WE ahve had our frig for 6 years with only minor normal problems. For the past year we have had problems with water leaking and getting trapped behind the paint causing it to bubble and chip away. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the paint and repaint the frig. It looks horrible.
Re: Bubbling paint Under the wter and ice despenser.
Hey! Ours did the same thing, they also sell small tube of appliance paint, it has a brush like finger nail polish...anyway I used very fine sand paper to clean up the area, and sanded the rust off that was under the bubbled paint, and then painted a thin layer of the paint..wait until dry and add another coat. I did this about 4 or 5 times and it looks great now! I bought the paint at Walmart next to the spray paints....
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Re: Bubbling paint Under the wter and ice despenser.
They do sell appliance paint in a spray can if you know how to handle a spray can not to leave runs and to spray it on in a few light coats! You may want to take very fine steel wool like whats used four stripping furniture and antiques and rub off the loose paint first. I believe the steel wool thats very fine is 00 or 000 ! Ask the hard ware store or Home Dept which to use!! I used to do this well. The trick is as you spray it on do not stop the can suddenly at the end of the spray path. Instead, when you reach the end of the spray path and before you return to spray in the other direction you turn the can in the direction you stroked and away from the fridge ( 90 degree turn)so you spray into the air rather than leaving a spray spot at the end of your stroke! But continue turning the can, then return and do the same in the opposite direction! Also do not hurry and try to rush applying the coats of paint . You may take 3 or 4 or more thin coats to do it with out dripping! Let them dry a little in between as the cans directions will tell you!. I used to practice on an old fender or my garage wall till I quickly perfected the stroke method! Let me know if you do it and get nice results! You can continue to write me and ask me anything you want to know and as many times as you need! COOL! Bless You, ngfam Please leave me a good rating at this site before you sign off!
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First check to make sure the water valve from th water supply is on (usually under your sink), Second, hold the water despenser switch ON. You should hear a "Hum" sound, that's the Electric water valve in the "open" position. The air will have to be purged through the water line, Filter, And the water collection tank inside the frig. The water tank keeps about agallon of water Cold for the water despenser, and will supply cold water to the ice maker, so the ice maker can freeze the cold water much faster for your ice. When holding the Water despenser, and you do NOT hear the hum sound, there is NOT power to the water selenoid. Check the connections to be ure they are tight and secure. A volt meter can also be used to check the voltage. WARNING the voltage is around 120 volts A.C., Do NOT TOUCH with bare hands!
Why was there a need to increase the freezer temperature? Are you having temperature problems as well? If so, your ice maker has a built-in thermostat that, unless and until it is satisfied, will not cycle, thereby, making no ice. If temperature seems ok, and the buzzing is only occasional, then that buzzing is most likely the solenoid valve being energized but not passing water. This is a dual solenoid valve (one supplies the ice maker and the other supplies the dispenser) located at the bottom rear of the refrigerator.
You may ahve a problem with your freezer temp. Check your setting. Turn down a few notches to see if problem goes away. Also Pull out your fridge and vacuum out your coils underneath unit. Plug coil causes freezer temp to rise. Rus
Yes, I fixed my problem of the plugged drain that caused the ice to melt onto the floor. Apparently, frostfree frigs have a drain that leads to a pan under the frig by way of plastic tubing from inside the freezer compartment. The drain tube end for my frig only had about 1/8" clearance above the pan bottom. The pan was dirty with an ENORMOUS amount of dust that had collected. So, I had to move the frig out from the wall, remove the back cover at the bottom of the back of the frig. This exposed the white tubing and the gross pan of dust and water paste. I cleaned the pan, disconnected the tubing from the clip holding it in the pan and trimmed about 1/4" off the end to create a bigger clearance into the drain pan.
Make sure the frig is unplugged before you do the job so the evaporator fan doesn't hurt you.
Now, I will have to clean from behind the frig at least once a year.
If the sound is from the compressor, the unit is likely under warranty...generally 5 years. If the unit is frozen up and the sound is from a fan that is hitting ice, defrost the unit completely. Other fans in the unit could also be squealing. You'll have to be a detective.
I have this model and it has stopped making ice for two different reasons. These solutions may not fix your particular problem, but they worked for me.
Problem #1: the water inlet to the ice tray is frozen shut. Solution #1: Raise the door that hides the ice tray. The water inlet is the black rubber nozzle on the right-hand side that points down into the ice maker. Squeeze the rubber nozzle between your fingers to break up any ice that may have formed inside the nozzle. This will clear the water path into the ice maker. Lower the ice tray door.
Problem #2: an ice cube is stuck in the ice tray. Solution #2: Raise the door that hides the ice tray. Look for any pieces of ice that were not completely ejected from the ice tray - they are usually partially ejected and are very easy to see. Carefully (but it may require a good deal of force) remove ice cube from tray. Lower the ice tray door.
You have a defrost system problem related to the timing device, heaters, or defrost thermostat. Coils for the freezer are inside the back wall and defrosting the surface does not get ice out of coils. it will not get any better until you have it serviced. This is not normally a project for a do-it your selfer.
Mine kept doing the same thing- the flap between the freezer & the frig is getting stuck. I finally just broke mine off & left it that way. Now the frig is really cold, sometimes things partially freeze- but that is better than going rotten.
I now have a section under the water/ice dispense tray bubbling/peeling the white paint off. Mine is 6.5 years old & out of warranty, so I'm searching for a way to repair this problem. Any suggestions?