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Summit... | Answered on Jan 13, 2019


FROM THE DEAD REFRIGERATOR STORE CALLED JUNK YARD

Summit... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


The right setting depends on how many door openings the fridge sees in a day and how packed with food it is. If the fridge is warm, try increasing the thermostat slightly to a higher number. Come back 24 hrs later to see if it has gotten better, You may need to do this a few times. If you don't get any results, then it's possible the thermostat is faulty or the fridge has a leak in the cooling system.

Summit... | Answered on Oct 13, 2018


Hi, One of the most common problems with frost-free refrigerators (and often with upright frost-free freezers) is drain freeze up. This is usually caused by the defrost drain clogging, then freezing. On older units, it can also happen when the insulation (usually open-cell Styrofoam) around the drain gets 'water-logged', as it often does over the years, causing ice to build up inside the drain.
The first symptom, at least in top-freezers, is usually water under the crisper drawers, on the floor of the refrigerator section.
In side-by-sides and upright freezers it'll appear as a nifty slab of ice on the freezer floor, eventually running water out onto the kitchen floor.

These are quick and easy to make. Just cut a piece of #12 copper wire (strip from regular 12-2WG 'Romex' household wire) about 6 inches long and bend it around a 1/4 inch round rod. A screwdriver shaft works well for this, but any 1/4 inch dia. piece of metal will do.
Now when your refrig or freezer drain clogs and you find the trough under the evaporator full of ice, here's what you do.
Clear the
ice, open the drain (use hot water in your one gallon pressure sprayer and a wet-vac, and hang this little piece of copper on the defrost heater, so it extends down the drain. On most units, this is a black rod under the evaporator coil. Some use a radiant heater inside a glass tube, with which you can use this method, but you must carefully bend the hook on your copper wire to the diameter of the glass, being sure it puts no pressure on the glass.
This heater is responsible for melting all that frost that we don't have to deal with since the advent of Frost-free units, and it glows a dull red during the defrost cycle, so there's plenty of excess heat for our purpose.
Anyway, since copper's such a good conductor of heat, some of the defrost heater's energy will transfer down the copper wire, into the drain, and keep it open. What I like to call 'stupidly simple', this uses no extra electricity and works extremely well!
One precaution: hang this piece of copper *loosely* over the defrost heater. Don't squeeze or crimp it on, or you risk causing a "hot spot", damaging the heater.
Note: I get a lot of questions as to whether this wire will melt the rubber drain grommet or plastic drain tubing. I've installed literally hundreds of these wires (wish I'd kept count!) and have never seen any damage caused to those areas.
Keep in mind that when the unit switches into defrost, the inside of the freezer is at or below zero. Most defrost cycles last 20 minutes max, with the heater shutting down before the cycle
ends, so the warmth that travels down this little copper wire isn't nearly intense enough to melt anything but ice.

Hope this makes sense! Good luck
David

Summit... | Answered on Jun 15, 2018


Is it possible that the ice making routine has been accidentally turned on and the mechanism is trying to turn out ice cubes?. Mine hums several times a day until I turn of "ice making" on the front panel.
As for the water leaks, they could be due to a blocked outlet for the defrost water to escape to the outside for evaporation. Mine did exactly the same and I could the outlet tube (hidden behind an internal back panel) blocked by small food debris and a large plug of mould.

Refrigerators | Answered 12 hours ago


Indeed... yes!

Your model number did NOT equate to any USA (domestic)

refrigerators EMPTY it out...
POWER REMOVED and With doors wide open
allow it to defrost COMPLETELY (72 hours).
Be prepared for your DEFROST Pan to overflow
(( possibly bath towels + move away from wall )).
Something as simple as an ICE Cube stuck
in your chute tube or door... or a pizza box
hold the door open a TINY bit can cause HUGE
frost problems...
FROST will block AIR FLOW...
Air flow is the HEART-BEAT of every REFRIGERATOR - FREEZER

Use NO HEAT...
You can speed the process with a ROOM FAN
but remember even a MODEST amount of HEAT can destroy the plastic parts inside your Refrig/Freezer.

If the situation recurs..
You definitely have a DEFROST system failure
Three elements: Two of which can be TESTED with a
simple OHM Meter...


The CONTROL BOARD (costly) or DEFROST timer...
(pretty reasonable... especially if you RISK eBay
( I do... a whole lot.. very successfully ).

Good luck... A little care and patience can save $$$$
Your model number

Refrigerators | Answered 17 hours ago


Hello Linda Gordon,

Most competent refrig repair folks will tell
you (honestly) the VERY BEST thing you can
do is find a safe place for your food...
EMPTY it out...
POWER REMOVED and With doors wide open
allow it to defrost COMPLETELY (72 hours).
Be prepared for your DEFROST Pan to overflow
(( possibly bath towels + move away from wall )).
Something as simple as an ICE Cube stuck
in your chute tube or door... or a pizza box
hold the door open a TINY bit can cause HUGE
frost problems...
FROST will block AIR FLOW...
Air flow is the HEART-BEAT of every REFRIGERATOR - FREEZER

Use NO HEAT...
You can speed the process with a ROOM FAN
but remember even a MODEST amount of HEAT can destroy the plastic parts inside your Refrig/Freezer.

If the situation recurs..
You have a DEFROST system failure
( but that is unlikely because your symptoms
would be a WARM refrigerator section... The FREEZER would SEEM adequate ( for a while )).

I hope you give this a TRY before hiring
the a Samsonite (opinion: like ) GORILA ..
abuse you formerly FAITHFUL refrigerator.
your poor refrigerator
Good luck & happy hunting

Refrigerators | Answered 18 hours ago


Look in the crisper drawer and you should see a slide or a vent. You need to close them to keep the cold out. Your fridge should be between 2 and 4'C.

See these tips

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=crisper+drawers+is+freezing

Refrigerators | Answered 18 hours ago


Its probably the warning code to tell you its not getting cold enough. Possibly the evaporator fan isn't working or there is a blockage in one of the air ducts or possible refrigeration system problem. I would suggest you get a F and P Tech to look at it.

Refrigerators | Answered Yesterday


Usually a small trough at the rear of the inside of the cabinet. It blocks with a bacterial colony. Clean and tip a tablespoon of bleach down it.

Refrigerators | Answered Yesterday

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