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Electrolux Icon Freezer only temp failing

zooey

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Model Number
241540200
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Electrolux
Age
More than 10 years
HI There,
my side by side electrolux has a temperature failure and disconnect on the freezer side. Temperature sensor shows -20oC but it's above freezing. An hour later it shows -4oC. So there are two problems, both sensing and maintaining freezing temps. About 1 year ago, I naively defrosted the ice maker with some warm water, which appeared to accidentally fry the temperature sensor. Sensor showed warmer readings but freezer was fine and items frozen. Last week, sensor was off, but also items were no longer freezing. Fridge side is working perfectly. Do these fridges have two compressors? Thanks for any help, Zooey.
 

Jake

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Hi,

That model number doesn't pull up as good.

Click here: Appliance Parts at RepairClinic. 125 Brands. 365 Day Returns. Then you will see a link that says: What is a model number, and where do I find it?.


Ok, since I don't know Celcius I will convert it.

-20 degrees C is -4 degrees F.

-40 degrees C is -40 degrees F.

Sounds like a thermistor or thermostat problem in the freezer.


Do these fridges have two compressors?
I won't know until I get a good model number.:)

Jake
 

zooey

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Hi Jake

Thanks. Unfortunately the serial number is worn off. But it’s the side by side Electrolux Icon.
It starts with E23....
Since the first post, the fridge slide has warmed a few degrees 8oc 46F instead of typical 5oC or 41F

Would thermistor/thermostat impact both sides?

Thanks
Z
 

Jake

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It would be extremely rare for both thermostats or thermistors to go out at the same time, unless you had a lightning strike hit your house.

Look for frost build-up on the back panel inside the freezer.

Jake
 

zooey

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Thanks again Jake. Maybe some snow north of the border but no lightning recently. A back panel with vents lines the back wall, so there may be frost behind the panel but almost no frost was/is visible. A five hour defrost, led to no pooling, only a few drips from the icemaker. the temp partially recovered from the defrost but remains above freezing and above normal temps on the fridge side. it's about 14 years old, is this early retirement? thanks, Z(ed)
 

Jake

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Yes, from what you just said its time to go refrigerator shopping. Seems like you have a sealed system problem, because the evaporator coil behind the back panel in the freezer should have a thin layer of frost on it from top to bottom.

And a 5 hour defrost producing no water pooling, indicates so.

Jake
 

zooey

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Thanks Jake. Before she’s out to pasture, is there value in taking off the back panel on the exterior back of the fridge.
Do some have interior pans to collect defrost run off?
Damn fridge side is holding appropriate 5/41F. Freezer has been empty save for an unfrozen liquid test bottle, consistent with its 1C/34F current sensor reading. Best Z
 

Jake

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I can't answer that question, because I have no model number to see or not.:)

Jake
 
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