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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


Hello, John -

You have Fixya, where you posted your question, confused with some other business. Fixya.com is a website intended for asking and answering questions on how to go about REPAIRING THINGS. Fixya has no program for picking up old freezers and refrigerators ANYWHERE.

Best wishes.

Refrigerators | Answered 16 hours ago


MOST HAVE A PAN UNDER THEM TO CATCH IT THEN THE FAN EVAPORATES IT BUT YOU HAVE TO DETERMINE WHERE IT COMES FROM . WE CAN NOT AS WE ARE NOT THERE POSSIBLY WHEN IT AUTO DEFROSTS .

Refrigerators | Answered Yesterday


t49 is a comrecial fridge
they are not made to run quiet
is this in a house ?
if in house you may want to check with servicer about relocating condenser unit in basement? if noise is an issue
or you may want to look at true residential
if this is a new noise could be compressor condensor fan, vibration

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