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Normally the timer is located in the area where the controls are for the refrigerator & freezer temperatures. What I referred to as a dial is like a clutch head screw which can only be turned Clockwise.
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the closest model i could find was ED5FTGXKQ02 instead of ED5FTGHKQ02,could you check that and also what's not cooling both sides or just the fridge section,all it does is the evap coil gets cold in the freezer and the evap fan blows cold air from the freezer over to the fridge section,couple of the ings to check is open the freezer door,you should hear the fan blowing,if not you have a bad evap fan motor,if it is blowing from the bottom up remove the second bin or draw full of food and touch the back inside wall of freezer,if there's frost or like ice on the back panel you have a defrost problem,if everything is melting in both sides the compressor isn't running,could be a bad timer located in the fresh food section up front where the controls are or a bad start device located on the side of compressor,you might hear a clicking sound every couple of minutes.let me know what you find and check the model number,open the fridge door,look up on the right side wall near the ceiling or down near the bottom hinge on the door.thanks
DEFROST PROBLEM The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.
If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.
If the defrost thermostat is bad, it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm. You can also bypass(disconnect the two wires plugged into it and twist them together) the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.
The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.
If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. 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 because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.
If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others. You can post your model number into one of several appliance parts sites on the internet and search for defrost components to find your parts.
Check the door seals on fridge and freezer to make sure there are NO leaks. Try manually adjusting air flap that controls air from freezer to fridge, the flap may be frozen or the actuator that controls the flap may be faulty.
you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow. You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model
it sounds like the timer is going bad.... there is a timer that runs the fridge for 6 hrs. and defrosts for 20 mins. if the contacts are pitted ,it will run for shorted periods ..... this timer can be located anywhere from behind the unit where the compressor is to inside the regrigerator compartment ...
OK that number is good, Frigidaire model GLRT13TEB3 Sometimes the freezer section appears to be cold enough but you may need to check it if we don't find the problem soon. If your freezer is not defrosting properly it will restrict air flow to the fresh food section and that make us think that's the only problem. Your refrigerator has a defrost timer located inside the fresh food section behind the thermostat control cover. Unplug the refrigerator and open back of the freezer compartment to expose the evaporator coil. If covered with ice or frost this will be considered to be something wrong with defrost circuit. First we check timer, then element and then the defrost thermistat. Let me know what you find after you expose the evaoprator. Thanks, Sea Breeze
The reason it is not defrosting is one of three things. First and most likely is that the Defrost Thermestat (aka BiMetal) is open and needs to be replaced, secondly it could be that the defrost timer is bad and lastly the heater can be bad. The bimetal and heater are found behind the back panel in the freezer section. The time is usually located near the controls in the fridge section. I would need you entire model number to tell you exactly where it is. To replace the either part is fairly straight forward. With the full model number I can walk you through the easiest way to test each part.