Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX iam happy to help you with your question today..is the freezer thawing ? if it isnt cold enough the the ice bucket will start to thaw out ..is there any layer of frost on the rear panel of the freezer section inside halfway down ,in behind the shelves ?
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yes the freezer is thawing
the top shelves are completely thawed and the bottom shelf is still cold though probably not 100% frozen. The ice is beginning to melt in the tray too.
i will check this thread in the morning. thanks.
ok , do you hear a fan running in the freezer?
yes. it seems to be getting cold now after i cleaned out the dust from back of unit.
and the water has stopped leaking too.
i was wrong. the water is now leaking from only one spot in front versus 3.
And the air is warm in the refrigerator.
ok any frost on the rear panel inside the freezer section ?
can you hear the fan in the freezer running?
yes i can hear fan running
yes frost on rear panel inside freezer section about 1.5" under ice cube section.
is the frost all along on the rear panel to the bottom where the slots are cut ? about 2 feet in length?
there is frost along the entire back of the freezer but the ice in the ice maker is melting slowly and the food that I have in the top shelf in door is completely defrosted. the stuff in the drawers in the bottom is still frozen.
ok, the ice will melt because you have a defrosting problem ,there isnt supposed to be any frost on the rear panel ,the frost build up actually starts blocking airflow to both sections and the temps start rising causing the warm temps ,in behind that rear panel is a coil that frosts up ,one of 3 parts is going to be the issue , most likely the defrost thermostat ...it is the most common part that goes on that model, if you have a meter you can check each component if you wish? im not sure of your mechanical ability ? this is the part that i find is usually the problem , it should have continuity if imbedded in frost?
heater is the other part,it very rarely goes
and neither does the timer ,it is pretty durable
heater, never had to change one of these
let's assume it's the defrost thermostat. how do i get to it and what do i do once i get it?
you remove that reart panel , confirm that the evaporator coil is fully frosted ,find the thermostat embedded in frost ,it is at the top of the coil, clipped onto one of the lines of the coil. check the connections of that thermostat making sure they havent come loose. if all ok you can confirm that thermostat has continuity thru it ,it should be closed ,if it does not it is faulty and you replace it ,unclip and attach wires. thaw evaporator ,reassemble rear panel ..all set
how much should this cost me if i hire someone?
Part about $20-$30 if thermostat ..service call and labour $120 -$140 ..$140-$170 approx
you definately should not have any frost on the rear panel of the freezer..
ok how do i access the rear panel? through freezer?
yes through freezer ,all shelves out and the lower panel usually has 4-6 screws..when that is off you see the coil and above that the fan and the thermostat and heater in between the coil
ok let me ty to fix and then get back to you.
ok i have the freezer panel off. obviously there is quite a bit of frost on the unit. i'm not exactly sure what i'm looking at other than the motor and fan. can you direct me from here?
yes that is a defrost issue ,i can see the thermostat from the pic ,it has the red and white wires going to it ,that little bulb , make sure those connections are tight ,where they plug in ,the red and white wires ..
if they are tight and no ice in between the connections ,breaking the connection , i would suspect that thermostat as the problem , it would require a meter to check for continuity to be 100% sure , but it is usually almost always the problem when the coil does not defrost
i'm headed to my office for a bit but will be back around noon and plan on diving into this deeper then. the freezer is almost 100% defrosted so i can take a better look at connections. where is the best place to get a new part if needed?
looks like all connections are good.
you can pick up the thermostat online at repairclinic.com or any local place can get it for you its a pretty common part
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Defrost thermostat kit, L55-20F
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i found a local appliance parts store that has it in stock so I am picking one up tomorrow. i will install tomorrow and if it's not working may i contact you further?
yes , just respnd t the same question , dont forgett you need to melt that frost