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I have a frigidaire fridge with top freezer model #GLRT13TEW4. The freezer was icing up and had frost hanging from the top. So I replaced the defrost censor and timer. It worked great for one day. It turned off automatically and I was happy. Now its freezing up again,it won't seem to stop running and it's not getting cold in the bottom. What else can it be?

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Gaskets can cause this, along with internal fans getting bad or iced over. Other answers might indicate a leak of freon.

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The drain has most likely frozen over. It is at the bottom behind the back panel inside the freezer. You will need to remove all of the ice and run hot water down the drain until it is clear.

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IF NOT THE THE DEFROST TIMER YOUR DEFROST HEATER OR DEFROST TERMINATOR IS BAD,REMOVE BACK PANEL INSIDE THE FREEZER YOU WILL SEE A LONG SINGLE OR DOULE POLE SHAFT THIS IS YOUR HEAT REMOVE BOTH LEADS ONE ON EACH END PUT YOUR VOLT METER ON OMES AND PUT ONE LEAD ON EACH END IF YOU GET ANY KIND OF READING YOUR HEATER IS STILL GOOD AND THE LITTLE ROUND CLIP ON TERMANATOR IS BAD, IF NO READING THE HEATER IT IS BAD,REPLACE-GET THE MODEL NUMBER INSIDE FREEZER AND GO TO LOCAL APPLIANCE PARTS STORE TO GET HEATER-REPLACE AND PUT BACK TOFETHER AND YOU SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO,ALSO MAKE SURE THE FREEZER FAN IS NOT STUCK AND TURNING,IF NOT TURNING SPIN IT WITH YOUR FINGER AND SEE IF YOU CAN GET IT GOING AGAIN,LET ME KNOW

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Hi, You will find that your problem relates to the defrost heater in the freezer. You will need to take the drawers out and remove the back panel to access the evaporator. There is a foil heater that lays underneath the evaporator and it will need to be changed. Along with the klixon that controls it. This will ensure that both parts are good. Your problem will then be fixed no more water!
Good luck................

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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if it seems like the evaporator is getting cold then your sealed system should appear to be ok. you need the evap fan to transfer cold air into fresh food section. if not turning u need to replace fan motor. make sure your not getting to much frost build up on the evap.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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check door rubber,if is oblate heat it with fan,if it is ragged change it.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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