I removed the back panel again, and this time the evaporator coils are frosted over, but I noticed a black, sticky substance hanging down from where the copper coil connects to the evaporator coil. This time, the repair won't be under warranty and I wonder if its even worth bringing someone out to look at it, or just bite the bullet and get a new refrigerator.
I've posted some pictures of what the first problem was, how the evaporator coil looked when fixed, and now the current problem.
1) First problem - evaporator coil blocked or leakage in 08/2009
2) After defrosting, technician replaced evaporator coil (08/2009)
3) Proper operation of evaporator coil (08/2009)
4) Current problem - frosting inside freezer with ice forming. Auto-defrost doesn't seem to work. View of evaporator coil. What is black stuff hanging?
5) Black stuff seems to be "insulation" material over coupling to evaporator coil and has melted?
6) Evaporator coil frosting, but too much. Is it worth repairing again or just get a new fridge?
Can anyone provide a diagnosis and some suggestions?
Edited by RegUS_PatOff, 24 February 2011 - 10:58 AM.