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Water on the bottom inside the fridge

Hello Simon Kaloussdian,

I dearly love refrigerators... if for nothing else... they sit
for decades working their hearts out... usually to never be given a second thought .

I'm looking at your 280 day old Daewoo top freezer
report... (only by researching your history)...
INFO: Country, features, history & model number?

So... no door service... water/ice service ELIMINATES
a lot of concerns... You are basically looking at
a DEFROST, drainage or air-leak problem...

From your previous issue...
you know the EVAPORATOR collects ice...
Your DEFROST circuit... routinely removes it...
Or should:
There are only 3 defrost elements:
- TIMER/Control (clock or Circuit board)
- Defrost thermostat (restrains EVAP heater)
- Defrost heater (warms.... only)

A clear drain to the DRAIN-PAN allows the moisture to be externally collected & removed (usually evaporative)...

ASSUMING all your door gaskets are good... you must have a blocked drain (I'm suspecting a clogged EVAPORATOR PAN).

Usually a dose of warm (only: not hot) soapy water
is enough to get the drain flushed out...

fit a soda straw (or flex tube) to the bottom of the
drain tube and blow up...

Working FANS and clean condensers are CRITICAL to satisfactory cooling.

FIND YOUR original parts list / owners manual
Comment me back if you want to discuss...
I'm here daily.

Carnac the Magnificent

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Why dose ac come on with heater

A/C may run if control is in the defrost position.

Mar 10, 2015 | 2005 Kia Sedona

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Maytag sxs; freezer frosts up no defrost + runs all the time + fridge side is cold.? Thanks.

Try to turn the defrost timer manually to force into defrost. If the frig defrost the ice then replace defrost timer. If unit dose not defrost the ice then check defrost heater and replace if needed.

Oct 26, 2014 | Refrigerators

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Why mu refrigerator rrtg21pabb ia working but not freeze

If the refrigerator is not defrosting, the defrost control board might be defective. The defrost control board monitors several conditions and determines how often to run the defrost cycle. If the board fails, the refrigerator will not go into the defrost cycle. Eventually, ice will build up on the evaporator coil and then the refrigerator and or freezer will not stay cold enough. This will depend on where the evaporator is located. It's prudent to check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat for continuity before replacing the defrost control board.

Aug 27, 2014 | Haier RRTG21PABB 20.7 cu ft Two Door...

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My coils in the bottom rear of the freezer keep freezing up like every month - which causes the air flow to the top fridge area to not work. I have to keep unplugging and blow drying the ice to melt it...

The problem is it is not going through a defrost cycle. with out model number i don't know if it is a board or a defrost timer that starts the defrost cycle, but three things can cause it not to defrost. One defrost timer, two defrost heater bad and three defrost termination switch bad. If it has a defrost timer on it you can find it in three spots either in the back of the unit, the front bottom or in the frig next to the thermostat. there will be a spot where you can insert a screw driver and turn it clock wise until the frig turns off and at that point it should be in a defrost as long as the defrost heater is working it will melt the ice. If it does work then the defrost timer needs to be replaced. if you are not sure then call a service company to check it out no matter what this is cheaper than a new frig. Refrigerators are a sealed system on the refrigerant side and dose not loose refrigerant unless it has a freon leak which it would not cool even withe all the ice melted. If you are turning unit odd and letting the ice melt and turning it back on and it cools for a few days then it is not going through a defrost cycle.

Feb 05, 2018 | Whirlpool GX5FHDXVQ Energy Star Gold 24.8...

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I have a GE side by side GSS25JFCC Dose not defrost. After a week or so the coils are completely iced up. Changed the defrost thermostat with no change. Had the inside cover off and could see the heater...

if the heater was glowing thats good and you changed the defrost thermo . and thats good .. . the problem is the main board / in the back .. very costley . that is the defrost control and you need to replace it mm hope this helps .. feed backl pls ..

Jul 10, 2011 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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My frezer stops working ice dose not work but fridg does

On a GE refrig , with this problem , have a professional out to tell you what the problem is and then you get the part and repair it . You could have a defrost problem ( bad heater , bad defrost t-stat , bad thermistor ) . If the fan does not work , possibly a main control board . The icemaker has to be at least 5 degrees before it will work . Best way to determine if a defrost problem , is to see if there is frost on the rear panel of the freezer .

Jul 16, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Frost in the freezer compartment, no ice

You have a Heater Core Problem. Empty the Freezer and remove the Back Panel. Use a Hair Dryer to Defrost all the Coils. at the Bottom there is a Relay, Take that and get a New one.

Jan 01, 2009 | Jenn-Air Refrigerators

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Dose not stay cold

you have a defrost problem it could be:bad defrost timer,defrost heater or defrost therm.

Dec 12, 2007 | Frigidaire FRS26RLECS Side by Side...

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