I have ice buildup on the floor of my refrigerator. Manually defrosted it using a hair drier and ensured the drain hole under the unit was clean. But it started icing up again after a week.
I guess the defrost timer or defrost element is broken. Found them on the parts list but how do I get to them in the refrigerator (through front or back)?
To access the evaporator to change out the defrost heater you would need to remove the lower shelves and pull the evaporator cover off. Most likely the water on the floor is not from the defrost heater being broken or the defrost timer. In most cases the drain is clogged and causes the ice build up. It may be necessary to either snake the drain or if the drain hose can be pulled off to remove the drain hose and clean thoroughly.
No matter where you set the temp. control, it runs all the time. And it is not getting cold enough to make ice and the freezer is not very cold. Thanks
Answer Hello Bob,
Make sure the center divider isn't too hot indicating the coils need to be cleaned or the condenser fan motor could have an issue. If this isn't an issue, you should open the back wall of the freezer compartment to check that the evaporator fan is running at full speed causing an air flow issue and there is no ice ball at the point the freon lines come into the freezer compartment indicating a freon loss.
My refrigerator runs all the time no matter where I set the dial. Freezer stays really cold, but at this time does not seem to be frosting up. Have just noticed this within the last week..
Answer Hello Bob. Check and make sure the condenser coils are clean and the condenser fan motor is running properly. If all is good, and the temp is to cold, you may need to replace the control WR9X411 in the unit.
The refrigerator trips the circuit breaker when I turn up the thermostat
Answer Hello Brian. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the thermostat is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit. Make sure the compressor is not grounded out on the unit.
Fridge runs for 10 hours and shuts off. I have to turn the dial timer for it to come back on.
Answer Hello Judd. Based on the information you provided, the defrost timer is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.
I have to defrost the defrost heater with my blow dryer to get the temp up on the refrigerator side. It freeze up and will not defrost but when I use the hair dryer it start working again so I need to know which part is bad. thanks, Mae
You will want to test the defrost thermostat and defrost heater for continuity. If there is no continuity then replace that part. If there is continuity on both parts then the control board 241739709 is defective and would need to be replaced.
Hello, the fan is not moving because its froze up and now there is no cold air moving to the refregerator, what could it be?
If the evaporator fan has frost building around it causing it to not turn then you would have a defrost failure and would want to check for continuity on the defrost heater and thermostat. If either does not have continutiy then it nees to be replaced. If they do have continuity then you would want to replace the defrost timer. If there is not frost clogging the fan and the fan is not spinning but has 120vac to it then the fan motor should be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The fan isnt working is there a part that controls it?
Answer Hello Bill,
The fan circuit goes through the defrost timer. If the motor is not working you will want to check to make sure that there is power getting to the fan. The fan should have 120 vac. If no power then check the defrost timer to make sure that power is leaving defrost timer to the fan motor.