Posted 04 June 2005 - 12:27 PM
If the ice is powdery/fluffy, check to make sure the door seal is ok and that there was nothing that was keeping the door unnoticably ajar, allowing air in and causing the evaporater to choke. Try to find the position of the defrost timer, this is what activates the elements in the FC. Turn the dial slowly until you hear a click( if it clicks as you turn it listen for the loudest click) and switch the fridge back on. One of two things should happen, if the timer is in the right position, either the ice will start to melt as the elements have been switched on, which means the timer is faulty, or the timer will start to tick/run and about 20 mins later the fridge will turn back on, this indicates the problem is in eiter the element or the defrost thermostat. Alternatively the fridge could have an electronic defrost timer which makes thing a bit harder. If the element doesnt come on the hair dryer trick works great, try this and let us know what happens.