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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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There is a defrost timer that starts the defrost. It may be in the section where the temperature controls are located. You will find a round hold with a clutch head screw accessible through the hole. Turn the screw clockwise SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. The system should then be in the defrost mode. Wait about 25 minutes and if the timer is good the system should go back into the cooling mode. If it does NOT, advance the timer to the next click and get a replacement timer. The defrost should have taken place if there is no other problem. If the unit went back into the cooling mode and defrost did not take place your problem is in the freezer section behind the rear wall. There you will find two items, a defrost heater and a defrost thermostat. You can check out the heaters with an Ohm meter. No reading, open, means replace the heater.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Hi, I would try putting your refrigerator and freezer control switches on medium. Good Luck,I hope this helps you out.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Check to see if the run-off tube at the back is plugged.
I dont know how old the fridge is - but if it a couple years old check at the back or the fridge - there should be a tube running down the back of the fridge down into the bottom tray. This tube funnels water from the freezer (condensation, or water from the defrost) down onto the tray holding the compressor where it evaporates with help from the heat off the compressor. Sometimes this tube can get plugged up with some scum or mineral deposits, causing the built up water to drain from inside the fridge.
The tube shouldn't be too hard to remove and clean out with some hot water and pipe cleaners. Had the same issue on on a GE fridge last year.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
There are a few points need to be checked. 1) is the compressor still working? (any noise coming from it).2) if its working check if the evaporator is iced up, (a specific part of the internal lining is cold). 3) Check if the evaporator fan is working. (any noise when the door switch is pressed). If compressor is working, fan is running, and it;s iced up, most likely the timer is malfunctioned or defrost heater is not working. Easiest way is to switch the unit off for at least 8 hrs and switch it on again to try.
Posted on May 04, 2009
Sounds to me you are having a ice blockage and or defrost problem. When that happens water can not get outside of the refrigerator. If you look inside the rear of freezer you may see a frost line or layer building on rear panel. You may just need to begin manual defrost until we can get a look at the evaporator coils and condensate collection tray. Unplug and begin and let me know your model number. I can help if you like, Sea Breeze
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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