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 Posted: Thu Feb 11th, 2010 10:04 pm
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Hello!

I have the fridge listed in the title of this thread.  It's ten years old.  This morning we awoke to strange clicking noises from the freezer.  I figured it was the evaporator fan but - ha! - try to find it.

In any case the freezer was full of water in its solid state.  Well, not full but a lot of clumps of extremely slow moving H2O molecules.  I sped up the molecules and wiped them out with a towel. 

I have the drawings for this online.  After much staring at the problem I figured out how to get at the evaporator tray.  It was full of non-moving H20 molecules, too. 

I have no idea where all the H20 came from.  The H2O molecule slower downer (ice maker) was frozen into place.  I had to use really fast moving H20 molecules (hot water) to get the ice maker out. 

Now I have the evaporator cleaned out and it's plugged back in.  However, it seems the fridge is only getting down to about 45 deg F set at number 6.

I have the freezer set at 1 since I will not be able to put it back together till tomorrow so I am leaving it apart till I get some answers. 

What would keep the fridge from cooling?  (About three months ago I pulled the bottom apart and cleaned the coils).  Is there any way to test the charge without gauges?  Would current draw tell me? 

I know I am getting some cooling because the fridge temp actually goes down with  the door closed.  

Where is the defrost timer located? 

I am off to a Physics class for now but will check back later.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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TNS22PRCBLBS Parts List & Diagrams

Defrost Control # 648 at bottom of Cabinet Diagram

post a picture of the Evaporator after the Compressor has been running for at least an hour.

 

 



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The water most likely came from a faulty inlet valve. You are going to have to remove the evaporator cover...there is probably ice frozen on the coils and hitting the fan blade...the ice is also restricting the air flow and that why the fridge side isn't cooling properly



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Thanks, but where is the defrost control located on the fridge?  Is it under the cover inside the fridge?

Also, I keep hearing what sounds like a bad bearing on  a blower inside the fridge.  I thought that was the noise from the evap fan but the evap has been fully defrosted and the freezer seems to be working fine. 

I had the freezer set at 1 till I got home.  The fridge is set at 6 and it's only down to 48 deg.

Where are the thermostats too, if you can?

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"Faulty inlet valve" meaning ...?  Is that the valve for the ice maker?  I pulled the ice maker out and could find no leaks.  My theory is the ice maker lever got stuck in the down position and continued to make ice.   

Of course, now that I am working on it the water is turned off.

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You stated that you had to melt the icemaker to get it out. Did it look like the water had over filled the ice maker and was overflowing? If so most likely the water inlet valve (where you house water supply hooks up to the fridge) if you still have the icemaker out just turn the water supply back on....if water starts coming in then you know that the valve is bad. It may only drip in.



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Since you have the ice maker removed, turn the water back on and see if water runs out the supply tube for the icemaker. If any water comes through then you have a bad water supply valve.



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Thanks for the tips. 

I have the fridge set at 6 and the freezer was at 5.  The fridge is down to 36 and the freezer was at -2.  It seems as if the the fridge never shuts off.  I keep hearing a noise like a bad blower inside the fridge compartment.  As far as I can tell there is no blower in there.  Any idea what it could be?

Also the evap coils are covered with frost.  I am starting to think that the defrost cycle is not kicking in.  What do I do to check that?

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Are you running the fridge and checking the temps with the evap. Cover off? If so fridge will not work properly.



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Yeah, that's what I was doing.  I just put the whole thing back together and am waiting for temps. 

The fridge did get down to 36. 

I am still baffled about all the water.  I turned the water back on and have no leaks.  Again, my theory is that since we are using ice cubes this winter that one of them got stuck or somehow kept the tray from ejecting the cubes but still kept filing. 

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That's possible as well as the icemaker itself is malfunctioning. Just keep an eye on it and post back if the problem returns



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Back again!

This time the fridge seems to be running.  The evaporator fan is silent, there is no heat coming off the compressor and the compressor seems to be running continuously.  The freezer, set at 5, was at 20F and the fridge is at 6 is about 40F.   I'm trying to open the freezer base but can't remember how.

The fact that there is no heat off of the comp really bothers me.  Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

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