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My admial keeps getting warm

Hi i have the amiral model AD222.the thing is in the freezer department half way down the back wall gets white frost on it and the freezer and fride start to get warm.so i turn it of for 48 hrs and theres a lot of water under it in the drip tray.then when i turn it back on again its fine works ok then 4 wks later i have the same prob have to turn it of.once a month can u help me thanks diane

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  • sweetlips5 Mar 27, 2008

    thanks the model number is GS20C6N3EV.as i said both comaprtments get warm about every 4 wks.first noticed when everything defrosted in the freezer.then when i turned it of for 48 hrs the tray was full of water under the fridge like it had defrosted.a mate said its like theres a block of ice on the other side of the wal where we had the frost on the inside half way down thanks diane

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You have a defrost problem its either a defrost timer a defrost thermostat or defrost heater one of those parts has failed if you reply with the model number from the serial plate it should be in the refrigerator section i can help more

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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
  • possible causes:
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  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
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If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. 
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