My freezer stops freezing and I have to take everything out of freezer. Then I un plug it for about 12 hours then plug it back in and then it seems to start working fine again. This happens randomly about every 4-6 months. I have to check freezer constantly because I am worried it will quit on me. What can be causing this?
Answer Hello Tonny. If there is a defrost issue, Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html