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Re: Freezer thaws out occationally
The compressor relay is kicking off and on check to see that the fan motor is running at the compressor if so equipted, it should be running , if it is then check the coil for lint buildup remove any that you can, if it still kicks the relay off replace the relay
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Odds are your temperature is too cold in your freezer. If when you moved you just plugged in your freezer without adjusting your temperate for your new location you accidentally froze whatever water was coming into your freezer.
First you will need a cooler for whatever you have in your freezer, unless you have wonderful neighbors who will let you keep your food in their freezer for couple of days.
Take note to see what your freezer thermostat is set to. Turn off your freezer. Take out all the food. Keep the door open. This would be a great time to clean your freezer. Let the freezer thaw out for at least one day. Check the line to make sure there is no ice. Once everything has melted turn your freezer back on. Turn your freezer back on but this time set the thermostat to three or maybe 4 levels below what you had it set to before.
Finding Freezing level: Fill an ice cube tray or small plastic cup with water. Put it in your freezer and come back in about three hours to see if has begun to freeze. If it has not begun to ice raise your thermostat to make you freezer colder by half or 1 level. Leave the ice tray or cup of water that you originally placed in the freezer but add another one. Come back in three hours to see if the water has frozen or has begun to freeze.
You want to leave the original water because you need to make sure the new water does not freeze solid as fast as the original water. If it does your freezer is too cold again.
Repeat "Finding Freezing level" until the water begins to freeze but does not freeze solid. Once your ice begins to free you can put your food back into the freezer. Wait a couple of hours more to see how much more your cubes freeze. If they are hollow or still watery in the center you should go up another half level and check on it the next day.
Once your cubes freeze solid you should be all set. If you don't get at least one tray of ice per day from your freezer you could go up another half level so your ice freezes faster.
Be careful about making your freezer colder because you might end up with the same problem you started with depending on how sesitive you thermostat is.
The freezer is not staying cold enough...ice cream takes colder temps...
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
The defrost cycle is melting ice that will not go down the drain tube in the rear of the freezer. This can be a clogged tube due to debris, organic growths or ice blocking flow. What doesn't end up dripping into the fridge ends up freezing in the freezer compartment. Make sure the fridge is level or tilted back slightly.
Unplug the fridge from power. Remove the contents of the freezer and remove the ice maker, back wall plate and floor plate in the freezer section. Remove ice build up on the floor and tray in the freezer by thawing and soaking up water. Flush hot water (use a turkey baster to get at it) at the opening of the drain hose that is connected to the tray to thaw any ice.. once flowing to the evapraor tray under the fridge, mix up 1/2 oz of bleach and 4 oz of water and pour down the tube to kill any bacteria.
Reassemble and restock the freezer. Monitor the temperature of the fresh food (34 deg) and freezer (0 deg) compartments. If you notice the temperatures start to climb, there may be a problem with the defrost timer, terminator, etc. and may require a pro's help.
the fan in the freezer is not working to blow the cold air in the freezer you need a new fan you need a repair man it will cost you $300 good luck i have the same problem don't buy samsung they are useless that why home depot don't sale samsung
You will need to remove the bottom freezer crisper and check the defrost drain , to see if it is iced over . If so , then use a hairdryer to melt the ice ( hot water also helps ) . When you see the drain , ( could be obvious obstruction from plastic ) , use a small hose inserted into the hole , to blow thru , to remove any unseen debris blockage . You may have to remove the rear inside freezer panel to access this drain , depending on your model number .
So make sure the drainhole is open. When it happened to mine this was the problem.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A DEFROST ISSUE. THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO TEST TO CONFIRM WHICH PARTS ARE BAD, BUT YOU CAN GET YOURSELF GOING AGAIN TEMPORARILY BY REMOVING THE BACK PANEL FROM THE FREEZER, THERE YOU WILL FIND THE EVAPORATOR AND IF IT IS ICED UP YOU CAN THAW IT OUT BY USING HOT WATER OR LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN UNTIL THE ICE MELTS. MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG UNIT BEFORE DOING ANYTHING. AFTER ALL ICE IS MELTED COVER BACK UP AND THAT WILL GET YOU COLD AGAIN FOR A FEW DAYS MAYBE WEEKS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE COMPONENT TESTING.
hi thanks for the question is this a new fridge . if it is the fridge does shut down to enable the freezer to thaw. if it did not do that do that the freezer would ice up . not cooling the fridge part thanks for the question
sounds like a similar problem I have, but with a top loaded freezer/refrigerator. I took the back panel of the freezer out (carefully so as not to break anything). I discovered ice covering everything; coil, defrost heater, and perhaps a defrost timer (I didn't see one). I suspect (according to what I've been able to find on the internet without having to pay for a response) that the defrost heating element and/or defrost timer are defective. I only use this 4 yr old refrigerator seasonally, so I don't mind having to manually defrost the freezer. I will try to get parts in the states when I return in the fall. This doesn't tell you how to repair the problem in entirety; but it may give you a hint and possible temporary solution. Oh, I used a hair dryer to melt all the ice covering the above noted freezer parts. My refrigerator is working just fine; however, I'm sure that it'll build up with ice once again. I'm leaving in 6 weeks, so I don't care so long as I know that I can remedy the problem for now. The article I read recommended using a volt meter tester; that I'm not familiar, it may very well allow me to determine which part is defective. The heater coil is about $25, I didn't check on the timer. Try this site: http://www.applianceaid.com/defrost_cycle.html . Good luck. Tom
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.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
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