On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:17:52 PM UTC-4, noname wrote:
1. Coils in freezer don't look frozen.
2. Frost in the automatic ice tray which it odd.
3. If I open the freezer door cool air comes in to the fridge from the fan duct.
4. If I close the freezer door cool air stops coming into the freezer.
5. Fans seem to be running.
On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:59:33 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Whirlpool. About 10 years old. Frost in the ice tray, hard to tell if there is frost in the evaporator coils. Air only blows into the fridge if I open the freezer door. Compressor sounds fine.
ice tray, hard to tell if there is frost in the
evaporator coils. Air only blows into the fridge
if I open the freezer door. Compressor sounds fine.
Whirlpool is my favorite brand of appliances. Yes,
I do repair some appliances. Simple, and the parts
are not killer expensive like GE.
From what you describe, I'm thinking defrost problems.
Is there snow on the back wall of the freezer?
Christopher A. Young
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On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:33:58 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Yes, some on the outside of the evaporator panel and in the ice tray. Pulling off the panel is a pain but it looks a bit frosted. For sure I only get cold air into the fridge from the cooling intake when I open the freezer door.
Three times in my life, I spent money on fixing a fridge. All three
times, I got screwed. Yesterday, I picked up a nearly new Amana HUGE
freezer for $125. I do know that they are just machines, and as such, a
knowledgeable person can fix a timer, or some simple component, and get
many more years of service. Just not me. Ymmv.
There is a small louvered doodad in the top wall between the fridge
and freezer. See if air is coming out. If not, is the fan running in
the back of the freezer? If not you have a port between freezer and
fridge iced up, maybe both.
Try checking the top port with both doors open. If air comes out it is
one of the bottom ports
The easiest fix, if you have a place to move the food, unplug it for a
day or so and leave both doors open. (maybe blowing a fan in there)
You can take all of the back covers off the back of the freezer side
and defrost it with a hair dryer but t is a pain getting it all apart
and back together.
BY the sound of it, defrost timer is going South, slowly the symptom
will get worse as more frost/ice builds up. Mean time compressor will
run longer and longer until it burns out. Timer is not that expensive.
(hope it is mechanical one, not electronic) Good luck.
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