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Whirlpool gx5fhtxvy04 - Icing up problem


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#1 griesmonkey

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:38 AM

I've defrosted the freezer once already due to water leaking out the front bottom.  Ice buildup was all over the fins and not allowing cold air to circulate to the upper fridge.  I cleared in all out and made sure it was working.  Put a new gasket on the freezer door.  Now I'm back to the bad ice buildup again.  Water isn't leaking yet but the fridge is warm and no air is getting up there.  What do I need to do to make sure it doesn't happen every three months??

 

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:47 AM

Virtually 100% probability that the Jazz control board is bad, very common problem with these units:  http://www.repaircli...2784415/1541423

 

Two common failure modes with these boards:  failure to initiate defrost and failure to stop the compressor during defrost.  

 

My five-part rock opera takes you through all the paces on this one from diagnosis, replacement, disassembly, defrosting, and reassembly of the freezer:

 



#3 griesmonkey

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:55 AM

Is that test mode procedure the same for the Whirlpool? 

 

God bless you for responding so quickly. 



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:58 AM

It's the exact same unit-- Amana (along with Maytag, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, and Roper) is owned and built by Whirlpool.  



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:14 AM

Is this guide available online at whirlpools site?

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:18 AM

Which guide-- the tech sheet?  Did you even watch the video?  It explains all that.  



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

Yea, the tech sheet.  You showed the first test and them seemed to skip to the #6 test.  Are those the only ones to be concerned with on this issue?  I apologize if I missed verbage in the video.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:40 AM

I even showed the location of the tech sheet.

There are four other videos in that playlist.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:22 AM

Could I leave it in force defrost mode to clear up the ice?



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

Yes and I frequently do this to assist in clearing the evaporator. But the problem will keep coming back unless you replace the Jazz board.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

I have the jazz board for pick up at lunch.  Thanks again for your help. 



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

Buy the board through the link above and help support this site. The part comes with a one year warranty if purchased thru this site. Otherwise, just a 90 day warranty.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

Ok, Thanks!






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