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Hotpoint soultion If my fridge is stuck in defrost, how to unstuck? If it is my compressor is there a reset? If the the refrigerant has leaked out will the compressor still work?

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If defrost timer is clockworks type, manually force timer into run mode using flat blade screwdriver. If forcing works, replace defrost timer ($25.00 approx).

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My whirlpool refrigerator freezer section around the blower fan is frosting up I changed the defrost heater and it still the same model number wrf560seym00. What next to try.

You may have an air leak around the door seal or the ice chute door is stuck slightly open causing compressor to run all the time as moisture from outside fridge to collect on fan shroud and evaporator. Are you defrosting normally or temperature rising inside fridge?

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Temperature inside refrigerator side isn't very cold

water on floor usually is due to moister condensation? due to bad door seals, or clogged evaporator drain plug in fridge. may also want to check ut defrost timer to make sure its not stuck in defrost mode? do u hear the compressor and or fan operating? Lastly check ur air flow control ( knob and air vent) to see if its not to far closed thus not allowing air from freezer into fridge?

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Ice forming in the top freezer, leaks in the bottom refrigerator section

Sounds like the defrost circuit of your fridge has failed. If you remove the back panel of the freezer compartment, you will see the evap coil encased with ice. Normally the defrost circuit will turn off the compressor and turn on a heater to warm the coil to about 45 degrees to melt any frost build up. After about 40 minutes the compressor will kick back in to keep your fridge cool again.

The typical failures are that the defrost heater burns out. If you have an older fridge, the defrost timer fails to advance, causing the fridge to stay in cooling or defrost mode.

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State the causes of compressor not working properly

1) weak or worn out starter relay module.

2) compressor too small fridge *(common on energy star units) leading to early failure/wear out.

3) compressor working again defrost unit stuck on defrost.

Modules can be replaced and offer a temp fix....but most of the time its a sign the compressor is ailing and will fail outright.

If you have a diagram of the fridge you can unplug the defrost unit and see it things improve.

Mar 27, 2011 | Dometic RM2652 Refrigerator

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Fridge stops working and warms up for half a day then will cool back off and start working for a day or a few days. When it warms up everything in the freezer defrosts but will then refreeze a day later...

Check your defrost thermostat in your freezer access panel. Your defrost timer could be faulty, Your defrost timers ussually run for 12 hours and defrost runs for 30 minutes. That being said that is why I believe your timer is getting stuck on run and then eventually it finally gets unstuck and goes into defrost. Eventually it will get stuck in one place or another.

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Good evening, My Maytag refrig/frez s/s model #MSD2756DE is very warm inside. This started after a thunder storm. It's making a clicking sound every 2-3 minutes. It sounds like a compressor wants to start...

Sorry to tell you this, but your compressor is stuck, your chance of getting the compressor unstuck is about 1%. Companies warranty their compressors for 5 years on the average. If the fridge is older than that, it doesn't pay to have someone replace it, it would be time for a new fridge.

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Freezer and fridge not cold

Sounds like you have a stuck compressor. The buzz is the compressor trying to run but cannot.
A refrigeration mechanic with an hermetic compressor tester can reverse operate the compressor to get it unstuck

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Cooling side of fridge not cooling


if the compressor is running your ref. should be getting cold. Their is a defrost timer but when it is in defrost the compressor shuts off. I think you do have a leak.


May 28, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Fridge is defrosting

please take a look at the compressor if it is running.

if the evaporator fan is running, the compressor should be running as well to cool the fridge.

if the compressor is running, then you have a problem with refrigerant. there could be a leak in the system.
have a qualified technician check your unit for further repair.

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Fridge leaking oil on the bottom right side

OK, usually if you see an oily substance that you are sure is not from the fridge contents it's oil from the sealed system. When a leak in the sealed system happens the refrigerant gas leaks out and the lubricating oil also leaks out. I'm afraid you may be in this situation. As the refrigerant leaks out the cooling efficientcy drops off quickly and eventually there is no cooling at all. You would have to use a refrigerant leak detector "sniffer" to locate the leak and then have a certified company repair the unit. Sadly, the cost to do a compressor replacement and leak repair is 2/3's or more the cost of a new fridge...

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