Question about Refrigerators
Have (2) of them - both not working. These are combo undercounter refrigerators with ice makers; currently no cold, no ice. Never quite right, mostly would have ice buildup (they were supposed to be frost free). Would defrost manually, then would make ice for a bit, then warm up and melted. Had a technician look at them two days ago, but not happy with his answer - he says one is "blocked"/Frozen and can't be fixed. The other has defrost fan & heater that may be not working right. Hoping there is someone out there that has some experience with these and can better guide me to know whether to get rid of them (they were supposed to be top of the line) or whether fixing is an option.
It has a defrost problem. Most likely cause would be the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator behind the back panel in the freezer. Next most common would be the defrost timer. Third would be the defrost heater. Let me know if you want to try to test these parts. If so I will need the entire model # from the sticker in the fridge or on older models on a plate at the bottom front below the door.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
You just answered your question. If no fan is running then the compressor will overheat and the compressor goes off on overload. Do you have the evaporator fan running? If yes then replace the condensor fan. Both fans will run at the same time. If the evap fan is not running then the unit must be in defrost. Since its a hotgas defrost the compressor will run.
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Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Since your refrig is cooling , I would replace the # 4 AND # 5 thermistors . The # 4 thermistor , tells the main control board , the temp of the coils , if they need defrosted , when they are thru defrosting . This thermistor is the 1 " long , torpedo looking piece , clipped on the top left of the coils , with 2 white wires going to it . Part number WR55X10025 . It would be advisable to also replace the # 5 thermistor , located at the bottom of the freezer , slightly in front of the drain , also with 2 white wires going to it , slid into a housing . This thermistor , is the freezer thermistor , which tells the control board , the freezer temp , when to cycle off , associated with the fan speed also .
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
SOURCE: Frost and Ice Buildup
If everything is cooling fine and the frost is not on the back wall but just the floor at the bottom then your defrost drain is stopped up. Remove the bottom basket and clean up the ice on the floor of the freezer. Look on the back wall and you will see some more ice up a littler higher at the back. This is where the drain is. Clean all the ice out from this area too using hot water or a hair dryer. Once you find the drain hole make sure you get all this ice out of it as well. You can take a screw driver once you have melted the ice and gently push it through the drain hole. Once the hole is cleared you should be able to pour hot water freely through the hole. (It is best to turn the refrigerator off while you do this)
Posted on Jul 01, 2010
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