F thermostat.

I would also recommend the same to you during in home repair service. Thanks again and hopefully you understand why it is performing as it currently is.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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