I bought this Haier HTE21WAAWW Top Freezer used. Big surprise, the fan motor was dead and would not work. I finally replaced the fan motor (any idiot with a 3rd grade education could do it) and the fridge works wonderfully. One exception to this though is now there is some water dripping down from the air vent hole in the refrigerator from the freezer. Now the freezer is working great, doesn't seem to be melting, what could be done to remedy this? Also, if anyone could tell me, is 7 or 1 the highest setting? It's a little confusing. Should I have it on a middle setting to keep the freezer freezing and the fridge nice and cool?
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Good day!first and foremost, in most freezers, the highest freezing point is 7.in regards with the water dripping from the air vent hole, you have to minimize your your freezing setting to the middle.turn it to 3 or 4 freezing point.
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1...Check the fan that pushes the air from the freezer to the refrigerator it could be defective, if it is it will cause this type of problem.
2...Check your thermostat and make sure it is on the colder setting.
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Eventualy, the bushing inside the fan motor because of continious usage will need to be replace , this parts are replaceable. it's been five years now, and i suggest it's time to general maintenance check up your fridge to avoid more problems.
okay, most likely, your problem is your fan motor, its making your evaporator becoming a block of ice freezing your water lines but its not circulating the cold air through your refrigerator. remove the panel from inside the freezer and see if it has become a big white block of ice and the fan motor is turning. some fan motors will not work with the door open so you must manually press the light switch and see if the fan is blowing air. if fan blades are not turning, replace the fan motor. but if it is blowing air and there's a big block of ice, unplug your fridge and let it thaw out. if after melting your fridge is running again, there's something wrong with your defrost system. that means check and replace your defrost heating element, defrost thermostat and or defrost timer. i hope that helps with your problem. good luck!
The refrigerant used since ~ 10 years is no more dangerous than the one previously used and it is even doubtful that the newer stuff is any better for the ozone layer.
The original coolant could be inhaled without injury as long as one didnt suffocate from a lack of oxygen.
The repair may not be cheap since it will entail the removal and replacement of the damaged coil.
This will require some specialized welding to install.
Using a normal table-top or floor-standing fan to circulate ambient air through the refrigerator with the door(s) open is a safe and fast method for defrosting units that do not automatically defrost.
Just make sure you have some absorbant material in the bottom to avoid water running out of the unit.
Poking the coils with sharp objects can result in the problem you now have or fracture hidden joints that will allow the gas to escape.
In units with physically separate sections, there is a fan that circulates the cold air between the two with some provision for adjusting the airflow to balance the temperature between the two chambers.
The cooling system is normally a totally closed loop that is charged in the factory through a nipple that is then pinched and welded shut.
This nipple must be cut and resealed to recharge the system.
Sounds like you need a new fan motor. First make sure the fan blade turns freely and see if you can move the shaft side to side, or up and down. If you can feel any movement in the fan shaft the bearings of the motor are bad. It is possible for some ice to have the fan blade frozen causing the motor to stall. Some models also have a fan light switch install at a point near the hinge side of the door.