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You need to replace the defrost heater and cover up the exposed wires.

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clean ice from drain hole then take a wire hanger and cut it to about 3-4 inches , wrap one end around defrost element anf the other end down the drain hole . use a turkey baster to force VERY hot water down drain hole to clear build up and debris

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NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.
Be sure the BACK COVER is in place and hasnt been accidently removed.

If you need more help GO HERE:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html


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Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it.
If it runs then that cold control is the problem.
If this doesn't work Do this

That is probably the compressor relay or cold control (Thermostat
The relay is on the compressor and needs replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.

If you need more help GO HERE:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.



If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator
Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101



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check to make sure that your compressor is working if not then thats where we can start diagnosiing where the problem is coming from? also when checking the compressor check to see if there is alot of heat coming from the compressor area please message me back and remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation. Thanks again

Rick

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if the unit has iced up then the efficiency will drop considerably.do a 24hour total defrost and dry thoroughly.DO NOT use hairdryers/scrappers as they only deice the surface ice.....if that dont work get back, as its free.....

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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


heatman101

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Hello,


  • Take food out of freezer
  • Take rack out
  • Take out any ice cube racks
  • Remove ice accumulated in the bottom of the compartment (I used a hammer)
  • Unscrew the back panel inside the freezer compartment
  • You won't be able to remove the panel right away because of the plastic duct is mated to the bottom of the freezer compartment.
  • Lift the panel up to unmate the duct and the bottom, and pull the top end of the panel toward you. Don't pull too hard because there are electrical wires attached to it.
  • Disconnect the wires and remove the panel / duct.
  • I saw an accumulation of ice and a hole.
  • Remove whatever ice you can.
  • Pour boiling water into the hole to remove ice inside the hole.
  • You'll know you've succeeded when water runs easily down the hole.
  • The water should collect underneath the fridge - there is a grille that you can remove (Just pull) and you'll see a pan where the water is collecting.
I just did this so I'm not sure if it will happen again ...

Good luck

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There should be a narrow plastic funnel accross the back of the fridge. This may have mould and food particles in it. Wipe clean and get a length of fine "piano wire". Push this gently down the hole, twisting to get it past the bend. This probably leads to the top of the compresor tank where it normally flows and evaporates. When you find a piece of suitable wire, keep it for future use. hold

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canned air, wire hanger, anything thick and flexible.

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check the fan near the condenser and see if it is working. If not then that is the problem

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After facing the same issue (defrosting, cleaning the drain, drain gets blocked again...start again: defrost, etc..) I decided to try to give it one last go:
1. Defrost

2. Clean & rinse the drain (ensure is fully clean and I can pass liquid through the drain).

3. Get a ~30 cm pure copper wire
In my case I took a 3amp power cable, and took the copper wire from one of the cables.

4. Wrap one end of the copper wire around the copper coil at the back of the fridge (where the coil is warmest)

5. Insert the other end of the copper wire in the drain (just above the drip tray). I inserted ~15cm of wire into the drain.

The purpose of these last steps was to ensure there was no "freezing" happening on the drain. The copper effectively will keep the temperature inside the drain above freezing.

Not sure how permanent this might be.. so far at least I'm getting more months than with the previous symptoms treatments ;)

Best of luck!

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is this a manual type unit or just a chest type freezer if just a freezer as soon as it reaches a temp of 08 the alarm should stop

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Without seeing this I can't tell you a price or exact fault but the first free thing to try that could likely fix it. unplug the unit from the power and leave both the doors open for 48hrs so the unit is 100% defrosted then try again. cheers.

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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

heatman101

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Condenser is clean ? Then look in back of freezer for ice build up on coils

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Well the only way to check it out completely is like you said going from inside your freezer and I like to pour water down the line to make sure it drains.

Take the back panel off inside your freezer and locate the opening of the drain. You will see the collection tray just under your coils and in the middle you will see the opening. Now if it is blocked by ice just take a couple tea spoons of table salt and pour on the opening. Ice will melt very fast and then the opening will clear and then take some water and pour down it.

If the opening is clear just pour water down and observe the drain pan under the unit and see if it comes in there.










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