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Helpless:
1. Freezer stopped freezing
2. Discovered interior coils were iced over (thawed with hair dryer)
3. Several days later interior coils iced over again  (thawed with hair dryer)
4. Folowed directions found on net to solve problem (fan in lower rear was dead, replaced it)
5. About a week later interior coils iced over again (thawed with hair dryer)
6. Now freezer is just barely cool 24 hours after last thaw.
7. Turned screw on timer until it clicked all fans stopped for about 12 minutes

Any pointers in the right direction to repair this would be highly appreciated ......

RegUS_PatOff:

--- Quote from: Helpless on February 22, 2013, 04:29:38 PM ---2. Discovered interior coils were iced over (thawed with hair dryer)
3. Several days later interior coils iced over again  (thawed with hair dryer)
5. About a week later interior coils iced over again (thawed with hair dryer)
7. Turned screw on timer until it clicked all fans stopped for about 12 minutes

--- End quote ---
2) heavy frost .. air-clogged ? ... Defrost not working
OR lightly, evenly, entirely frosted ?
3) Defrost not working
5) Defrost not working
7) did you see the Defrost Heater work ?
NO ? ... Defrost not working
 

Bailey:
With the refrigerator running and cold, turn the defrost timer slowly until it clicks and everything stops. Take off the cover to the evaporator and in a little bit you should hear and see ice melting. This is a calrod heater so it won.t be red hot. Also look at the defrost thermostat at the top of the coil. Sometimes the top of it pops up, a sure sign of failure.You can check it with an ohm meter while it is cold. It should be closed. Don't let it warm up or it will be open and tell you nothing then.You could also check the continuity of the heater with power disconnected. If the heater and thermostat check out OK that really just leaves the timer.

Helpless:
Thank you both for the replies !!!

Bailey, Just removed panel to expose coil in freezer side. Turned screw on timer and almost instantly the ice started melting ! Coil was only frozen where tube reduced to the small diameter. Dont have ohm meter or knowladge to use. Possible to just replace both the timer and thermostat to cure my nightmare?

Helpless:
Here is a pic . . .

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