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#1 dive29

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:18 PM

So here's my dilema.  My fridge started getting warm, popcicles in the frezer melting and refigerator side not cold. I noticed that the fan wasn't blowing much air so I took the food out and unplugged it for 24hrs to melt. Fired it back up again and everything was looking good. Then I realized that it wasn't turning off. Like at all. I did some internet research and figured with the freezer icing up it was probably the defrost timer. I replaced that with a new one and it still does not shut off. It was running on the cold side no matter what I set the cold control at but now it is warming up again. Does this sound like a bad cold control or should I be looking somewhere else? Thanks in advance for the help. I really can't afford a new refrigerator right now.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:46 PM

Unplugging for 24 hrs may not have cleared up all the ice. I suggest accessing the evaporator, examining it and the defrost drainage tube and clear any blockage and doing the same for the air and return vents

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#3 dive29

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:53 PM

I will give that a try. When I plugged it back in, it was running just over freezing no matter if it was set at half or the lowest setting on the cold control. Would it still being iced up cause that too?



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

... accessing the evaporator, examining it

and post pictures of various (times) stages of frost patterns

 

 


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#5 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:16 PM

I will give that a try. When I plugged it back in, it was running just over freezing no matter if it was set at half or the lowest setting on the cold control. Would it still being iced up cause that too?


it's possible, but we want to make sure the fridge is in its normal operating condition before we make any assumptions. Also return the controls to their normal recommended settings. We want to eliminate as many variables as possible.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:39 PM

Definitely iced up again.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

Yep, access the evap and advance your timer into defrost. If the heater comes on then it was your timer but original ice was not sufficiently removed. If the heater does not come on then test the heater and defrost limit.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:14 PM

Is the heater the lightbulb filliment looking thing btween the upper and lower sets of coils?



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

I found a pic of the elements. Both are bone cold.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:50 PM

Defrost thermostat has no continuity when hot or cold.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

Defrost thermostat has no continuity when hot or cold.

 

 

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