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 Posted: Sat Jul 31st, 2010 04:34 am
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alrighty now lets play the waiting game, check those temps around 11:30.

Has the freezer door been like that since you got the unit???



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I remember tightening the freezer door at one point because it felt wobbly, but I don't remember when. So no, it wasn't like that the whole time.

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Okay, down to 11-12 degrees in the freezer. It's going down.:thumbsup:

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if your up @ 1:00 let me know...if not let me know in the morning.



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Okay, looks like about 8 degrees. Still dropping. Will report again in the morning.

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2 degrees in the freezer... I can live with that.

Fridge is at 38. looking good.

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Ahhhh, but we may have only just begun this saga ;)

Now that we have the unit cooilng ok we need to figure out why it malfunction to begin with.

Was the freezer door ajar as you previously pictured at the time when the unit started heating up?



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Unfortunately, I am genuinely not sure. I don't remember when I tightened the bolts in the freezer (Which is what I am guessing compromised the seal).

The temperature issues began on the first 90+ day at the end of June. Before the unusually warm weather, we had no issues with the fridge or freezer. It was the fridge that was not cooling properly during the hot weather. The freezer was (initially) fine.

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has the leaking subsided ? as far as the cooling you can put the frige floor back into place for now. keep an eye on the temps for the next week (keeping in mind that the unit goes through a defrost period about every 10 hours which will makes both temps go up for about an hour).

If you start to notice the temps staying higher than 15 and 45 let us know. I'm trying to determine if the unit originally failed from a derost issue or from the freezer door being ajar. if you had a defrost issue it will take about a week before the unit begins to fail again.

The good thing is now we know that you dont have a sealed system issue. Everything else is a piece of cake (usually) ;)



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The leaking appears to be completely gone.

I will monitor the fridge closely for the next week or two and follow up. Thank you so much!

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Your quite welcome, we'll be here if ya need us :)



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Just found this thread and have found it very useful -- I come to visit my mom and she has this same fridge and same leaking problem (perhaps 1 qt/day!) but temps are fine in both fridge/freezer. Am going to try and clean out the drain section (bendy bits etc) and see if that helps. It just seems crazy to me that there could be that much condensation to be re-evaporated (yes?) each day. Wow.

Anyhow I was curious if the fix was lasting, Goddess?

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should produce about a pint per 24 hrs. Goddess's was probably producing more due to the air leak she had. the drain design is poor in my opinion...clean from the "s" trap down with some hot bleach water and you should be good to go.



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So I cleaned it out and the leaking has stopped---or, *that* leaking stopped. It started leaking from the ice-maker fill entry point in the back of the freezer, though (!!), which sucks, because icemaking was working just fine before I serviced it to clean the drain line, sigh :(

I ended up pouring some near-boiling water into the filler intake hole from the back (it was all iced up, and the pressure of water fill cycle had popped the fill line out of the back (!), and also de-icing the end of the tube that goes into the icemaker proper, inside the freezer. Since then they've only gotten a tiny bit of ice made, so I think perhaps it's gotten iced again.

I recommended they defrost the freezer as much as possible (turn it to warmest setting, leave the door open for a few hours) and see if that helps. Is that a decent thing to try? I am no longer in Michigan (was just there on vacation visiting when I did the drain clean) so I can't do much myself, and they're not very "handy"...

I told them if that doesn't fix it, turn off the icemaker and just buy ice for a while :) it's a lot better than having the coil defrost leaking onto the floor every morning, at least!

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Haha... I just came back to review the thread (and reup my membership)... The fix absolutely did hold.


Next project, oil heater and zones... cold weather's coming. :)

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benmargolin wrote: So I cleaned it out and the leaking has stopped---or, *that* leaking stopped. It started leaking from the ice-maker fill entry point in the back of the freezer, though (!!), which sucks, because icemaking was working just fine before I serviced it to clean the drain line, sigh :(

I ended up pouring some near-boiling water into the filler intake hole from the back (it was all iced up, and the pressure of water fill cycle had popped the fill line out of the back (!), and also de-icing the end of the tube that goes into the icemaker proper, inside the freezer. Since then they've only gotten a tiny bit of ice made, so I think perhaps it's gotten iced again.

I recommended they defrost the freezer as much as possible (turn it to warmest setting, leave the door open for a few hours) and see if that helps. Is that a decent thing to try? I am no longer in Michigan (was just there on vacation visiting when I did the drain clean) so I can't do much myself, and they're not very "handy"...

I told them if that doesn't fix it, turn off the icemaker and just buy ice for a while :) it's a lot better than having the coil defrost leaking onto the floor every morning, at least!



You need to replace the water inlet valve....problem will most likely reoccur



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Goddess wrote: Haha... I just came back to review the thread (and reup my membership)... The fix absolutely did hold.


Next project, oil heater and zones... cold weather's coming. :)

Glad to hear its still chuggin along ;)



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