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My freezer has started to frost over. It started about 2 weeks ago and is getting worse. What is the cause for the automatic defroster to stop working.

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Stopped cooling.  Check the backl of the freezer to see if the Coils are Frosted completely.  The buzzing sound could be the frost touching the  Fan in the back of the freezer behind the cover. Sounds like your Defrost heater has gone south. 

1. unplug the Freezer, power down.. for safety

2. Clean all the food out of your Freezer,

3. Remove the shelves and Ice maker tray stuff.

4. REmove the panel in the back of your freezer

5. Is the Coil(Evaporator, Radiator)you see  frosted up? 

6. At the bottom of this coil. you should see a metal assembly that stretches accros the bottom of the coil with a wire connection on both ends. This is the Defrost heater.

Remove the heater and look to see if the heaterspring inside the glass tube is broken.  If so, get a new one from Ebay, or www.repairclinic.com.

 

In the mean time while your waiting on a part, Use a hair dryer to get rid of all the frost and put your freezer back topgether.  You sahoul get 2 or 3 weeks of service on your Freezer, before it happens again.

 

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If you are certain that the evaporator fan is running then your automatic defrost function has stopped working.
There are 3 things that cause it to stop working:
1. The defrost control
Item 801 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5206998&diagram_id=26604625#d26604625
2 The defrost heater
Item 826 above link
3. The thermo disc Item 621 above link.
4. The bi-metal thermostat (closed below 60 deg F)
Item 4 can be tested for continuity at temps below 60 deg F.
Item 2 and 3 can be tested at room temp for continuity.

Item 1 the main board controls the defrost cycle which turns the defrost heater on and off.

Primary suspects would be the defrost heater and thermo disc.
Shop areound for the heater if you find that is bad... the link I posted that heater seems VERY expensive to me. The heater PN: WR50X10042 I note prices in the range of $115.00 - $171.00

This PN defrost heater has a history of repeated failure.

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here is the link for the video,copy and paste it into your browser if it doesnt link automatically.....http://youtu.be/TnRKj7_BtNw

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These freezers do not have automatic defrosters. The target environment typically has limited power available. Automatic defrosters would easily double the power requirements.

You can also check the door seals on your fridge as well. If they are not sealing properly, they can also let in humid air which then causes moisture to collect on freezer plate.

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