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pascal

Member Since 07 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 01 2012 01:37 PM

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Thermador T18ID80NLP Freezer

29 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

Good day, can anyone help in locating the manual for a Thermador T18ID80NLP freezer?

Corresponding model numbers in Siemens brand is S18ID80NLP. Appliance also exists as Bosch and Gaggenau in foreign markets.

Many thanks,
Pascal

Water Dispenser Issue Thermador T18ID80NLP Freezer

29 December 2011 - 02:32 PM

Hi folks,

Whilst I monitor the defrost problems on this Thermador T12ID80NLP freezer I'm going to try and tackle the pulsating water dispenser issue. Maybe they're related (electrical issue), maybe not.

Background: purchased freezer at auction knowing it would need work, this is no surprise.

Problem: water dispenser pulsates when dispensing water. Once in a while it streams water smoothly but 98% of the time it does not, instead I get a rhythmic on/off pulsation.

Steps taken:
  • I have replaced the dispenser's valve and that hasn't changed the situation.
  • I have checked both the new and old valves with my tester and they ohm out at the same value, the original valve seems to still be good, maybe I'll return the new one.
  • Valve is 120Vac ~60Hz (as per label applied to it). Voltmeter testing the valve's connector while pressing the "water" button on dispenser I'm not getting a steady 120V at all... More like an unsteady flicker never reaching 115V once.
  • Checked freezer receptacle with voltmeter, rock solid 115V. This is a new house with new wiring, panel and service so no surprise there.
Next steps:
  • Apply 115V directly to the valve to see if that dispenses water smoothly? Is that a smart troubleshooting step?
  • Take apart dispenser and proceed with further diagnostic in the buttons / panel there?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Pascal

Frost situation on Thermador Freedom 18" Freezer T18ID80NLP

07 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

Hi all,

I recently purchased a used Thermador Freedom 18" fully integrated freezer at auction. Got it for a song, all kinds of brackets and stuff missing but it got cold and appeared to work well so I decided to try using it.

Biggest issue took some time to spring up, there's a frost problem with it. The panel at at the top inside the freezer had broken clips when I purchased it and now I know why... the coils are building up with ice and it's pushing down on the panel enough to break it loose. The ice maker also stopped functioning, I figure the water delivery pipe is frozen as well.

Evidently the defrost heater isn't doing its job... I've never troubleshooted a modern freezer like this... in what order should I start throwing parts at this, any tips from the gurus? Help!
  • Failed controller?
  • Failed timer / device?
  • Failed defrost heating element?
Obligatory photos, from my terrible cell phone. Culprit is on left. Pardon the appearance, drywall isn't finished yet and paneling isn't installed either.

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The issue is evident here, the top panel is packed solid with ice which is pushing it down.

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Thanks in advance,
Pascal


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