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Whirlpool roper frig, auto defrost doesn't work. I replaced the timer 3 times, the thermostat 1 time (not the setting). What else could it be?

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You check the heater or the defrost limiter ?

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Ice forming on back of freezer , refrigerator side not cooling GE modelgss22wgpe bb


You frig is not going through the defrost cycle. Locate the defrost timer and advance it to the defrost cycle.(one click). Empty the freezer and remove the rear panel. See if the defrost heater is starting to get hot. Located at the bottom of the evaporator. If getting hot, replace the timer. If not getting hot, unplug the frig and check the resistance across the defrost timer(should be a closed curcit when cold) and across the heater. If "0" resistance, replace heater.
When replacing the heater alwarys replace the defrost thermostat at the same time. Will save you work in the near future.

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I have a side by side that frosts up in the middle back ofthe freezer and the frig part gets warm. I have $200 in it and still no resolution. Bought new in June '04. I defrost for 24 hours, turn it on and...


If you can locate the defrost timer and advance it to the defrost cycle you should be able to see the defrost elements glow behind the rear panel in the freezer. Do this before the freezer gets too frosted up. If you can't see the glow then there is a problem with the defrost heaters or the defrost thermostat. Unplug the frig and remove all the racks in the freezer. Remove the screws holding the rear panel on. Locate the two heaters and check the resistance. IF open, replace heaters. IF ok check resistance of the defrost thermostat. IF open when cold, replace defrost thermostat.
If replacing heaters always replace defrost thermostat at the same time. It will save you doing so at a later date

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Oklahoma Freezer cold fridge warm fan gets Ice build up !


You should not have to manually defrost. Your auto defrost system is not working. Check the timer usuall in the frig compartment near the thermostat ( a small hole, use a screwdrive flat tip 1/4" to rotate the timer till it clicks starting the defrost cycle) check freezer in 10-15 min should be defrosted if not you will need to check the heater and thermostat located behind the rear or bottom panel of the freezer.

The defrost timer could be under the box in the front behind kick panel or in the rear by the compressor.

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My freezer is not cold


Three should be the coldest.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air
How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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Ge frig does not freeze on freezer side


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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I had the same problem with a top freezer. I found that the thermostat was bad by tapping on the it at the setting knob. The defrost timer was replaced first which did not help (repairman put in a timer for a Frigadair which will not work in a Roper). If one is used for a frigadair as soon as it cycles it will not work again until it is unplugged and allowed to reset. I replaced both the thermostat and the right defrost timer. It has worked great for over 2 months.

Hope this helps.

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my 7yr old roper refrigerator top freezer stopped cooling and freezing but the light was still on with no fans. I dropped the thermostat cover and jumped the thermostat wires,no help . then i removed the wiring harness from the defrost timer and jumped the #1and #4 .She kicked off. I then replaced the defrost timer and it is running fine now 

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