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I have a whirlpool #GD25DQXFW00 and it countinously defrosts. Once it shuts off it will not come back on. Eventually will come back but not before everything goes bad. What can I do to find the problem?

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My fridge side by side the freezer develop a lot of ice in the back and wont defrost it supposed to defrost by it self but it wont, tried to clean the back and remove all the melted water from the back ,...


Your problem is in the defroster circuit . Most defroster circuits contain only three components. They are : a timer , a heating element , and a temperature sensing cutoff switch.
Your refrigerator defrost timer shuts down normal operation every six to eight hours and goes into the defrost cycle.
Line voltage is applied to the heating element . It heats up and melts the ice on the evaporator. Once the ice is melted, and the evaporator area warms up to a certain temperature, the temperature sensing cut off switch opens up and stops the current flow through the circuit. The timer is a running clock, so to speak , and will eventually deactivate the defrost cycle return the refrigerator to its normal operation .
Normally, the element or sensing switch will be the component to replace. Also, sometimes it can be just a bad connection in the element and sensor wire connectors.

Mar 14, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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My freezer is frosting up on the back wall and sometimes makes a clicking noise. It also takes about 4 hours to freeze the water in my ice cube trays. What is the problem and any suggestions how to fix it?


You could very well have a defrost issue at the evaporator coil. Every evap coil, which is located in freezer section, will eventually accumalate ice by virtue of moisture hitting a -5 degree coil. The point though is that 2 to 3 times a day the freezer should cycle into a 10 to 20 minute defrost. There are three components to the defrost cycle... the defrost control (which can either be a timer, or a circuit board), a defrost heater, and a defrost sensor. Some of the Whirlpools had defrost sensor problems that were built between 2000 and 2008.

In all honesty, unless you feel comfortable removing the back interior panel in the freezer, then I suggest calling a professional

Mar 03, 2010 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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My Whirlpool refrigerator builds up ice in the freezer around where the cold air comes from. Eventually it starts to fill the bottom of the freezer with clear ice. It has done this almost from since it was...


you should manually defrost fridge/freezers every 6 months for optimum performance.also fill any spare capacity with clean waste foam, cuts down on all that cold air dropping the floor/warm air filling void (i put foam in plastic bags. works for me

Feb 08, 2010 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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There was a noise coming from the freezer area.water was dripping from the back and landing on a wire that was glowing red .could this be the self defrost possibly not shutting off . refrigerator side was...


The noise you are referring to is sizzling, popping and dripping noise. This is normal during a defrost cycle - there is a heating element that melts frost ont he evap coils - the water drips through a drain through a hose at the back of your freezer and onto a drip fan which later gets evaporated. The way the entire circuit is designed, in serie, is that once the defrost kicks in, it will cut off the contact to your compressor, once defrost stops the circuit si switched back on and your compressor starts..... It is possible for a defrost not to stop due to thermostat/limited problems in which case your unit would be stuck in this cycle and your food would melt and spoil :) In very rare cases will the defrost be stuck and your compressor running.

This can be fixed with a control board replacement at the back of your freezer.

Sep 25, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Whirlpool Estate series fridge/bottom freezer no longer gets cold


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.


Sep 13, 2009 | GE GSS25LGM Side by Side Refrigerator

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Freezer isnt freezing yet ice is forming on the back wall


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezerare icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation ofcold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. Inmost newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicksand everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replacethe timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn thetimer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

Sep 03, 2009 | Whirlpool 20.9 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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Freezer not cold enough to make ice and fridge cool not cold


If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

Aug 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Compressor on sxd20tw wont shut off. just cleaned


How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

Aug 25, 2009 | Refrigerators

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How do I defrost my whirlpool ARC 5070 fridge/freezer? (I lost the guide when I moved) Thanks to anyone who can help me


My whirlpool Fridge/freezer powers up but both fridge and freezer notworking,have defrosted the freezer but noluck,have turned on foran hourand then back again,as per user guide still no luck.

Jul 27, 2009 | Whirlpool 11.8 cu. ft. / 334 liter Upright...

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Freezer drain plug


Self defrosting refrigerators as well as freezers all have a defrost drain system. This drain system can become plugged or frozen causing defrost drain water to back up into the refrigerator or freezer compartment. The water may gather under the crisper drawers on top freezer models. On side by side, bottom or stand alone freezers ice will build up in the freezer at the bottom and eventually leak out the door.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Freezer on Top (Water under the crisper drawers)

At the top of the refrigerator next to the temperature controls there usually is a cup-like part that carries the defrost drain water into a tube and out the back of the refrigerator to a defrost drain pan behind the unit. Pull the cup out of the tube and clean the cup with hot water and soap. If there is no cup, pull the refrigerator out away from the wall, go behind it and disconnect the drain tube to clear it. If the drain tube is not accessible from the back or the drain can not be cleared from there the main back panel in the freezer can be removed to access, thaw and flush out the drain under the cooling coil.

Use a turkey baster to flush HOT water into the tube to clear any obstruction. The water squirted into the tube should end up in the defrost drain pan.

If the tube will not clear with hot water try blowing it out with compressed air.

Put the cup back on and make sure it is all the way on or in the tube.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Side By Side, Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator or Stand Alone Freezer

The defrost drain pan is located at the bottom of the freezer compartment behind the back wall of the freezer. On some models, the pan is accessible without removing the back panel and others are not. After you get to the defrost drain pan use a hair dryer to melt the ice from the pan.

Once the ice is removed use a turkey baster to squirt HOT water into the drain hole to clear the drain.

When the drain is clear you should hear or see the water you are squirting into the hole enter the pan under or behind the refrigerator.


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Jan 26, 2009 | Whirlpool ET9FTKXK Top Freezer...

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