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Re: Freezer Working Refrigerator not... follow-up
Cleaning the frost off the back is only scratching the surface of the problem. The back wall of the freezer section must be removed to expose the real point of the problem. Behind the back wall there are two main items, the heaters and a defrost termination switch. To check the heaters unplug the connections at each end and read them with an Ohm meter. If no reading the circuit is open and the heater is bad. Some heaters are of the glass tube radiant type and some are of the cal rod type. Most modern refrigerator have gone to the radiant type of heaters. By simple observation you can sometimes see the point of break in the heater as a burnt spot. If the heaters are open they must be replaced.
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Hello. If you open the freezer door and look on the back wall do you see frost build up on the back wall?,if so yes thier is frost build up in the freezer heres what to check.
DEFROST HEATER ...remove back wall of freezer and you will see a black heater at the bottom of the coil thats frosted up,it looks similar to the bake element in your oven,or in some cases it is going to be a spiraled wires inside of a glass tube. To check it,use a multimeter set to the lowest ohms of resistiance setting and follow and find the wires at the top of that frosted coil,unplug/disconnect those wires and check for continuty with around 5-20 ohms of resistiance. If it has that amount of ohms the heater is good. If your meter display does not change or displays OL the defrost heater is broke and needs to be replaced
DEFROST TERMINATION THERMOSTAT... it's round and has 2 wires and clips to the top of that frosted up coil. IT MUST BE CHECKED WHEN COLD SO BEST TO DO WHEN FROST IS STILL BUILT UP. To check it disconnect the wires on it and check for ZERO ohms of resistiance. As with the heater if the meter display OL or doesnt change,it is the problem
DEFROST CONTROL...it is hard to check for a semi unskilled person and if the heater or defrost t-stat check good its going to be the problem. It will NOT be in the freezer it could be on back wall or inside the control panel in the refrigerator section.
What has happened is that the evaporator (the cooling coils inside the freezer) have frosted up due to all the moist air which entered the refrig with the door open. This frost has blocked the normal flow of air within the refrigerator/ freezer. Turn unit off, unload freezer, and leave freezer door open for several hours to allow built up frost to melt. Better yet, remove the panel at the back of the freezer and melt the frost off with a hair blower.
first check your damper door from the freezer to the refrigerator compartment make sure its in the proper position. Then turn off the refrigerator for a few hours until the heavy frost melts away. turn on the refrigerator check the refrigeration cycle, is it working properly, is it going into defrost are the defrost heaters working.
Leaving the door open allowed an unusual amount of moisture laden air to enter the refrigerator, resulting in excessive frost build up on the evaporator. That frost is blocking the cooling coils so air can no longer pass through them. You can fix this by unplugging the refrigerator for a day or so, allowing the frost to melt, or taking the back wall out from behind the freezer shelves and melting the frost off with a hair blower.
Check for frost build-up behind back wall in freezer. If there is a heavy frost build-up, it's not defrosting. This will restrict airflow to refigerator section and can stop fan. If fan is stuck again and it's not because of frost, replace evaporator fan motor.
your sure the defrost cycle works? sounds to me its not. you need to remove the freezer back and check the defrost components. or put it in the defrost cycle and see if it is working. to get that much frost as you describe the dor would have to be left open. also check all door seals. let me know what you find and we can go from there