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refrigerator coils red hot in freezer. is it dead/

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refrigerator coils red hot in freezer.

is it dead/
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.
Hi I,m John I will help you with the freezer coils .
The freezer defrost every eight to ten hours and some models have a glass tube heater , you will see the glow from the defrost heater if you catch it when its defrosting .
If the freezer works ok after the defrost cycle the fridge is ok.
If you require more assistance let me know please .
A rating of three or more will credit me for helping with the defrost cycle .
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
tenant said everything is cold..just snapping and sizzling noises
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.
Thats correct the freezer is in the defrost cycle and thats normal.
It will last for 20 min then continue on with the normal operation .
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
ok. so nothing to check or test/

no danger
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.
Thats correct, its the freezers normal operation .
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
OK. 2 More qs

while spinning the defrost timer. Blue sparks when it kicks on and off. Ideas?

also. Tenant put several bulbs in. No light
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.
When you turn the timer cog you could see small blue sparks thats the contacts making and breaking.
The fridge could have a light switch , send me the model number I will check the breakdown .
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Crosley

ct 15 a2w

1
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.
The model has a light switch, if you replaced the bulbs and still no light replace the light switch .
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