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Fridge/freezer freezing up-and no fanor air circulation:

first check the defrost terminator thermostat it may have gone out. Thus not allowing the heating element to melt the ice.?

AT TIMES The fan usually stops workingAND CAN MAKE FUNNY NOISES AS WELLdue to ice obstruction when the defrost terminator has gone out and u get ice build up? u can check the terminator with a multi meter for continuity but do not check at room temperature. stick the terminator in cup of ice water for 20 minutes then check it for continuity, should be closed when cold and open at room temperature.

May also need to check thedefrost timer,The defrost timer is usually found behind the front grill "toe kick" of the refrigerator.Or in the fridge compartment near middle top section.

u can get by and test manually by placing a small screw driver into the tiny slot or hole underneath the timer and turn slowly clockwise till u hear 1 click. this will engageurdefrost cycle in about 15 minutes u should be able to come back and feel the heat in freezer as it melts the ice providingurterminator is not bad?

Another way to test it is with a multi meter. Remove timer it from fridge and you will see 4 prongs numbered 2,1,4,3 in that order. Placeurmeter prong on prong 1 & 3 (if your fridge has a capacitor wired in series with the windings, then u check for micro fares rather than OHMS) If u cannot confirm this test, still try the next.

Takeurmeter prong and connect to prong 1 & 4, it should read resistance or ohms ( closed) now remove prongs and place on prong 1 & 2, this should now read infinity or open (no ohms) now take a small screwdriver place it in the tiny hole or slot under the timer. Turn it clockwise slowly till u hear 1 click. Nowur1& 2 should read closed ( showing ohms or resistance) now place meter prongs on 1 & 4 and you it should now show open ( or no resistance - no ohms) this is how u knowurtimer is good, Remember when testing for ohms ADJUST meter to use a high ohms rating in the thousands as the resistance is very high in OHMS. And adjusting to low ohms rating may give a false reading or not show the proper resistance..

Another item to check with a meter is theheating elementitself. Located under the evaporator coils. It should show continuity or resistance OHMS WHEN TESTED AT BOTH ENDS OF THE PRONGS .

Lastly check thecold control thermostatwith a meter for both OHMS and volts ( VOLTS is a live test with fridge plugged in so be careful) It must show 110 volts. An open or thermostat that reads infinity will not allow the proper cooling and defrosting cycles to operate and may in fact stop anything from happening as if there is no power to the unit?

ALSO CHECK THE AIR FLOW VENT SYSTEMand THERMISTORSAt times it can get stuck to far closed or open. Some units feature a digital electric adjusting vent system while others are manually set. Check for any ice build up or other obstruction in the vent damper, see if u can manually open or close it. Some times when u have the settings set to the highest it closes off one area while allowing to much cold air flow to the other area!

THERMISTORS in the freezer and fridge section for continuity OHMS and for amount of OHMS current being putout. In most models around 1300( give or take 150 ohms) ohms is required defrost therm.

God is so good: so this is why I give free advice so please thank him not me.

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Lynx... | Answered on Mar 29, 2020

Is there power to the outlet that fridge is plugged into. If yes you might have a blown relay that's mounted on the compressor

Lynx... | Answered on Mar 07, 2018

Could be, but sometimes the cooling aggregate can be defect to. The thermostat is the most likely, but when you can reach the contacts. you could shorten the two and see if the fridge will cool then. BE CARE FULL because some refrigerators switch the mains voltage there. When the aggregate starts, don't leave it running for to lone, but replace the thermostat a.s.a.p. When you don't have the skills, please don't do this yourself, because you will damage the thermostat or at least the sensor tube.

Lynx... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

The high pitch whinning sound usually comes from the fan or the compressor, if the sound is coming from the compressor area that is from the bottom backside of the unit then the compressor needs replacement as its bad. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Lynx L24REF... | Answered on May 31, 2011

Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

some of them snap in nice and hard, take a thin knief, and work along until you feel a snap holder..

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Lynx L24REF... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011

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