Question about Refrigerators
There is no blower.
There is actually a fan in the inner back panel of the freezer. First the
freezer section gets cold. Then when the freezer section gets cold and reaches
to the end of its cooling limit. Now the actual procedure starts, this
procedure is called defrosting. Because the freezer is cold so the ice is got
collected in the inner coils of freezer, now to melt this ice from the coils
the defrost cycle takes place. When the defrost cycle takes place, at that time
the coils gets heated up and the ice melts. The ice starts melting and
water starts passing from the drain line and
this melting water gets collected in the compressor pan. Now in the
freezer there is a fan, in the inner section. This fan keeps the heating coil
bit cool and blows the cold air from the freezer section to the refrigerator section.
So the cool air passing from freezer to refrigerator. This air circulates and
the refrigerator gets cold. As per the unit this defrosts cycle takes place
twice or thrice in a day. It’s an auto defrost procedure. And when ever the
defrost cycle takes place the cold air from freezer enters the refrigerators.
This air enters from the dampener in between the freezer and
refrigerator section. If this dampener is got clogged then air will
not enter and the freezer will be cold but the refrigerator will not get cold.
But if in your unit the dampener is checked and its cleaned. Then the other
possibility to check is the fan in the freezer, if this freezer fan is not
running then the cold air from freezer to refrigerator will not get blow to
pass through dampener and also the coils in the freezer compartment will get hot.
But if the fan is checked ok, but if you see too much frost build up on the
coils and the frost build up is causing the fan not to run or run very slow
then this frost is the problem. Take a hair dryer and apply it on the frost,
but take care you do this with unit unplugged from power outlet. Now when all
the ice /frost got melted from hair dryer then reconnect all the parts and
reconnect the power to the electric out and then check. If still the same
problem is seen, then the possibility is the drain line, from where the ice
melted water passes from coils to compressor pan. There is a drain line at the
back of the unit. That drain line is internally clogged.
So why this drain line clogged, this drain line gets clogged because the ice cubes get blocked in this drain line. Why this ice cubes blocked in drain line, because the auto defrost system which has to take place in the unit, is not taking place, or if its taking place, then its not taking place, when required. So you try manual defrost procedure first, the evaporator coils never go bad or faulty mostly it only stops working if the over load of ice frost gets collected in between the coil and the evaporator fan due to things the coil actually does not get required hot and this makes freezer bit more cold and refrigerator very low cooling or may be hot. also the other air ventilations gets blocked due to evaporator coils stop working .to resolve this issue the only best option is to empty the fridge/freezer unit and unplug the unit from main power out let keep the door open of the unit and leave it for 24 hours this melts all the collected ice in the coil as well as in the air ventilation area. After that clean the inner area of unit with a dry cloth and then plug in the connection and turn the unit ON keeping the temperature at normal settings. then check out after two hours if the unit works proper the evaporator coil was the fault and that got cleared from the unit by defrosting .but if the problem is same as before after two hours when you check then the defrost system is faulty. The defrost timer, the defrost heater/thermostat needs to be checked and replaced. Now i will explain what is defrost timer .the defrost timer is the part which controls the cooling and defrosting in refrigerator .it actually spins as the coldness in the unit. After the temperature reaches to certain coolness it spins back wards and defrosts .if the defrost timer is faulty it will not spin properly and all cooling and defrosting system of the unit will get misaligned. if the timer gets faulty the cooling will reach till over frost and then the fan the coils in the unit will get blocked due to ice built-up and over current will be exerted by the unit to melt that ice. And in this melting ice procedure without defrost timer the unit stops completely .it can effect any section lower or upper or may be both. so the defrost timer at present needs replacement. It’s like a mini plastic box. Color is mostly black or white or creemish.
The cost of timer is near to $40.you can get it from
www.repairclinic.com .In some models there is automatic defrost board instead of defrost timer. The function is same for board the parts. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation
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