water is running out of the freezers rear cover i can see the heater glowing. it even melts the ice in the tray.there is even frost build up on top of door and on some shelves. what is causing this to happen? could it be the defrost timer?
Answer Jason, It doesn't sound like a defrost timer or heater. possibly a defrost thermostat, but not likely. It actually sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube and a block of ice in the drain pan. You'll need to remove the back wall of the freezer and clear the clog and ice in the drain pan. As for frost on the shelves and door, you could be spraying the defrost water, but check and make sure the dispenser door closes and seals, and the door gaskets seal against the front flange of the fridge. Good Luck.
If the refrigerator is cool one day, and the next it is not, could this be the timer-def or the heater?
Answer Hello Eric. Check and see if the unit is sticking in defrost, by turning the timer when it is not cooling, and see if the unit comes on. If so, you will need to replace the defrost timer 68233-2. Hope this helps.