Our freezer is frosting up and gets warm at the top of Frig and Freezer but everything below the icemaker is fine. Also when the top (above the icemaker) gets warm the fan will not come on when closed but everything below the icemaker stays cold. During this time the ice in the ice compartment starts melting. After a few days the ice starts freezing again in the icemaker and everything seems back to normal for about 5 days. Then we start all over again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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The problem is most likely to be the defrost heater Check the back of the freezer compartment for frost If you have frost on the back wall of the freezer compartment you will need to unplug the unit and remove everything from.it next get several towels to place on the bottom of the freezer to catch the water from the melting frost Using a hairdryer heat the frosted area to defrost remove the back panel of the freezer under it you will see a frosted up mess after defrosting you will see one or 2 heaters mounted on metal brackets they unplug and can be tested using a ohmmeter or continuity tester also check the defrost thermostat an replace defective items.put it together you should be all set
Your frig has the classic symptoms of a frig with a clogged or blocked vent between the freezer section and the refrigerated section. This clog can occur due to (a) stuff in the freezer blocking the vent, or (b) ice in the freezer blocking the vent, or (c) both of the above.
The way a refrigerator works is it cools the freezer, and the warmest air in the freezer is vented out to the refrigerator section. If this vent is blocked (and everything else is working), your refrigerator just became a eye-level small freezer atop a well-insulated section of dangerously warm food.
It sounds like the condenser coil is dirty. That's the coil under or in back of the frig. Other than that check the door make sure it's closing and the door gasket is not ripped. It may be letting in warm air. If the t-stat clicks when you turn the dial it's working. I hope this helps.
check to see if you have frost on the back panel of the freezer if so then defrost the unit and if your able to find the failure of the defrst heater or defrst thermostat,or the defrost thmer more than likely its the mother board since its a general electric frig but if you manually defrost until a repair tect can come then it will run normal until it frost up again but before you call the tech out make sure you have the frost on the back panel otherwise he'll make several trip trying to solve the problem with the frig unless its the defrst heater
niether. is there frost on back wall of freezer? if no look behind back wall and see if there is frost on all the coils when running. if less than 80% is frosty...freon. or is there frost covering back panel..if so then defrost problem would be correct. but side would be warm so I think not.
Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if
there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not
defrosting as it should.
bad defrost timer
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
items. if you already checked this and think
it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. Mike
Is your fan blowing in the freezer?
Frost on the back wall of the freezer usually indicates a defrost problem... defrost themostate, heaters, take back panel off and check evap for frost build up and if your fan in working.