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Coil has ice up all the way what can i do as in fixing the problem?some step would be nice?

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Behind the vented kick panel on the front of the refrigerator is a defrost timer, when the refrigerator is running manually turn the timer until you hear a click which should indicate it has gone into defrost. let it defrost and then make sure the timer is turning, if not replace the timer.

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We have a several Scotsman ice machines but on one the evaporator is a block of ice. What can cause this to keep happening?

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The Refrigerator's Freezer is not working but the fridge is, what is wrong?

You probably have one compressor that cools the freezer section and the refrigerator section. Usually the freezer gets cooled directly with the cooling coils. A fan blows cool air to the refrigerator section. The air flow to the refrigerator may be modulated with some time of "air door". What you have written says to me, is that the fans and air doors are working but there is enough cold for the refrigerator but not enough for the freezer.

Here is what I would do:
  1. Put a thermometer in the refrigerator and in the freezer.
  2. Be sure the coils underneath or behind the refrigerator are clean. If they are very dirty, clean them.
  3. Keep the doors shut for at least 12 hours and then read the thermometers and write down the temperatures.
  4. Freezer temperature
    1. If the freezer has started freezing again, you fixed it by cleaning the coils
    2. .If the freezer temperature is between 0 deg F and 32 deg F, consider putting the food in a cooler and packing in some dry ice to try and save it.
    3. If the freezer is warmer than 32 deg f, throw away the food.
    4. Doctors and hospitals are pretty expensive. I would throw away the food no matter what the thermometer read.
  5. Look inside the freezer at the cooling coils. See if they are ice coated or not.
    1. If the freezer is above 0 deg F, and the coils are ice covered, the defrost control is not working. Unplug the refrigerator for 12 hours and let the ice melt. (Keep the doors shut.) Then, plug in the refrigerator for 12 hours and check the temperature like in step 3.
    2. If the freezer is above 0 deg F, and the coils are NOT ice covered, the compressor is not working.
  6. Call the service technician. When she comes out show her the temperatures and tell her what you found out about the ice on the coils.
Good luck

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Solenoid valve or coil failure. Harvests using hot gas from the compressor through a valve. Coil most likely at fault.

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Freezer still freezes fine but fridge doesn't seem to stay cold .how can i fix it

the condeser coils are not defrosting, there is a electronic control unit on the top side of the fridge side, go to repair clinic. com, it gives you step by step instructions. real easy fix, good luck

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Duo-therm heat pump model # 630035-331 Unit compressor comes on but fan does not

Can you give us some more helpful information-- so we can help diagnose the problem:
Like-- what is the outside temperature?--

Have you been able to get heat out of your heat pump before, at this low of an outside temperature?

And which fan are you talking about-- the inside fan, or the outside fan?

Is the inside coil getting nice and warm-- or just barely warm?
and is there frost on the outside coil-- Can you defrost it, but shutting the unit off until the ice is cleared?

Let us know, and we'll better be able to help you to the next step.

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Take a 4 inch piece of 14 gauge insulated wire and strip 1 inch of insulation off each end. Bend the wire into a U shape.Remove the plastic cover from the front of the icemaker. Insert the bare ends into the terminals marked T and H on the face of the icemaker. The wheel should move and dispense the ice into the bucket. If it does not move and drop the ice replace the icemaker.

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Refrigigerator ice maker is not working.

Pour about 2/3 cup of water into icemaker . If it freezes and dumps the cubes , replace the water valve ( the piece the wall waterline connects to on the fridge .). Also check the fill tube inside that fills the icemaker , to see if it is frozen solid . If so , then the water valve seeps and needs replaced . If the water freezes and does not dump , replace the icemaker . Check the coils below refrig , to make sure they are clean of dust , lint , pet hair , etc . An icemaker has to be 5 degrees to operate , and if the coils are not clean , that could bring the temp up to 6 or even higher .

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Sub zero particles in ice from ice maker

This issue occurs if your Ice Maker is not clean or have dust particals inside, follow the below steps in order to clean it properly:

Step 1 Lift the power bar located above the ice maker storage tray.
  • Step 2 Unplug the refrigerator.
  • Step 3 Allow the refrigerator and freezer to defrost. This will melt any large blocks of ice that have accumulated in the ice maker.
    Clean the Ice Machine
  • Step 1 Remove the ice machine storage tray.
  • Step 2 Dump any water in the ice machine storage tray.
  • Step 3 Wash the ice machine storage tray using warm, soapy water. Rinse and allow to dry completely.
  • Step 4 Sanitize the lines of the ice maker. Consult your manufacturer's directions for steps to do this, because it's not available on all models.
    Reassemble the Ice Maker
  • Step 1 Replace the ice machine storage tray.
  • Step 2 Plug the refrigerator into the outlet to restore power.
  • Step 3 Lower the internal power bar located just above the ice machine storage tray. This allows the ice machine to make new ice.
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    Icemaker wont make ice.

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    If the temp inside the ice box is 25f or less in the freezer the mold thermostat fires up the ice maker and it goes into harvest. At the end of the cycle it powers the water valve for 7 seconds. Either your water valve is bad or your ice maker. Keep in mind ice freezes at 32f but ice makers don't harvest till 25 f. If the coils beneath the box are a tiny bit dirty this could kill the efficientcy of the box.So make sure the coils are nice and clean. That in itself could make the ice production start again. reamore at the above link.

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