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Freezer ices up- refrig and freezer starts to fail

The freezer compressor does not shut off. The freezer starts to ice up. The refrig then does not get any cold air- nor does the freezer. If you manually defrost the freezer with a heat gun. It works fine for a couple of weeks.

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  • swapan651 Jul 10, 2008

    Sir,

    -20 Deg C freezer problem: Ice forming on the Evoporator. Auto defrost not happening. Temperature reaching upto -5 deg C. We need atleast -16 Deg C. Please give us the solution at the earliest. My Mail id: swapan@maavk.in



    Swapan Majumdar

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You have a defrost problem.
the things to check are the defrost heater and thermal fuse in series with it. if these are ok, you probably have a problem with the main module

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