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thank you for the info...i was not able to get the back off the frig in the freezer section but I was able to remove the food, and squeeze a dryer back there and get it defrosting.
I have been working on it for about 30 minutes...as soon as I read your answer. I have about 3 dishtowels wet, full of water which drained off while I was drying it.
I heard the ice maker kick on ( i put the arm up). Do you believe that is the majority of it? It seemed to get down to a trickle into the dishtowel.
yes I know for sure that's your issue, what happens when you leave the door ajar the compressor keeps running and building up frost. its best to get the whole freezer section defrosted and then start the refrigerator again. it takes time to stabilize after you defrost it so it may take over night to get back to normal. one more thing, do you hear the fan in the freezer running ?
I heard a fan running, not sure if in freezer.
Do you think what I did was satisfactory since I could not get the back off?
Let me see what I can do with the diagram. See my reply on the fan.
tried again but I can't even get the top basket out to even get to the back. We hairdried some more, continue to see water dripping but at a lesser pace. I have everything out of the freezer in ice chest and have turned the setting to 1 on the freezer portion....hopefully it continues to thaw. If that does not work, I will go to your plan above since everything in the frig will be lost at that point. Thanks,
So far, so good...after we blew dried the back without actually removing the back panel, we dried everything out. I set the thermostat to the lowest level and we didn't open neither the frig or freezer for 24 hours.
When we did open it, the frig was considerably cooler and appeared back to normal. I increased the freezer setting at 4, (recommended) and we put what we didn't lose in there.
I am going to let it sit for another 12 hours without opening so things can settle down.
What do you think?