nomadPaul wrote:The fridge compartment on these appliances is nothing more than a big insulated box. The cold air is produced by the evaporator and blown by the fan up into the fridge. HOWEVER the cold air coming into the fridge will only come out of the very top grill/vent on the fridge rear wall.
The main fault causing your symptons will be a frozen evaporator as this blocks the airways for the fan and stops air being blown into the fridge. IF THE EVAPORATOR IS ICED OVER AT THE REAR OR EVEN COMPLETELY , YOU WILL NOT SEE IT WITHOUT TAKING OFF THE COVERS IN THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT. Be warned that if you take the evap cover off , its difficult to refit !!
A full 48hr defrost will normally temporarily clear the ice but the problem with that is that it may return .
Thanks yeah they do seem remarkably simple for how much they cost.
On mine the air from freezer only comes up through 2 square holes about 4-5” long by 2” wide in the base of the
fridge floor near the rear and this goes up the long panels that have internal chutes and vents and the temp regualtor, the rest of it is as you say an insulated box.
When I first removed the the panel in the top of freezer it came away easily and, within a min or 2 the evaporator had come away from top of feeezer as I had
turned off freezer, some ice must have been holding it up but could not see anything major.
Now looking through slots it looks frosty certainly not frozen.
Taken it off twice now it is difficult to fit back the connector came out first for what I think is the heater defrost element.
What do I do to stop this returning then, is it the defrost heat element at fault maybe? or if no ice build up the fan?