Question about Refrigerators
Unplugging and letting it completely thaw out is not the answer to your problem in the long run. You have a problem in the defrost system. These problems are normally cause by the following; The defrost timing device has failed. If it is a timer it can normally be located near the temperature control area. It will have a hole in the plastic cover through which you can access the clutch head screw. Turn the screw Clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. that will put the system into the defrost mode. Wait about 25 minutes and the defrost of the freezer coil should happen. If the system does not restart and defrost happens, turn the timer again one audible click and the system will restart cooling. (Replace the timer). If the system restarts after the time period and defrost does not take place your problem is in the heater or defrost thermostat. Back wall must be removed inside the freezer to access these components.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
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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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