My freezer is having issues. It will work for a day (freeze, make ice, etc.) then it stops freezing. The ice melts, refrigerator warms, etc. Then it'll start working again - for no apparent reason!
I've noticed the coils in the back of the freezer will sometimes be covered with frost. That doesn't seem to bother it, though. I've defrosted it twice (unplugged for 24 hours), but it still does the same thing. It works, then stops, then works, then stops.
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Check the fan in the refrigerator section, see if it's blowing air.
Next is the thermostat which you've probably already tried changing. Either one of these could have ice buildup making them not work correctly, so take everything out of the unit and use a house fan blowing into the refrigerator section to melt things out for a couple days. A hair dryer used on the areas will speed things up, but there's a risk of shock. Also the fan or thermostat may need to be replaced. (put your food items in another freezer/refrigerator as they will thaw and warm up within the time it will take for you to try to melt the ice out.)
The fact that the freezer is still working means that your compressor is working and the system isn't out of Freon.
The freezer is not staying cold enough...ice cream takes colder temps...
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
the fan in the freezer is not working to blow the cold air in the freezer you need a new fan you need a repair man it will cost you $300 good luck i have the same problem don't buy samsung they are useless that why home depot don't sale samsung
Many times, on a fridge with automatic defrosting, there is a sensor at the back of the freezer section (behind the plastic) that detects a freeze condition - sometimes these go bad, In normal operation, usually once a day, the timer sends a signal through this sensor and if it shows a frozen condition, it activate a heater (yes, a heater) in the freezer section that melts and defrost the coils. If this system stops working, the ice builds up and closes up the air passages to the fridge section, causing it to warm up, while the freezer section ices up!
Check for icing and maybe try defrosting a little by removing power for a little while. Move any food to another fridge while you are fixing it. The freeze sensors are easy to change, but be careful - electricity can kill. Always hire a professional if you have any doubts about your ability to perform the work yourself.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A DEFROST ISSUE. THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO TEST TO CONFIRM WHICH PARTS ARE BAD, BUT YOU CAN GET YOURSELF GOING AGAIN TEMPORARILY BY REMOVING THE BACK PANEL FROM THE FREEZER, THERE YOU WILL FIND THE EVAPORATOR AND IF IT IS ICED UP YOU CAN THAW IT OUT BY USING HOT WATER OR LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN UNTIL THE ICE MELTS. MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG UNIT BEFORE DOING ANYTHING. AFTER ALL ICE IS MELTED COVER BACK UP AND THAT WILL GET YOU COLD AGAIN FOR A FEW DAYS MAYBE WEEKS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE COMPONENT TESTING.
the frost on the back wall of the freezer is the clue to the problem. it is not defrosting as it should.
bad defrost timer/control board
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice
melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if
is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above
It sounds like the ice in the bin is warming up enough to melt for some reason then re-freeze. Check your door gasket seal and also the ice chute door flapper seal to make sure warm room air isn't being drawn into the ice bin area. Also make sure the freezer area is VERY cold like 0 degrees F or lower, that will keep the ice hard and help stop the ice from having a liquid surface film from opening and closing the freezer door too often (then freezing again). The water down the back is from the ice cubes melting a little then re-freezing. Also, is the frige working OK? Does the compressor turn on and off normally? I ask because sometimes the compress start device is failing and the refer can warm up quite a bit while the compressor is trying to start up... eventually the compressor will start but by then the ice has melted a little then the compressor runs for a long time to bring the temps down again. Monitoring with a thermometer every hour will show if the temps are lowering in the freezer section too much.