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Hi, my refrig is JennAir JFC2087HRS, top refrigirator is not cool and there are lots of frosts at the back of bottom freezer, how can I deal with it ? short-term by unplug and open the freezer to defrost ? long-term fixing ? how ? thanks ming

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Hello,

If refrigerator is not cooling, it can be due to a defrost timer, which is causing the fridge to go into defrost cycle. Usually it takes 45-60 minutes for refrigerator to come out of defrost cycle. If the timer goes bad then it will not come out of defrost cycle and can result in this kind of issues. It can also occur due to defrost thermostat, it allows current to pass through it at temperatures of 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit and prevents current from passing through it at 40 to 60 degrees. This is difficult to test, though, because it takes a prolonged, very-cold temperature to turn it on. The defrost thermostat is snapped onto the top portion of the evaporator. The thermostat sends temperature information to the processor. The defrost heater must be replaced when replacing the thermostat.

1. Remove the lower fan duct work from the evaporator cover.
2. Remove the 1/4-in. evaporator cover screws and remove the evaporator cover.
3. Disconnect the defrost thermostat wiring connector.
4. Remove the defrost thermostat from the evaporator.

I hope the above helps.......

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

  • ming Apr 09, 2011

    thanks for reply.
    I unplug the power for 24 hours and got flooding from defrost. and it is back to work now.
    another problem I found is that even I set digital thermal setting to "-" (off), the compressor
    is still run.
    I plug in power and set the freezer setting to "2" (regular "4"), temperature in the freezer is the way below 20F but the compressor is still running.
    any suggetion ?

    thanks

    ming

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