Question about Refrigerators

2 Answers

Our Hoover fridge freezer seems to run alot of the time and is very noisy - it is supposedly frost free but there is some ice on the back wall of the fridge .

Posted by on

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 382 Answers

Hello,
There is a damper between the Freezer section and the Refrigerator sections. If the damper is open to much the refrigerator will freeze up and it will freeze food. Find this damper and close to about 1/2 way.


The Thermostat is seperate make sure this is set around the middle setting... If the thermostat is bad it can cause the refrigerator to freeze too... Turn the dial down and listen for the compressor to click off, then wait a few minuites turn it up and see if the compressor come back on. If you turn the Thermostat all the way down it will shut off with the switch, so just turn it down slowly and see if it is working..!!..Thank you..

Regards!!...

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Refrigerators Master
  • 19,396 Answers

Defrost the fridge ovr 24 hours first

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 04, 2008

    from Repaiclinic:
    "




    It's noisy

    Noise can come from these areas:

    The inside of the freezer
    The outside back of the refrigerator
    The bottom of the refrigerator



    The inside of the freezer

    Self-defrosting
    refrigerators use a circulating fan to move the air through the freezer
    and refrigerator compartments. This fan runs whenever the unit is
    cooling. The fan is located in the freezer, as follows:



    • If the freezer is on top, the fan is on the back wall, near the top or bottom, in the center of the freezer.



    • If the freezer is on the bottom, the fan is on the back wall, near the top of the freezer.



    • If the freezer is on the left, the fan is on the back wall, halfway up or near the top.


    Over
    time, the fan may become noisy--usually making a chirping or squealing
    sound, though it may make a loud groaning noise instead.

    To
    find out if the fan is causing the noise, just open the freezer door
    and push in any fan/light switches. If the noise is louder when the
    door is open, the evaporator fan motor is the cause. You can't
    lubricate or repair this motor. You must replace it.




    The outside back of the refrigerator

    There
    are three components on the outside back of the refrigerator that may
    become noisy: the compressor, the condenser fan motor (if
    self-defrosting), or the defrost timer (if self-defrosting).



    • The
      compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. You
      can see it on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the
      bottom. It is usually black and has black or copper-colored tubes and
      various colored wires attached to it. If the compressor is the device
      making noise, there is probably no repair that will reduce the noise.
      You will have to replace it--which can be quite costly.



    • If
      the condenser fan is making noise, there may be a build-up of lint or
      other debris on the fan blade. The fan is located near the back of the
      machine, sometimes behind a thin panel. To clean it, first unplug the
      refrigerator, remove the thin panel, and use a soft bristle brush to
      clean it. If there is no lint build-up or debris on the blade, you will
      have to replace the motor.



    • The defrost timer is often
      located at the bottom of the refrigerator, near the front and behind
      the kick plate. Occasionally the electric motor inside the timer may
      become noisy. The timer must be replaced to solve this problem.





    The bottom of the refrigerator

    Noises
    detected at the bottom of the refrigerator almost always originate from
    the back of the refrigerator. However, sometimes the drain pan under
    the refrigerator will rattle. You may need to tape the pan in place to
    stop a rattle. Also see the “Outside back of the refrigerator.”"
    In yor case the noise is probably from compressor, as it also freezes at the back of the fridge.


×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Frost free fridge freezer build up of ice


The defrost timer has quit.
They have a relatively short life.

Jul 25, 2015 | Hoover Refrigerators

Tip

Refridgerator warm and freezer is icy cold


Frost free fridge freezers are very popular and auto defrosting fridges are a great convenience. In a frost free appliance the cold air is blown round the freezer using a fan. On modern refrigeration the evaporator (which is the plate that gets cold) is hidden behind the plastic wall inside at the back of the food shelves. When working correctly you can usually see small beads of ice randomly scattered on the back wall unless it's in a defrost cycle when you may see water.<br /> Heater inside Believe it or not most modern refrigeration has a heater inside. This heater is used to defrost the appliance automatically. During the defrosting cycle the ice on the back wall melts and runs down the back wall into a channel. It is then directed through a hole out through to the back and runs into the evaporator tray. The evaporator tray is on top of the compressor which gets pretty hot and evaporates this water into the air.<br /> Because the evaporator is behind a back panel the cold air has to be blown around the compartment with a fan motor. The defrost cycle also needs sensors and a timer and combined with several sensors throughout and PCBs to control everything the result is there is a lot more to go wrong than there used to be in old-fashioned conventional fridges. However, they are still fairly reliable.<br /> Common problems with frost free fridge freezers If the door is left open for too long (especially in humid conditions) the evaporator freezes over and the unit will not keep the food cold. This problem (unlike the older machines) has a greater impact because you can't see the amount of ice built up around the back of the panel hiding the evaporator. In many frost free fridges the ice can form all the way round the fan and cause it to run slowly or even seize up. Prior to seizing up the fan may catch on the ice and make a high pitched noise. This will of course result in the fridge or freezer not getting cold. If you hear a strange noise from your frost free fridge freezer which sounds like something is catching on a rotating fan it could be due to ice forming around it.<br /> If it stops working due to ice forming behind the evaporator and round the fan then defrosting the unit manually can fix it but it involves unplugging the unit for at least take 12 hours or so. You may not see much frost as it would be behind the back wall or behind the fan unit. You can't really use a hair dryer on modern units because they may have a thermal fuse which protects the defrost cycle. Also, even just getting to the evaporator to defrost it can be a mammoth task especially with some of the new American-style fridges. If a fault re-occurs later it could be due to faulty sensor but if the fault was only due to the door been left open for a few hours accidentally then a total defrost could work. <br /> Whilst we are on with American style frost free fridge freezer's, because the door's are so big and can store so much, the opportunity to overload them is greater. This too causes warm air to pass into the unit and frost it up. Remember a frost free unit will not cope with too much ice on the evaporator so greater care must be taken to use it correctly and check the door seal's regularly. <br /> <b>Water or sheet of ice inside fridge</b><br /> If your fridge has two sloping channels at the back wall and a hole in the middle this is designed to channel the water created on the defrost cycle through to the back of the unit where it runs onto an evaporator tray. This tray sits on top of the compressor and gets quite hot. The water simply evaporates. Sometimes this hole gets clogged up and prevents the water running out to this tray. The result is that water runs into be base of the unit. Very often the appliance will come with small tool for cleaning out this hole, but if not you can improvise.<br /> If the water in the base of the unit is frozen solid it could be that the unit has malfunctioned and is over freezing. The blockage preventing the water running through to the evaporator tray could actually be solid ice.<br /> <b>Summary</b><br /> It's common knowledge that most people rarely read the instruction book supplied with their new appliance. This is particularly true with something like a fridge or freezer. It's easy to imagine most people thinking you only need to plug it in, leave it plugged in, and fill it with food - what's to know?<br /> I would advise anyone with a modern refrigeration appliance, especially the American-style fridge freezers, to carefully read the instruction book. Modern frost-free refrigeration units work very differently to a conventional fridge or freezer. It's even important to learn how to stack them properly otherwise you can prevent the air from circulating inside and cause warm spots.<br /> You would be surprised at what you can learn from reading the instruction book.<br /> Many <a href="http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/instruction-manuals.html">User instruction manuals</a> can be downloaded here. The page concentrates on washing machine manuals but links to appliance manufacturer sites where users such manuals for fridges, freezers and other appliances should also be available.

on May 22, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have a hoover frost free fridge freezer, fridge part on the top half, and the fridge keeps icing right up, it got so bad it was over an inch thick over the back wall of the fridge and all my food ke


Check you've not accidentally put it on fast freeze, and the thermostat setting is not too high. Next check condenser is clear and clean. Lastly, check any fans are still working ok.

Apr 28, 2012 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Hoover a class, fridge freezer, fridge keeps icing up and is supposed to be frost free


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101
....

Oct 21, 2010 | Hoover HCA390FFK Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Hoover Contour HE423UFL fridge freezer continually frosts over?


I am on my fourth timer for this problem. Seems to fix the problem each time. You must remove the big chunk of ice covering the drain hole before you operate the fridge with the new timer. The contacts in the timer get burnt due to arcing inside the switch. The heating element seems to always work ok, but if the element is no good the fridge will not defrost.

Jan 31, 2010 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Fridge not getting any air, freezer is working


I have a Kenmore w/ freezer on bottom. The top vent in the fridge is ducted to the freezer and is supposed to blow air. Mine was not.

I removed all the frozen goods and took off the back panel (inside to unit) which had a little ice on it. Underneath the panel was a solid wall of ice......including the motor which is supposed to blow air up to the 'fridge. I'd bet a beer that is your problem as well.

The ice seized motor will not be harmed because it is resistance loaded.

The best part is with a blow dryer and some elbow grease...the fix is free! I hope it helps.

May 27, 2009 | Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer...

2 Answers

Build up of ice in bottom of freezer compartment


During the defrost cycle heaters in the wall of the freezer are turned on to melt the frost build up. This melted frost "water" is supposed to run out a drain in the bottom of the freezer and collect in a pan under the refrigerator/freezer where it will eventually evaporate. If this drain is blocked it will cause a lot of water to collect in the bottom of the freezer and that water will eventually turn back into ice. I recommend defrosting the freezer manually, removing all the ice/water buildup in the bottom, and trying to unplug the drain line to the pan underneath. Also check the seal on the freezer door. If it's not sealing well it could be letting a lot of moisture enter the freezer which would lead to more frost buildup and more water during the defrost cycle.

May 22, 2009 | Hoover HCA390FFK Bottom Freezer...

2 Answers

My Bosch frostfree fridge freezer keeps icing up!


My Bosch Frost Free Fridge Freezer did the same thing - Ice forming in the bottom of the freezer area after a few days.

It was caused by a blocked drain pipe - When the freezer does the de-frosting cycle, the melted ice drips into a tray and tehn runs into a dish on top of teh compressor, through a pipe.

If this pipe gets blocked, the de frosted ice overflows from the tray and overflows into the bottom of the freezer and then re-freezes !

To fix, pull the freezer away form the wall, locate the pipe that runs to the dish on top of the compressor and blow through it - This should clear it. Alternatively, from inside the freezer compartment, pull off the cover at the back, but the clips holding it on will probably break off, as mine did ! You can sort of push the cover back on and re-fit the food draws.

Feb 23, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

Freezer is icing up and fridge temperature has risen to 10 from 5. Also alot of condensation in the fridge and the fan doesnt seem to be working in fridge. Correct temperature on freezer -18 but ice. new...


Hi miss_i2000

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber

Your question is: freezer is icing up and fridge temperature has risen to 10 from 5. Also alot of condensation in the fridge and the fan doesnt seem to be working in fridge. Correct temperature on freezer -18 but ice. new frost free fridge freezer bought 1.5 weeks ago

This is no problem for you. You are under warranty and as long as you have not tryed to repair it yourself you are completely covered. Look for the manufacturer's warranty phone number on the paper work that came with it or call the sales man, he will be happy to track that down for you because he wants repeat business.
If you bought it used the only answer is to return it. You could get a local pro to repair it at yuor own expense but I wouldn't recomend that for a frige only 1.5 weeks old!

Feel free contact me again!
Please give me a rating here at fixya.com before you sign off
Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Sep 11, 2008 | Miele Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

107 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Brian Coughlan

Level 2 Expert

275 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...