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Crosley refrigerator model CTH182gw-01

The freezer is working but not the defrost. I can't locate the defrost timer to see if that is the problem. Help!

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SOURCE: Crosley Refrigerator Nent196H BM7A81A

Hi,

If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

First, answer these questions:

  • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”


  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.


Next, see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor


  • The Thermostat


  • The overload, relay, or capacitor


  • The defrost timer


  • The condenser fan motor


  • Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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    SOURCE: Need replacement freezer door for model Crosley WCK05W

    The Crosley WCK05W "Compact Kitchen" is manufactured by the WC Wood Company of Canada. The Wood model number is K05W (http://www.wcwood.com/cgi-bin/ListModel.pl?loc=usa&prod=kitchen&model=K05W). Unfortunately, Wood no longer makes the unit and the replacement doors have been sold out and is no longer available.

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    SOURCE: refrigerator wont stay cold.Freezer works fine,no frost buildup

    i replace the evaporator fan, this fan problem is hard to diagnose because the fan will spin but not fast enough to circulate the chilled air thru the freezer and the refrigerator. The minimum cost to repair/replace is around $300.00

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    SOURCE: Crosley model CRTE171AW1. Water drips from above

    the most commom problem is that the drain hole is covered with frozen water or the drain tube is plugged.

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