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I noticed the unit wasn't cooling as usual, so I vacumed the condenser- it was clogged. Afterward I noticed the

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:32 PM
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I noticed the unit wasn't cooling as usual, so I vacumed the condenser- it was clogged. Afterward I noticed the freezer was froze up. Is there a way to force a defrost cycle? I think (hope) the blocked condenser coils were my main problem.


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Old 03-21-2012, 04:37 PM
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A clogged condenser can not cause a frozen up coils in the freezer. If it happened then there is something wrong with the defrost system.

The defrost timer is located inside the control box and is shown as #4 at the diagram.

You can find more useful instructions in one of our previous threads: Freezer is fine, refrigerator is too warm.


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