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I have to use a blow dryer about every three weeks to deforst my freezer

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The defrost circuit has failed. It made of the defrost heater, thermostat and timer or module. Typical failures are the heaters burn out, or if you have an older refrig, the defrost timer sometimes fails to run.

I don't know the make and model of your refrigerator, but the next time you need to defrost you fridge, unplug it, take an ohm meter and measure the resistance of the heater and thermostat while it is still cold. It should read less than 30 ohms. If it is higher then you need a new heater.

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I have installed a new deforst element a few weeks ago and everything seem to work better. This is a side by side refrigerator GE profile Model#PSS25NCNA WW , now in the past week things have gotten worst,...


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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
But is probably a common defrost problem The ice build up
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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I have a Whirlpool Gold freezer top refridgerator. Over the last couple of weeks the freezer has built up an awful lot of frost. There is nothing in the troubleshooting part of the manual that addresses...


Most likely a deforst issue, having to do with either the Defrost thermostat or the Defrost timer, given that this unit is not the newer style with the control board instead of the timer. Anymore questions feel free to ask.

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The freezer side is good but the refrigerator is not cold. What's wrong?


may have frosted up check the deforst element or deforst timer

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How do i deforst it


Empty then unplug for 24 hours or so.
To speed it p a tad - you could use a hair dryer directly on the evaporator coul.

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Either your fan has stopped working, or it is not defrosting. Take the back panel of the freezer off and see if the evaporator coil is iced over, if it is replace the deforst heater, and the deforst thermostat. If the compressor is running the fan if the freezer should be running. Also make sure both your fridge and freezer controls are centered. Putting the freezer on the coldest setting acutally shuts off airflow to the fridge.

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Kenmore freezer deforsted suddenly. Comes on


compressor relay is probably going out...also check the plug in to the wall. A intermittant contact is a matter of following the source to the compressor. start at the plug and through the temp sensor/ t-stat defrost control and down to the compressor. but ususlly the compressor relay is the culprit.

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I have a GE TOP Freezer Model # TBX21JABLRBB


Turn off the fridge. Remove the rear freezer panel inside the freezer. Take a hair dryer and thaw the ice in the drain trough at the rear of the freezer. After it is clear, pour a 1/4 cup of bleach into the drain hole. Adjust the front leveling legs on the fridge to make the fridge tilt slightly to the rear.

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