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Refrigerator internal coils freezes

I pull the back cover of the freezer compartment and all the coils are ice. I defrost the coils, slap the unit back together and it works fine for the next day. Then again starts actin-up

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  • flaglady May 21, 2008

    Same deal for me, but does the refrigerator start warming up and not remaining cold?

  • sparkysmom Sep 14, 2008

    The coils keep freezing up

  • smithrock4 Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, fridge is fine, freezer will not cool down. stays between 16-21 degrees. The coils are frozen



    How do you pull the back cover off to expose the coils?

  • jamjoh Feb 23, 2009

    MOTOR CLICKS OFF AND ON ,BACK OF THE FREEZER FREEZES AND IT GETS WARMAND VERY THING MELTS

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I have this problem and I found a unique solution. I have changed the heater, the motherboard and thermistor and still had the problem. Had the probelm for almost a year. Every two weeks pull the back of the frezzer off and defrost teh coils. HAd it down to 32 minutes. SO what I do now is every morning turn the freezer temp up to 6 degrees before I go to work, then turn it down to 0 when I come home. This allows a slight defrost during the day and recooling at night. I suspect the formation of ice on the coils was caused by the freezer going to -3 to -6 degree. So far +3 weeks and it has been working fine. Odd but it seems to work. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

  • jley Feb 06, 2008

    I just set the temparture to 5 degrees in instead of 0. Been working fine for 5 months now.

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Shinmo, sounds like your defrost heater went south. Find out for sure. In the back there is a main board. Remove the cover, take a jumper wire with alligator clips. There will be a blue harness, 3 terminals on the board. The board will say, Line, def, comp. Jump line to def. You are now sending 120V. to the defrost heater. pull the back cover and see if the heater is coming on. If not, check for voltage at the wires connecting to the heater. If you have the 120V. replace the heater, part wr51x10055. If you don't have the voltage, it's the board. Catriver.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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    Ron Marek Aug 18, 2007

    Shinmo, if this is a GE, GSS model, there is no defrost timer. The board controls the defrost. The stat is redundant to the defrost cycle, normally closed it will terminate the defrost if the thermistor fails to signal the board to come out of defrost. Do the checks I posted in the first post. Catriver.

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Normally if you defrost a frost free and put it back on then it should operate normally for approx two to three weeks. You probably have a defrost heater, stat or timer not operating correctly. The defrost timer once located can normally be manually turned to a defrost cycle and you can see if the heater kicks in. I would try this with the coil frozen and see if you can see the ice melting. If it fails to melt the ice it is a heater or stat, if it fails to come off defrost then it is a timer fault. Hope this is of some help.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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