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 Posted: Fri Jul 30th, 2010 03:24 am
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Got to remove item #'s 2,15,14 to get to item # 9. Item # 9 should have an even layer of frost on the entire 2 rows of coils. If only part of the coil is frosted and the rest are clean and the compressor is running then it's very bad news.




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Okay... unplugged and pulled the bottom of the fridge compartment apart. Exposed coilds and plugged thew unit back in.

The Times are from the point of plugging back in

5 Minutes:


9-10 Minutes:


It seems to be frosting both coils, but one at a time.

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lay the cover back down on the coils and shut the door for 30 min. DONT unplug the unit.



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Done. Unit covered, making a cup of tea...

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30 Minute photos:



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ok, 3 questions....

1) is the compressor running?

2) can you hear a fan in the freezer running?

3)the last 3 or 4 coils on the right without any frost are they pretty cold or just cool or room temp.?



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Honestly, I'm not sure how to tell if the compressor is running. It feels hot to the touch, if that tells you anything...

The fan in the freezer is running and blowing air. Water has started leaking into the freezer again. :(

The last few coils are not as cold as the others, but are significantly colder than the surrounding air.

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lay the cover back on the coils, put thermometers back in and leave doors closed until morning. if you still have a 20 degree freezer and the coils look the same then you have a gas leak :(



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gas leak as in coolant leak?

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yes, as in need a new refrigerator :(



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okay, thanks. We will see what the morning holds.

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An obvious question just popped to mind...

Should I turn the fridge and/or freezer down to maximum coldness for tonight? They are currently on the C/5 medium levels.

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nope, shouldn't have to turn the unit any higher for it to cool properly.where you have it set at is the factory recommended settings.



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Alright...

The fridge was at 40 degrees

The freezer was 15 degrees

The coils are now fully frosted the the frosting is clearly weaker on one side:



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Its close but it still sounds like you may have a small gas leak (if your thermometers are accurate. Its been over 36 hours and it doesn't take that long for the freezer to get to 0.

Close it back up until tonight, I want to check something, I'll post back later.



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I considered that the thermometers might be at issue. I replaced them last night with new ones. (Needed new thermometers anyway)

I'm patient... I've been learning a LOT during this process. Thanks. :)

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On your way home from work (if you don't have any empty containers around the house) pick up about 4 gallons on water and put them in the frige and let it run with the doors shut. Although the freezer still should have gotten to 0 by now I want to give it the benefit of the doubt and rule out short cycling due to the frige being empty.



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Water has been put in the fridge, but I don't think that is going to matter.

I'm ashamed to admit the fact that I didn't note the damaged deal on the freezer door...





It would appear that, like the fridge, I am mastering the Tao of FAIL!

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yes, that will definitely hinder the cooling process :).

It looks as though the door is off track. Have a peek at the sliding mechanism and see it something is out of whack?



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Okay, loosened the bolts holding the freezer door and realigned it. The seal is intact and closed now.


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