I have a frigidaire glrs237zcwo side by side freezer and have two problems. the fan at the rear of the freezer gets ice build up every 4- 7 days and this makes a loud noise as the fan hit the ice. I manually defrost the freezer witha heater and then this happens again in 4- 7 days. usually at night when im sleeping :(
Also the ice maker only dispenses crushed ice. i had someone replace the solenoid and still no cubes. the service guy has caulked the back when the water supply is thinking that warm air is getting into the frezer and this is the cause of the ice build up. He thinks i may have to replace the circuit board ($180) behind the ice maker and water panels but after 3 visits i feel like this guy is just guessing at what the problem is. Does anyone have any ideas what the source of my problems could be? Ive had this fridge for under 4 years. frigidaire says the compressor is the only thing warrantied.
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1.Check fan in the freezer if it runs fast.
2. Remove rear cover in the freezer after disconnecting power to the fridge and check if there is build up of ice on evaporator coil (looks as radiator).
3. If you find build up you have a defrost problem (timer. Defrost heater. Defrost thermostat
there is no way of cleaning the coils.there maybe a problem with the compressor.you should hear a fan running inside the freezer when it is in the cooling cycle and the compresor is running if you do not here the fan running this could cause a cooling issue and the evaporator could be building up with ice.
check the rear of the freezer to see if there is any ice build up.
the defrost circuit has a problem, allowing the frost/ice buildup.. remove the shelves, and back lower cover in the rear of the freezer to expose the evaporator coil, defrost heater, and defrost thermostat. the defost heater should have continuity through it and the defrost thermostat will have continuity when frozen but test open when warmed.. if either bad replace. if both test good look for bad connections in the freezer compartment wiring, and moly connectors otherwise the temperature controls are bad and it is an electronic assembly that incorporates the temperature controls with the deforst timer controls.. hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
Hi, Check the freezer and see if the fan motor is running. Remove the rear panel and check for a frost or ice build up inside the rear freezer panel. Please let me know what you find so I can assist you further.
I had the same problem. I found the buzzing noise was caused by ice build up around the fan motor inside the freezer. I believe water must have leaked down around the fan during a defrost cycle. I removed the ice maker, the ice cube bin and ice dispenser auger motor. It sounds complicated, but it isn't too bad. The ice maker and auger are connected with quick connect plugs. So just unplug, remove the screws and remove them from the freezer. You will need to remove several other screws as well, I believe 11 in total as well as the top freezer rack. This will give you access to the white aluminum panel that runs from the top of the freezer to about halfway down the back of the freezer. After you remove the aluminum panel you will see the fan about half way down the freezer. I found a lot of ice around my fan. The fan blades were hitting the ice causing the buzz. Remove the ice and the buzzing is gone. It took me an hour to complete this repair. I hope this helps.
this should not be happening as a heater in the freezer should eliminate this problem.first check the hose is completely clear,if it is when your fridge goes into defrost mode you should be able to feel warmth near this drain or hear the ice crackling and defrosting thence draining via the rear tube also try removing the offending ice in the drain with hot water