Hi, I purchased the above fridge brand new and about 3 months into owning it, it started to freeze up and not defrost itself. I then have to manually defrost, then plug it back up. I had a repair guy come put a new board in it, and that didnt fix the problem. He then took it out, my electronic guages no longer work.... That fixed the problem for 2 weeks, then it froze up again. Any thoughts?
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Re: Electrolux Icon Freezing up and no longer cooling
You have a definate defrost problem if the evaporator keeps freezing up. Since your refrigerator is under the manufacturs warrenty you need to make it there problem and get them to send someone that knows what there doing to resolve your problem. there is a timer a terminator and a heater he would need to check out. Good Luck
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If the compressor is not coming on then first check the start capacitor and if this is good then check that the contactor or relay is working properly Hopefully its one of these if not it may be the thermistat but probably the compressor has siezed.. I know this sounds wierd but if u can gain acces to it tap it with hammer this will some times unsieze them
Hi.. feel the dividing rdge between fridge and freezer.. is it warm?.. chances are that the little fan at the back of the fridge freezer that helps cool the compressor, has snagged own it's own wire... it's a weak fan, like you get in a computer, but it does a lot of work.. without it, the coolent does not do it's job, which results in your device not cooling things properly
I believe this is normal behaviour in all auto defrost (which means virtually all modern) fridges. In fact, this short heating period is usually programmed to happen 2 to 3 times a day. You might rightly ask why the refrigerator compartment needs to undergo "defrost" cycles when the compartment is, if the refrigerator is operating correctly, above freezing? The reason is although the compartment is above freezing, its cooling coils are well below freezing temperature, and it's these coils that need the frequent defrosting, before they build up so much frost on them that they "ice up" and no longer allow the fan blown air that cools the refrigerator compartment to pass through them.
I have the same problem.It seems that the gasket around the freezer door and fridge door are no longer tightly adhering to the fridge therefore allowing the cool air from the freezer to continiuously entering the fridge storage and making evreything freeze up. I am trying to find out if I can purchase new gaskets and install them myself.
Any recommendation on where to find these and how to install them?