I use some sort of extreme foil tape found in the hvac section at home depot. I guess the most important thing is for it to be waterproof and freeze resistant.
and following up on the damper issue, make sure air can blow across the evap and into the fridge and any air return ports must also be free of ice/obstruction. Put all temp controls on recommended setting
That's exactly what I was talking about. I have lots of that, so that's what I've used. Seems to stick well and make a good seal.
when reading your post it looks like you turned off the fridge and defrosted it ?
if this is true , it's a bad idea . now your back to zero , with no way to know anything
was the coil frozen up ? you have no way to know , you defrosted it
was the fan jammed ? you have no way to know , you defrosted it
was the drain blocked with ice ? you have no way to know you defrosted it
do you have a good frost pattern ? again you don' know
does the defrost heater work properly ? without a frozen coil even if you put it in defrost , it's not going to come on , so who knows !
never , never unplug a fridge that is not working properly , you loose the clues that tell you whats wrong
the best you can do is place the cover back on , plug it in , wait 24-48 hours then do the following
place the defrost timer in defrost , remove cover and be sure defrost heater is working
leave in defrost , within 30 mins it will come out of defrost , if not you got a bad timer
if it does , most likely you got a good timer
when your done , run a little water down the drain just to make sure it's working
Point taken. This is my first fridge repair so I focused on what made sense to be the problem based on my linked post.
I've given everything a really good cleaning, and put everything back together, then plugged her back in. I can feel cool air coming out of the vent at the top of the fridge, so it looks like it might be working. With everything together, would their be another obvious way to determine if the defrost cycle is working without opening her up again, or is that my only option to be sure it's functioning (and wont spoil food over christmas)?
Newbie question. Where does the water go when it is spilled down the drain?
For now I've put in an ice cube tray into the freezer and a beer into the fridge as a first test. If all goes well, I'll drink the beer
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