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  • jwise7j May 29, 2010

    freezer coil freezing up causing the freezer and refrigidaire not to work if i use a hair dry to he coil the fridge to work help

  • jwise7j May 29, 2010

    freezer coil freezing up causing the freeze refrigidair not to work if i use a hair dry to defrost the coil the fridge to works for a day help

  • jwise7j May 29, 2010

    mrs22wngw6 frigidaire freezer coil freezing up causing freezer and frigid not to work if i use a hair drier to defrost the coil the frigid and freezer works for a day


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Please offer a more thorough explanation of your problem and your observations and I will happy to assist you with your problem.

Also offer a make and model of your unit. :-)

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  • laura Newman May 29, 2010

    I hope this is not a duplicate post. It did not appear to take my last post.

    Here is a link for Troubleshooting Refrigerator Defrost Problems. My personal experience has been problems with the defrost switch/thermostat. The defrost switch/thermostat is located on the freezer coil and will have two wires on it. I recommend marking the location of the thermostat with a piece of wire (you don't want to change the location of the switch). Take the switch with you to your local appliance parts supply house. They will provide a replacement part for you. You'll need wire nuts and electrical tape. After you wire nut the wires, wrap them well in electrical tape.

    Of course, there are two other components that can be the culprit........the defrost timer and the defrost heater. Use the troubleshooting guide to help you diagnose.

    You also want to ensure the vents in the back of your freezer are not getting blocked (my kids do that all the time and I have to constantly remind them not to). Make sure your drain is free and clear..........After thawing with a hair dryer, you should notice some water in the bottom of your refrigerator near the compressor area where it will eventually evaporate.

    Let me know if you have any questions, problems, or concerns. Good Luck! :-)


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For most refrigerators and freezers:

If the fridge and freezer are not working because there's no power, first, you must check if the power cord is properly connected to the wall socket, or you have to make sure that the socket is working.

If there's a power on the unit, but fridge and freezer are not working, go to the back panel of the fridge and listen to it. If you hear a "hizzing" sound, then there could be a leak on one of the copper tubes, and it's out of refrigerant or freon.

If you're not hearing any hizzing sound, try to adjust the defrost thermostat. Or check if the condenser is working.

If you're not sure how to test it, it would be better to call a technician, and have him test the compressor. If there's a part or components that needs to be replace, the tech and estimate the cost, and estimation should be for free.

Thank you and good luck!

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