Question about Refrigerators
I don't think your freezer is defrosting per say it is shutting down and everything is starting to thaw out which is why the ise that naturally builds up in your freezer door is melting and leaking. If you unplug your fridge and wait 60 seconds and plug it back in it will give you any error codes that are in the unit. You should have 4 8's on your freezer door 2 for the fridge section and 2 for the freezer. Depending on what dash of what 8 is lit up is the error for a variety of parts.
If you don't have any errors that show up check to see that your door switch is functioning correctly. Shut the freezer door and peel the gasket back so you can see if the light shuts off with the door closed.
Posted on Nov 03, 2007
Depends a bit on whether the compressor really is running, or if it's just humming because it's got power on the run coil, but not on the start coil.
Have a careful listen to the compressor. If it's making the trilling or gurgling sounds that go with a working compressor, then your problem is probably one of lost gas. Fixing this is not a do-it-yourself job.
If the compressor sounds like it's stalled, the problem may lie with the starter. Replacements are usually cheap enough for it to be worth fitting a new one just to see if it works.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
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If there is no cooling at all on the fridge section but the freezer works then it is confirmed that the compressor and gas pressure is OK. Now shut off the fridge and leave it powered off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost. If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if ice forms in the freezer then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked. Frost formation without defrosting could block the air flow and so shut the air passage to the fridge. Also the blower fan must work and if this is not working then the fan can be faulty. Also a fault on the control unit is a suspect to non functioning of any one of these components.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
So try this test using a multi-meter on the defrost timer and the thermostat and make your observations so that we come to the solution.
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