Question about Refrigerators
Unplug the box and let the freezer completely defrost (4 hours or so with the freezer door open - put towels at the bottom to collect condensate). If this is the problem, the freezer will work great for a day or two after defrosting, then get progressively warmer.
If, after you restart, the freezer freezes up again, it's probably a failed defrost timer. The defrost timer shuts the box down ever 12 -24 hours, turns on a heater coil to defrost the freezer coil, then restarts the compressor.
After the ice forms, the freezer can only reach 32 degrees. It should be at about Zero degrees when it's working right.
It's POSSIBLE that the problem is the defrost heater, but a defective defrost timer is far more likely.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
good then go ahead and ohm out the sensor and the relays to see if the resistance is close to the normat. 70 degrees is roughly 1000 ohms. relay you are lookling for continuity or open. then you can also ohm the fan motor too. let me know what you find;.that will determin whts bad and whats good
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
Compressor might be working but you may have lost some freon. Continued operation with low freon can lead to other problems. This may require a service call since recharging freon can only be done by a service professional.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
There are two components that are supposed to take care of this problem. One is a heater that defrosts the system (not really frost free) and the other is a timer that turns the heater on and off at predetermined intervals.
If the heater or timer fails, the system will frost up and block the path of cool air not allowing the freezer to cool down.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
You should be able to see the drain under the coil. Part 804 on this diagram. Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing
it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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