Hi thanks for choosing Just Answer, your saying you have frost build up in freezer?
Yes, but at least it is cooling now
ok i would have to check on your model nmber to give you the exact part but any frost build up means you have a defrost problem and it will stop cooling again after about 2 days
It is very very humid inn the house and it is probably because I have been opening and closing the door to check on it. In addition the ice maker isn't working now either.
yes that is a defrost problem, when you get frost build up it blocks air flow and the cold air cant reach the icemaker well and causes it to stop making ice
Kenmore. Model number.....253.44502607
So, what do I do now ?
let me check your model
give me a couple minutes
how old is the unit?
4 years old.
I think I will just unplug it and leave it off overnight and let it completely defrost and then try again tomorrow.
Ok yes this has a elecronic defrost
usually the board goes out fairly common problem
(I did leave the freezer door ajar the other night)
oh yo udid?
how long ago?
NO! it just was ajar because there was so much stuff in there.
I guess it was Friday or Saturday night.
ok if thats the case
most likely the defrost system is not able to handle that much frost
yes just unplug for 24 hrs and trn back on after 24 hrs and give it another 24 hrs to cool down
will be 48 hrs total to get back to normal
shold work like new after that
I hope so, I am house sitting for friends while they are on vacation and I am trying to get it fixed before they get back.
yes jsut make sure when you turn it back on, both doors ar completely shut no air gaps in seal
and let it cool down with those shut and it will be fine
Thanks so much!
Hi there, thanks to your suggestion of turning the fridge off for 24 hours and then on for another 24 hours the fridge is working as normal - except the ice maker is not working now! Do you have a suggestion? I held down the small button as instructed to manually start the icemaker with no result.
That's exactly what I'm doing and already ice is slowly being produced.