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#1 Applianceman97

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

Freezer not freezing. All functions test okay. No error codes. Defrost works. Air damper works. All fans work. Freezer runs around 28 degrees. Fresh food is at 37. Evaporator has frozen water droplets all over it but frost pattern looks okay. Im thinking its the thermistor but would like some feedback from you guys. Ive only worked on a few of these so I neef some backup. Thanks
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:59 PM

what is the temp at the evaporator? If the temp up and down the evap is 0 or less then your compressor is cycling off too soon or the fridge is defrosting too often. I would change all sensors in the freezer. Did you ohm test sensors or did you rely on the diagnostics? Just like on a GE the diagnostics only check for open or short thermistors... you have to check them for tolerance manually.

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#3 Applianceman97

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:09 PM

I did not test them. Didnt have the specifics on what they should read. I know it changes with temp but the tech sheet didnt have any info at all. I cant believe this thing is having problems. Its only 1 year old

I didnt check the evap itself for temp. I actually never thought of doing that. Thanks for the tip durham. (One of those things I should already know ill blame it on me dumb punk kid lol)
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:51 AM

With these foreign jobs, I feel like a rookie every time I face one. But as the Samurai reminds me from time to time "they still aint nuthin' but a fridge." You'll find the thermistor specs in the manual http://appliantology...service-manual/

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

Freezer not freezing. All functions test okay. No error codes. Defrost works. Air damper works. All fans work. Freezer runs around 28 degrees. Fresh food is at 37. Evaporator has frozen water droplets all over it but frost pattern looks okay. 

 

Evap coil temp will tell the story.  Use your IR gun to shoot the coil temp, should be around -20 to -15F.  If that coil temp is well above 0F, there's a sealed system problem.  



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:04 AM

... frost pattern looks okay

pictures ?

Freezer Light turning OFF ?


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#7 Applianceman97

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

Dont know how to post pics from my mobile device. And yes the freezer light is turning off.

I got burned ONE TIME on a freezer light that wasnt turning off. Took me 2 trips to find the problem and almost 2 hours. I felt like a total idiot. Since then I always check the light first. Im not getting burned again.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:38 PM

Dont know how to post pics from my mobile device. And yes the freezer light is turning off.
 

 

 

Here's how I do it from my iPhone-- same idea would apply for Android platform, too:

 



#9 Applianceman97

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

So just to let you guys know. Went back and checked theristors. All checkef okay. Then I pulled the evap cover off and discovered no frost at all. Entire evap was wet. Condensor was a bit warm in one spot only. Freezer was 30 degrees and refer was 40. Looks like a sealed system issue to me. Just wondering with no frost pattern at all how is the freezer still at 30?
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

only a few degrees below freezing and probably at time above freezing.  With  the fan blowing, doors opening,etc not much frost would appear.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

Unplugged evap fan and I shut the door. After 10 minutes no frost and evap was at 40 degrees(checked with ir gun)
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:28 PM

 If the compressor is running , Sounds like somebody needs to take advantage of upcomming  Father's day sales at the local big box stores.

 

This is probably one of those fridges sold below manufacturer's cost which brought about the charge of "dumping" by the government (and probably spurned on by whirlpool).  Some of the bottom freezer designs made by LG and Samsung and sold by Sears were sold so cheap that I suspect the quality control was lacking.  Now I'm not bashing those companies by no means, but I will tell customers to avoid the "too good to be true" prices on some bottom freezer models sold by Sears.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:22 PM

... no frost at all. Entire evap was wet. Condensor was a bit warm in one spot only.

right after a Defrost Cycle ?


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#14 Applianceman97

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

I thought that it may have gone through defrost as well but when I got there the compressor was running and I let it run for over 15 minutes and got no change in evap temp.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

Break out the jelly 'cause it sounds like toast.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

Mmmmm. Sourdough.
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