Issues with the defrost system, dirty condenser tubes, fan failures or gasket leaks could cause your Electrolux freezer to fail to get cold enough. The cooling problem may appear to be in the freezer. But, your Electrolux fridge and freezer will likely not be cold enough. You will need to correct the issue immediately to prevent food loss. How to prevent your Electrolux freezer freezing by preventing air leaks If your Electrolux freezer gets too hot to keep the ice cream from freezing, or if there is lots of frost in the freezer warm moist air may be leaking into your refrigerator.
Examine all gaskets on the door for damage and replace damaged gaskets for the door: If the gaskets are in good shape, but a door moves on its hinges creating gaps between the gaskets and cabinet within door openings, adjust Electrolux refrigerator doors hinges to ensure that gaskets be sealed to the cabinet. If the accumulation of frost is restricted to the freezer’s back wall then the automatic freeze system might have failed. If the defrost mechanism is functioning properly, it melts frost from the coils of the evaporator approximately every 8 hours in order to ensure that the air passages in the the evaporator clean and allows the refrigerator and freezer compartments to cool appropriately. If the automatic defrost system fails, the frost will build up on the evaporator and the back wall of the freezer compartment. The Electrolux freezer isn’t cooling effectively due to the frost buildup on the evaporator. What can you do to fix other issues that stop your freezer getting cold enough If the fan in the evaporator isn’t operating, make sure to examine the freezer compartment for cooling. If it’s not working correctly, replace the fan. If the condenser coils are not clean, they could cause cooling problems. The Electrolux refrigerator should be unplugged. If they’re stained, clean the coils. Keep cleaning the coils during routine Electrolux refrigerator maintenance. If the freezer is not getting cold enough, check that the condenser fan is running. If the condenser’s fan is not operating, it isn’t able to cool refrigerant effectively. If the fan for the condenser isn’t turning on, replace it. It is possible to solve your refrigerator problem by making repairs Replace the Electrolux refrigerator freezer sensor. The Electrolux refrigerator freezer sensor (also called the bimetal terminal thermostat for defrost) trips when it detects that temperature is rising enough to overheat. The defrost sensor will go off when it detects that the heater is too hot. If the defrost sensor trips because it’s not working properly, the frost will build up on the fins of the evaporator and eventually causes the refrigerator and freezer not cool properly. The volt/ohmmeter is a tool to verify continuity of the defrost sensors. Replace the defrost sensor if it does not show continuity around 0° F. Clean the Electrolux refrigerator condenser tubes. Dusty Electrolux fridge coils can cause problems with the refrigerator’s cooling and efficiency. Clean the condenser coil according to your owner’s manual. Unplug the Electrolux refrigerator prior to accessing and cleaning the coils. On most Electrolux refrigerators the coils are located hidden behind the front grill on the bottom. You can remove the condenser tube with brushes.
Replace the Electrolux refrigerator’s condenser fans: It is located in the Electrolux refrigerator’s machine compartment, close to the compressor. It circulates air across the condenser fan coils to cool the hot refrigerant that is coming out of the compressor. The refrigerant is cooled prior to it is pumped through the expansion device into the evaporator. If the fan in the condenser is not functioning properly, it must be replaced. Repair the Electrolux refrigerator defrost system: The Electrolux refrigerator automatic defrost system periodically melts frost from the evaporator in order to increase heat exchange. The compressor stops and the heating element for defrost turns on. If the compressor ceases to operate the frost melts off the fins of the evaporator. Condensate drips into an evaporator tray underneath the evaporator. Then, it flows through a defrost tube, which is the drain pan adjacent to the compressor. Prior to the next cycle of defrost, the condensate water is evaporated out of the drain pan. If the defrost does not work, fix the problem.
Replace the Electrolux refrigerator evaporator fans: The evaporator mounts on the assembly of the evaporator. It circulates air over the fins of the evaporator and into the cabinet to cool. If the evaporator fan is defective, replace it. Replace the Electrolux refrigerator temperature control board The temperature control board, also known as the electronic control board is located in the machine compartment, next to the compressor, behind a panel on the back of the Electrolux refrigerator. The temperature control board regulates the compressor as well as other important components of the Electrolux refrigerator. It can be tested using the diagnostic test procedures found in the tech manual for the refrigerator. If it’s not working correctly or the thermostat control board stops functioning, you can replace it.
Change the Electrolux refrigerator thermostat temperature control thermostat: The thermostat is also called the cold thermostat or cold thermostat and can be found in the housing for the control. It has a sensor tube that senses the temperature within the Electrolux refrigerator. The thermostat that controls temperature regulates the temperature inside the cabinet by turning the compressor off or on based on the temperature sensing by the sensor tube. Replace the thermostat for temperature control in the event that it is unable to detect temperature properly or if it does not cycle the compressor properly. Replace the Electrolux refrigerator thermistor. If the Electrolux refrigerator isn’t cooling enough the thermistor could be faulty. The thermostat gets temperature information from the thermistor. Therefore, a damaged thermistor might give false information.
Replace the Electrolux refrigerator’s defrost timer: The defrost timer is an electro-mechanical device that controls the intervals between defrost cycles that are automated in the Electrolux refrigerator. The motor in the defrost timer drives and controls the components. The compressor is shut down when the contacts for defrost are within the defrost process. Then the defrost heater turns off for a set period of time to melt the frost off the edges of the evaporator. This increases heat exchange efficiency across the evaporator. When the timer is over, the thermostat’s contacts thermostat for defrost return to normal cooling of the Electrolux refrigerator. If the defrost temperature sensor doesn’t activate then it must be replaced. Contacts that are damaged can cause the heater to not energize or to energize constantly. In these instances it is recommended to replace the timer. Adjust the freezer or refrigerator doors Doors to freezers and refrigerators swing from hinges that may be bent or damaged. The doors can sag as time passes. This can allow warm moist air to enter the refrigerator or freezer door and cause excessive frost that could lead to the drain tube freezing. The refrigerator repair involves aligning and repairing the hinges in order to ensure they work correctly.
Repair the Electrolux refrigerator’s door gasket: It is attached to the freezer or fridge door panel. It prevents air from entering or leaving the cabinet when it is shut. The gasket can become damaged and allow humid, warm air to pass through the Electrolux door to the refrigerator when it is shut. This can cause excessive frost damage and cooling problems. If the gasket is damaged or ripped it is possible to replace the seal on the door.
Replace the Electrolux refrigerator’s electronic control board: The electronic control board, also referred to as the main control or power control boards (PCB), controls the defrost and compressor cycles. It detects that the compressor in the refrigerator needs to be running to keep it cool and sends out voltage to the compressor fans. The temperature sensors transmit signals to the electronic control board which is responsible for monitoring the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer. This information is used to control the defrost process. To determine the efficiency of the electronic control board, conduct an examination for diagnostics. Although the test can differ according to the type, the most common one is called the Forced Defrost. The tech sheet contains instructions for running diagnostics. If your electronic control board isn’t working correctly, you may need to replace it.
Routine maintenance for Electrolux refrigerators: To clean condenser coils, refer to the owner’s manual. Before you are able to access and clean the coils inside your Electrolux refrigerator, disconnect the appliance. Most refrigerators have the coils behind the front grill. Clean the condenser coils with the help of a coil brush. Other routine maintenance includes cleansing the water filter, replacing the bottom front grille and adjusting the hinges if the doors aren’t sealed tightly.