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#1 kari

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:19 PM

We have had 100-degree temperatures here this week. I noticed my freezer wasn’t cooling well and it wasn’t vacuum sealing the door shut so we removed all the food and I noticed there was ice build up on the bottom. I removed the back panel to look at the evaporator and it had ice on it too but not as much as I thought it would. I defrosted the freezer and plugged it back in the next day. I can hear the fan and the inside is starting to cool and is vacuum sealing now. I am concerned about the ice build up I had the same problem with my inside refrigerator freezer and a sensor had to be replaced but we were lucky enough to have an extended warranty. This freezer is opened about 15 times a day by the kids so I thought that would cause the build up of ice but it is frost free. I tested for continuity and couldn’t find a problem except with the capacitor-run .220 vac , 15 microfarad. But I’m not sure this would work when disconnected from the freezer. Please help any Ideas would be helpful. Thank you so much.


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Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:06 PM

If this is a frost-free freezer and you're getting frost on the evaporator coils, then something has failed in the defrost system.  It's gonna be one of three things:  defrost timer, defrost thermostat (also called a terminator) or the defrost heater.  Use your meter to test the continuity of the heater.  If it's good, replace both the terminator and the timer. 

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:21 AM

Quick question, and sorry if I step on toes...

 

Where was the ice build up?

 

If it was on the back pannel and it was small flaked frost then it may be a defrost problem... But if it was on the bottom of the cavity, near the front, and it was larger flaked frost or ice then it could be a door seal problem.

 

You said the door is opened alot which makes me think the frost or ice was not on the back panel...

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