I have a whirlpool a class freezer that fits under my kitchen unit. It has defrosted and I dont know why??Can anyone help?? There are three lights, a yellow one that is on, a red flashing light (it doesnt usually flash)and a green light, therefore the electricity is on but it isnt freezing...any advice?? I have lost my manual and dont know what I need to do to fix it. Thanks
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Re: whirlpool a class freezer
Red Light : Alarm high temperature.
Amber Light : Fast freeze function (ie ignores thermostat and keeps unit freezing all the time).
Green light: mains power.
If you have lost temperature on a freezer it is usually a major fault either the compressor has failed or you have lost charge (possibly the start relay). If you are able to get to the rear of the unit and check the compressor, if it is hot then it is more likely a major fault. A good fridge guy can normally tell the problem within a short time of inspecting the unit. Sorry to not sound hopeful. Good luck.
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The unit is not defrosting properly, it may have a manual defrost timer that is not working, or the element under the evaporator is not working, possibly the defrost termination therm is not working, if you know where these parts are located it will help, if you know how to use an ohm meter it will help also, find these parts and test them for function, if you dont know where to look or how to test parts, i would recomend a repairman
Omg wow Ok first thing dont call that repairman back anymore. The ice up in the freezer area is it on the back wall of the freezer inside the freezer. This is called a defrost issue and is caused by one of three parts not working either the defrost thermostat, the defrost heater, or the defrost timer in some units instead of a defrost timer they have an adaptive control board that is located behind the machine under a metal panel. One of the first things that you would do would be to remove the screws holding the rear panel to the back of the freezer this would give you access to the evaporator coil. If when you removed this panel and gained access to the evaporator coil you seen the coil iced over then you would take a hair dryer and defrost the ice up issue but this does not fix your problem. You would have to have a multimeter and perform continuity tests on the defrost thermostat and the defrost heater in the unit to assure that these are both working properly. The defrost thermostat is attached to one of the copper lines that is on the side of the coil it is a round disc like object that has two wires going to it(see diagram on link). The defrost heater is found usually along the sides and bottom of the evaporator coil (see diagram on link).Here is also a link that you can click on to learn more about this issue http://www.applianceoutletservice.com/appliance-care-tips/refrigerator-tips/refrigerator-defrost-system-information.htm if you have any further questions message me back I await your reply Thanks again Rick
Your fridge is simply not defrosting itself or moving air off the freezer coil. Try defrosting it and make sure the fan is operating. If the brains have been replaced already i do not think you should have to deal with them again unless consumer reports suggest otherwise.
It sounds like the defrost drain is plugged. It is behind the back panel inside the freezer. Either defrost the whole unit, or use hot water to defrost the drain line. Be careful it is located right under coil and the fins are sharp! My knuckles have been cut many a time! Good Luck
If you can check the back wall of the freezer where the evaporator is. If you notice that it is starting to ice up, (which by your description I'm sure you will), the most likely cause of your problem is lack of defrost. This can be caused by a couple of different things, ie. bad heater element, of limit switch, or the most common bad defrost timer. Hope this helps
your defrost cycle is every 10 to 12 hours depending on how old the defrost timer is. if your building up frost on rear wall of freezer section then your problem will be that your units defrost cycle has failed. you turning it off lets the frost melt in return you are restoring air flow over the evaporator. ohm out your defrost heater and defrost bi-metal. could be defrost timer.
i would firstly do a complete defrost- incase there has been a fault with the frost free system. if after a full defrost it runs ok then there was a fault somewhere in the defrost system including either defrost heater, cut out or possible jammed circulation fan.
you have one of three problems and only one problem
the defrost timer is bad
the defrost heater is bad
the defrost thermastat is bad
only one of the above is the problem but no way to know without checking each part with and ohm meter
Defrost the fridge freezer overnight. Restart unit. If it starts working you have either had a door ajar or a defrost problem. If it fails to cool down at all then you may still have a defrost problem or a evap fan motor faulty. Most likely outcome is that the unit will work once defrosted for approx three weeks after which the freezer will freeze back up. Most likely cause will be the defrost heaters. Any good tech should be able to help on second failure. Hope this helps.