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Freezer defrosts.When unplugged and emptied for several hours and then plugged in freezer cools to 10 degree range for approximately 24 hours and then defrosts again

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Freezer not working on Kitchenaid KFIS29BBBL00 Refrigerator Freezer


Is the compressor running non-stop - or is it satisfied at 45 degrees? If it has stopped - the thermostat could be junk. If it is running, the refrigerant coils in the freezer may be choked with frost. This means that the defrost circuit has a problem. One or possibly more of the defrost timer, defrost heater or defrost terminator has failed and will need to be replaced.

You can check by removing the food contents and unplugging it and allowing the freezer to defrost for 24 hours with all doors open. The freezer floor may get filled with water - so be prepared or lay several towels inside to absorb it. Plug it back in and set temperature to 34 - 35. If the temperature settles down to the temperature, the defrost is likely the problem.


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Tips of Repairing your Refrigerator


For prevent highrepair bill and the expense of replacing all your lost food. This article willprovide some useful tips that how to manually repair your refrigerator andfreezer yourself. Let's star with some basic information.

What you have to Do-

- Always maintain temperature range between 36 degrees Fahrenheit for the fridge, and between 0 to 5 degrees for the freezer.


- Keep clear and clean the coils with a vacuum or duster every 6 months to maintain efficiency and for reduce operating cost.



- During a power outage fridge will stay cold for about 7 to 8 hour and freezer can stay cold about 50 hour. Do not open door unnecessary.



- Daily defrost your manual defrost freezer and do not chip away the frost.



- Full filled fridge is more efficient than a half empty, but do not overfill.



- While moving and storage keep your refrigerator upright.



- After moving the refrigerator wait 24 hours before plugging it in.



- Keep at least 2 inches or air space behind your refrigerator and 6 inches above it.



What you have not to Do-
  • Overfill would not cool as well, so don't overfill your refrigerator.
  • Do not chip away the frost in manual defrost freezer.
  • Do not store your refrigerator unplugged for extended time. Some units or refrigerator require continuous use to ensure proper lubrication of compressor. If possible, plug in it once in a month and keep it run for a couple hours.
By using these tips you willkeep your refrigerator well.

on Dec 24, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Yesterday morning I noticed that the unit was buzzing. The refrigerator door had been left open and the temperature inside was 70 degrees. The freezer temperature was 20 degrees. This morning, 24 hours...


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You have condesation built up in your freezer whereby the evaporator fan or the vents are most likely blocked off.

Turn fridge off. Empty freezer and either put a pot of boiling water inside freezer or with the aid of a hair dryer try to defrost the freezer. If you are able to remove the back panel on the freezer that would be ideal as you can directly target the frost.
Good luck
Ash

Sep 06, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Kenmore Freezer 106.727581: The freezer ices up and the temp goes up to 34 degrees. If I manually defrost it, it goes to 5 below zero in about 6 hours. How can I determine which of the below need to be...


The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited. Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system: The defrost timer The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch) The defrost heater. To determine if the defrost heater is burned out, watch this part testing video

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Freezer seems to be working properly, but fridge cant keep temp


Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets. The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited. Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system: The defrost timer The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch) The defrost heater If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem

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Refrigerator is not cold (50);freezer is working; vents not blocked. What can I do? Fan is working, & compressor does kick on.


Nine out of ten times it turns out to be a defrost issue. What most people dont understand is the refrigerator gets its cool air from the freezer. If the evaporator coil in the freezer becomes a block of ice then the airflow from freezer to fridge section is blocked. The block of ice along with already frozen foods in the freezer compartment help to keep those foods frozen. Therefore you assume the freezer section is fine. However, the lack of cool airflow to the fridge side quickly turns that 38 degree air into 50 degree air. You could try unplugging the fridge and leaving doors open for 24 hours, this will thatw the evap coil. Plug it back in after the 24 hours, and within 12-24 hrs everything should be cool. If the fridge continutes to cool for about 3-6 days and then fails again, you certainly have a defrost problem. This is long winded, but hope it helps

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Kenmore 71182100 refrigerator will not cool after clearing drain


Hey Donna! It normally takes 24 hours for your system to go back into it's "normal" mode after it's been off. I would wait until tomorrow and see if it's cooling down properly before you worry. You may call me if you like after you wait the 24 hour period. Hope this helps you! Ella

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if you hauled on its side then it is very possible you have oil in evaporator. replace all sealed system parts. compressor, drier and evaporator.

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Try finding the defrost timer and slowly click by click turn it just until the compressor stops. let it finish the defrost cycle. Let it run for about 3 hours then do it again. Sometimes if the frost builds up too much the defrost system can't handle it. If you can't find the timer, take out the food, unplug it and leave the doors open for at least 24 hours. Then plug it back in. It can take up to 10 hours to cool down completely. Use a thermometer. you should be around 38 degrees in the fridge and between 0 and 10 degrees in the freezer.

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It sounds like your defrost cycle has stopped working. unplug your fridge for 24 hours and let it defrost. plug it back after 24 hour and if it starts to cool in the fridge part at about 40 degrees F. you will have to replace one of three parts the Defrost Timer, Defrost Themo or Defrost Element. I hope this helps you.

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