Question about Electrolux Refrigerators
Your refrigerator does not have a conventional defrost timer. it has an adaptive defrost control board. it looks like a white plastic box with a wire harness plugged into it. it may be inside the refrigerator with the control knobs.
the problem could also be caused by the defrost heater or thermostat, both in the freezer behind the block of ice.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
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Jun 30, 2016 | Refrigerators
Thank you for your post, friend!
Please help me understand the question you are asking. Is the defrost timer not working? Is the fridge still not cooling? Or is the ice forming too often? With further information I look forward to assisting you. -Matt
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If there is noise of the fan rubbing with the frost build up on the freezer then it is confirmed that the defrost timer is faulty. Now shut off the fridge and leave it powered off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost.
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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