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I have a 7 year old GE refrigerator (top mounted freezer) that seems to stay in defrost too long-- everything in the freezer defrosts, the ice cubes start to melt, the ice cream gets soft, etc. Food in the fridge doesn't keep well. I have spoiled milk before the expiration date. Later everything in the freezer has frozen back solid as a rock.Could it be the defrost timer? Is this something I can replace myself?
Probably needs a cold control, not cycling on at needed temp ...
GE J Series 18.2 cu. ft. Top Freezer No-Frost Refrigerator TBX18AABWW
We have a Roper side by side, it is only 4 yrs old. Frig side quit cooling, freezer was fine. We took everything out and saw ice build up in freezer behind a panel. We defrosted and placed everything back in, one week later it has did it again. It is iceing up and the freezer works but frig side quits blowing air. How do we determine what's causing this? We have been told element in defrost, or a timer, or a heater blower. How do we know? How do we check?
Hi do you have a volt ohm meter pull the back out of freezer check the element see if it has continuity if so it may be the timer witch should be somewhere near the thermostat hope this helps you jim ...
Roper RS25AEXLQ Side by Side Refrigerator
My fridge is warm and my freezer is cold, please help My housemate left the door open yesterday on the freezer, and I spotted it a few hours later and close it, next morning milk was gone off, then a day later everything in the freezer had defrosted. Have fully defrosted it now and plugged it back in, freezer is starting to get cold, but the fridge is still warm :-(
Hi,There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the ref ...
Zanussi ZI918 / 12K Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I had a problem getting the ice bin back into my 1990 model side-by-side Sears/Whirlpool refrigerator. Several hours later I notice that everything was getting warm and the ice was defrosting. The compressor and fan came on when I turned the freeze control knob to the coldest position. 1 hour later the freezer was 10 degrees. I then turned the control knob to almost "A". Several hours later the temperature was back up to sixty in the freezer.
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I have a JSD2789AES Jenn-Air. The ice maker has worked well for years but a few days ago it abruptly stopped making ice. Everything else works ok, Water feed, defrost, etc. I even unplugged and reconnected the ice maker using the connector inside the freezer. Also there is no ice buildup of any kind on the cube making mechanism.
I couldn't get the ice maker mechanism out of the freezer to inspect and test it. After removing an anchor screw there are two hooks on the side that look like
Hello,If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\011 ...
Jenn-Air JCD2295HES Side by Side Refrigerator
Leaking Fridge Hi, Thanks so much for your feedback. We did as you said and there wasn't any ice on the pipework but at the back of the freezer build up. We defrosted the freezer and ran hot water through and everything looked promising, however 7 days later there is ice build up at the back of the freezer and it is making a strange noise. There is no leaking of water at this stage. Any more suggestions. Thanks.
Check to see that your evaporator motor works otherwise ice will build up and the defrost time will not be enough to melt all the ice..... ...
My GE GSS25WGMB WW isn't cooling anymore. It was having trouble defrosting, so we defrosted it ourselves a couple months ago and it started cooling and freezing again. However it started frosting up in the freezer again a couple weeks ago and so we thought, "Time to defrost again." But a couple days later everything was thawed in the freezer and when I took the panel off the coil, clean-no ice.
What if this happens over and over? The bottom half of the freezer is always working, the top half (and then fridge) shut down because the fan isn't running. The water stops dispensing and then for no reason, a few hours later, everything starts up again and resumes normal functioning... and then it happens again. It shuts off long enough for my ice in the ice maker to melt and items in the top portion of my freezer to thaw. The defrost timer has been replaced and solved nothing. I have the
\012Hi,Check\012out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong\012with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling ...
Ice maker isn't making the ice, but the water supply is working to make water? does not seem like the water is coming into the ice chamber it was frozen at the end of the spicet, so I took everything out of freezer and shut it off to defrost it, also using my steam cleaner. Then I'll turn back on to see if the ice machine works or not. The motor was replaced last yr. under the warranty but now it's expired, should'nt the motor still be working? it has been about 1 yr. of life of it.
Check to see whether the ice maker has been turned\012 off. Here's how to check. Look for a wire along the right side of the \012ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If this wire is in the \012raised position, the ice maker is turned ...
Kenmore 53542 / 53544 Side by Side Refrigerator
I have a hotpoint side by side freezer/fridge. model #HSS25GFPJ WW, it is on the list of units with defective mother boards. i was sent a new mother board for free and i installed it. i am still having a heavy frosting problem generating from the ice tray area. it seems like the auto defrost is running way to long and i am getting water drops all over everything in the freezer and then it all re-freezes. food is partially thawing as well, this cycle continues over and over. could my defrost ther
I would suggest replacing the # 4 AND # 5 thermistors . The # 4 , tells the control board , the freezer coil temperature , then the board decides if it's time to defrost , and how long it needs to defrost . The defrost thermostat , only keeps the def ...
KitchenAid Architect KBFA25ERSS Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator
I have an Amana 26 cu.ft. side by side approx. 3 years old. The refridgerator side was warm so I cleaned the coils and it began to cool down. The compressor began to function and I thought all was well. About three weeks later both freezer and refridg became warm. I removed the food in freezer, took panel off and found a block of ice, everything was frozen. The fan was the only thing running. The compressor had not run for days.
Amana ASD2626HE Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator
Freezer is building up with ice, not defrosting properly and refrigerator has been getting warmer and warmer each day. milk and daily as well as cold cuts go bad in a day or two. cleaned out the bottom tray as well as the back of the fridge. its about 6 years old. any thoughts?
model # ARB2257csr
DEFROST PROBLEMThe evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost co ...
Amana ARB2257C Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
The fridge isn't working, but the freezer is. Defrosted everything when the same problem occured last week and the fridge started working again. But now, 10 days later, the freezer's back wall has iced up again and the fridge isn't working again - any ideas??
Its likley to be a temperamental thermostat doing this\015\012try changing it,, normaly when the thermostat gos off its will freez up or be-frost,,, ...
Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
The freezer keeps building up ice and the food defrosts.I removed everything and defrosted it with a hair dryer. Worked well for about 2 ;months now the same thing has happened. It's a side by side mode; #UKF7002AXX. Have had to dispose of all defrosted meats. Your help would greatly appreciated. The one in the garage keeps on ticking even though it sounds as though a bird has been trapped inside. thank you
The one in the garage need a fan motor maybe . the defrost problem would be the heater or the defrost terminator or the a d c adaptive defrost control . . therminator is most common is in back of freezer behind plate and above t ...
I have a Whirlpool/Kenmore Model 106.8607312 and the refrigerator section is not cooling but the freezer section is working. There is a lot of ice in the freezer section so i'm guessing the defrosting is not working. When i opened the freezer section to uncover the back it was covered in ice. I unplugged everything and let it melt. However i can't find the defrost timer to test if it works. I read somewhere that it may be be part of the ice maker. Can you help me find the defrost timer?
We ll see how u need to check the defrost timer....Before testing the defrost timer, unplug the freezer to avoid an electrical shock hazard.A mechanical defrost timer controls the defrost cycle of the appliance. In older models, the timer ...
Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with IceMagic Plus Ice Maker
The freezer seems to go into defrost mode and stays in it. The ice maker does not freeze the cubes as well. Unpluged the unit and cleaned coils and such. Plugged back in and it worked for a day then went into defrost mode and stayed there. The quick ice button does not work as well as it does not turn on the fan in the freezer side. I am thinking it is the mother board as the fan in the back of the unit behind the silver grill/panel works. Is there a diagnostic procedure I can do to make sure it
GE Profile PSF26PGS
GE Profile 21 cu ft. goes continuously except upon defrost, "once a day" for about 30 minutes. Unit cools both on freezer side and refrigerator side (ice cream ok and milk ok). Repairman replaced "cool control" unit and refrigerator still goes continuously. Under unit has been cleaned well. Any ideas on why the unit goes continuously"?
Open the doors and feel the middle strip.if that's hot check the condenser fan to make sure it's running and clean out the coil in the back.pull out the machine,remove the bottom panel,on the right side you'll see the coil,with a shop vac vac off the ...
GE Profile Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Dispenser Energy Star 25.6 Cu. Ft. - PSS26LGS
The freezer section was icing over so I defrosted it. Of course the lower section had warmed up due to the freezer part icing over. Later I plugged it in and the appliance began cooling. Over an hour later it quit running. There is nothing in the fan. I plugged it back in this morning and it still will not come on or make any sound.
Previous to defrosting the appliance was doing just fine.
It is about 12 years old.
Sounds like it went in to defrost after you plugged it up , if it doesn't come out of defrost after being plugged up for 30min then you need to replace the defrost control which will most likely repair your defrost problem as well ...
Hello, I have an Amana bottom freezer refrgerator. We noticed the freezer was not freezing that well. There was a fair bit of frost on the back panel inside the fridge. I removed the panel and in behind was a huge block of ice/frost covering everything tons of ice. I unplugged fridge and melted ice. I plugged fridge back in after all ice was gone and fridge worked fine for about 10 days till we noticed freezer not freezing that well again. I just pulled back panel inside fridge off again t
Either defrost heater is bad, defrost t-stat or the defrost control. Usually the t-stat is the first problem which is connected to the evaporator coils with one lead going to the heater. Hope this helps. Rick ...
I have a Jenn-Air side by side model JCB2388GR about 1 month ago the freezer coils and fan were iced up and both sides (refrigerator and freezer were not cooling/freezing properly) I defrosted the freezer and everything was fine. I did notice a clicking and buzzing sound coming from the frige side (near the temperature controls) and now it looks like the coils are iced up again on the freezer side which is still working but the frige side is not cooling. I think it may the defrost timer.
Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side Refrigerator
Seems the freezer door was not completely closed. Ice started ot melt and then form icicles! Well we closed the freezer the next morning. Now the ice maker and water dispensor are not working. In addition, the bottom crisper was frozen (set at warmest setting).
Will this repair itself or do I have to manually defrost the entire fridge? I would think the water tank was frozen and would defrost, but why would the ice maker stop working?
When you closed the door, the freezer froze all the condensation/melting ice,hence the icemaker freezing.\012the best solution is a TOTAL defrost/clean out,then dry out.DO NOT USE HOT WATER/SCRAPERS,let it defrost naturally or use car de-icer.w ...
Jenn-Air 21.6 cu. ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Filtered Ice and Water
I have a Sub Zero fridge about 15 years old. The Upper fridge compartment works well. The lower which is the freezer has ice buid up on the cover that is over the fan which is on the top of the lower freezer. Then the ice maker stops making ice. if i turn the freezer off and defrost all the ice build up (next day) and turn it back on all is ok for the next 3 weeks but then more ice buids up and the ice maker stops.
Try turning the thermostat down a little,..........don,t know what you got it set on ........but water freezes 32 degrees ...
Sub-Zero Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I have a fridgidaire model frs6r5esb side by side refridgerator. the freezer stopped keeping my ice cream frozen and eventually quit making ice. i checked the temp in the freezer and it was way too warm (barely freezing)
i pulled off the back panel of the inside of the freezer and found that the silver coil was frozen solid in a block of ice. i defrosted as much of it as i could and got about 60% of the ice off and started everything back up and it worked great for about 3 days then i saw it
Ok well believe it or not your problem has to do with a little heater... that keeps things free of ice like that, also check any drainage channels aren't blocked up where the excess drains away. it;s either not working, or the thermostat that contro ...
I have a luxury JennAir side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator (about 3 yrs old). 42" or so wide. I've had significant ice build-up in the freezer, around the fan unit. I have just turned the unit off, removed everything, dismantled everything up in to the cooling unit, and let all the ice melt. Is this what is required to defrost this refrigerator, or do I likely have a leak? I see no water dripping from above following defrost and cleanup. Note: this is the first time in three years th
Hi, my name is Audrey and I am a Jenn-Air employee. I would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your refrigerator. Please send me an email through our customer service address, \015\012 ...
Jenn-Air JSD2488G Side by Side Refrigerator
Hi I have a 2006 Whirlpool GC3SHEXNB03 side by side frig, the "gold" model. The freezer was not cooling well last night. I pulled the panel in the bottom front to access the coils. They had a lot of hair build up from our beloved Golden Retriever + dust + my own hair, like an inch thick. I vacuumed the front of the coils last night. Still did not cool well 12 hours later. It had made ice, but the ice was shining with a little water on it. I cannot set the temperature controls to zero (freezer) a
Hi, 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. \012If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips. ...
Whirlpool ED5VHGXM Side by Side Refrigerator