Question about Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I have a GE Icebox and the freezer is running none stop and causing it to freeze and the icebox is not getting cold. I have turned it off and let it thaw but it didnt fix the problem. Top portion of frig not getting cold, bottom not gertting cold and ice is building up on coils at back of bottom freezer, Can see ice through vent at back of bottom freezer. Thawing out helps but ice eventually comes back.
Sounds like a similar problem I have, but with a top loaded freezer/refrigerator. I took the back panel of the freezer out (carefully so as not to break anything). I discovered ice covering everything; coil, defrost heater, and perhaps a defrost timer (I didn't see one). I suspect (according to what I've been able to find on the internet without having to pay for a response) that the defrost heating element and/or defrost timer are defective. I only use this 4 yr old refrigerator seasonally, so I don't mind having to manually defrost the freezer. I will try to get parts in the states when I return in the fall. This doesn't tell you how to repair the problem in entirety; but it may give you a hint and possible temporary solution. Oh, I used a hair dryer to melt all the ice covering the above noted freezer parts. My refrigerator is working just fine; however, I'm sure that it'll build up with ice once again. I'm leaving in 6 weeks, so I don't care so long as I know that I can remedy the problem for now. The article I read recommended using a volt meter tester; that I'm not familiar, it may very well allow me to determine which part is defective. The heater coil is about $25, I didn't check on the timer. Try this site: http://www.applianceaid.com/defrost_cycle.html . Good luck. Tom
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
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