My fridge will run o.k. for a few days and then defrost long enough to
melt all the stuff in the freezer. We replaced the defrost timer and
the defrost thermostat and we are still having this problem. Where do
we go from here? Is there anything else a DIY person can do or is it
time to call in a professional? I'm so bugged that this relatively
new fridge is not working!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Send me the model number and I'll see what I can come up with.
It may indeed be time for a pro, but it sounds like you're on the
right track. But the model number'll get us 'on the same page.'
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Some model# helps.
Defrost how?....shuts off completly with the lights off, shuts off
completly with the lights on, still is running but defrosts??
Any noises ( clicking ) when this defrosting occurs?
Cleaned the condensor coils lately?
*If* the refrigerator is sitting there dead ( no noises ), and is
defrosting with the light on....-lightly- tape the cold
control/thermostat knob with a butter knife to see if maybe the cold
control/thermostat is shutting off and forgetting to come back on.
Appliance Repair Aid
Well, i just replaced the timer and thermostat on my 15 year old
whirlpool. Put it all back together and it seemed all was well.
Wife called today and said the freezer ice was melting. The light
was still on so the unit had power. I told her to advance the defrost
timer manually and it came back on. Sounds similar to what you had happen.
After looking closely at the instructions on the timer
(imagine that, who needs to read the instructions?)
There is a lead that has to be put over one of the terminals
to set how the defrost timers works. The old time had a ground lead
coming out of it. I assumed that's what the new one was.
I just changed my wire to the right position (i hope) tonight.
Hopefully, all is now well. Look closely at your instructions and set
the loose wire on the timer as required.
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