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Whirlpool arc7612 fridge freezer, freezer keeps icing up frost free not working.

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  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    I also have the same problkems with this fridge freezer
    It seems to be something to do with ice building up in the pipes at the back of the freezer. If you turn it off for 24 hours and restart it usually works but it is happeniong quite freqently now!
    Wish I had never bought it as support from Whirpool is pathetic


  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Fridge completely packed in now after noisy fan type sounds occurring intermittently for 4 days.

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SOURCE: whirlpool ARC7470AL FRIDGE FREEZER

you have one of three problems and only one problem
the defrost timer is bad
the defrost heater is bad
the defrost thermastat is bad
only one of the above is the problem but no way to know without checking each part with and ohm meter

Posted on May 07, 2008

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You have to replace the door seal. The seal may be a mundane technology and it isn't the only technology making a refrigerator frost-free, but it is the most important one. Warm moist air enters through the gap in the door seal, condenses on cold surfaces and freezes. The frost interferes with airflow and prevents the system from keeping the fridge cold. Turning it off for a day allowed the frost to melt.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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SOURCE: why does my bosch frost free fridge freezer keep icing up

look for a leak in the door seal, sounds to me like there is air getting in.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge Icing up on N1B Candy frost free fridge freezer

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http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.


Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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SOURCE: SERVIS MO262S FROST FREE FRIDGE/FREEZER, FRIDGE NOT WORKING

servis frostfree fridge freezer not working after 2weeks holiday returned it had completely defrosted fridge & freezer power supply still connected. warning light on. done all the trouble shooting in the srvice manual still want go cold or freeze. light on in the fridge, no water in the rear tray & cleaned the overflow pipe??. Model No M0330-ALU 5yrs old. think it has 2 seperate thermostats, surely they wont both have gone at the same time???????

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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