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I have a Dacor EF48BNDBSS. I replaced the Evaporator Drain
I have a Dacor EF48BNDBSS. I replaced the Evaporator Drain Tray Assembly, but the new part performs like the old with the drain tube freezing and preventing the defrost water from exiting the freezer compartment. Eventually (every 2 months or so) the water overflows the tray then freezes into icicles inside the freezer. I then perform a manual defrost to get another few months. I left the thermistor disconnected as recommended to force a 6 hour defrost cycle. I also insulated the drain tube in hopes of keeping the water liquid long enough to exit. After manual-defrost and a restart, auto-defrosting appears to work with water making to the catch tray for about a week then the typical 2-month freeze pattern begins afresh. How do I troubleshoot other defrost components to be sure they are sound? I bought the unit used and this problem has always been present for my 2 years of ownership. Is there a way to heat trace the drain tube by inserting another warming wire? Could the main control board not by activating all the heat trace needed? Thanks for the help in advance.
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Wow, I didn't know a person was going to come on here! My
Wow, I didn't know a person was going to come on here! My Kenmore trio bottom freezer refrigerator periodically will shut off and go into a mode where both the freezer display and the refrigerator display, say: "OFF" At this point it is hit or miss, as to whether we can get it on again. Important: Until tonight, while searching for 2 hours, I was not aware it may have an auto-defrost cycle. JA: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else important you think the Appliance Technician should know? Customer: Well, this situation hasn't happened for over six months. Other than switching "OFF" it works perfectly. JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Appliance Technician about your situation and then connect you two. I'll let you know when it is your turn.
My name is ***** *****. I have a Kenmore auto defrost sideView more appliance questions
Hi, my name is ***** *****. I have a Kenmore auto defrost side by side refrigerator Model no. 106.44259401 For some time now the fridge has been freezing up after running for about 2 months. The temperature in the freezer is fine but when it starts to ice up the fridge part doesn't cool very well. Of lately, the problem started happening as often as every 3 weeks. Once I defrost the unit, it works fine until it starts to ice up again. Frost accumulates on the evaporator coils and the panel covering the evaporator then eventually around the air circulation vents on the fridge side.Based on information in your forums I suspected I have a defrost problem. I checked the refrigerator door gasket and that's fine, it seals tightly. The evaporator drain pan is also not blocked; when I pour water in the drain pan it flows freely to the condenser tray. Also, none of the air vents are blocked.I checked the defrost thermostat and it showed continuity when frozen (mines operates between 32 and 60 degF). In fact, I thought this was the culprit so I replaced it but the problem still persists. I checked for continuity on the heater and got about 28 ohms (which I think is normal). So this concludes me to believe the problem is the adaptive defrost control board. I removed the ADC and it doesn't look burnt anywhere and because this part is quite expensive I do not want to purchase one and replace it until I am sure that this is the problem.Is there a test that I can do to confirm if the board is defective even though it does not visually appear to be? Also do you suspect that something else might be causing the problem?Thanks.....await your feedback. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: When I unplug the fridge and take the evaporator cover off, the entire evaporator is covered with frost. Also the fan above the evaporator works fine. JA: OK got it. Last thing — Appliance Technicians generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.