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Hi, With the information you supplied I’m going to assume there is an ice build up at the rear of the freezer. Your problem is going to be with your defrost system. I will also assume you have the ability to repair this yourself.
This is going to be one of three problems with your refrigerator, 1st thing to do is remove shelf’s and panel in the back of the Freezer. You may see ice build up on the evaporator, don't worry get a hair dryer and melt the ice.
Next locate the wires for the defrost heater and using a multi-meter/ohms meter test the heater for continuity (it should read infinite) if the defrost heater is bad replace it.
This is what a typical defrost heater looks like:
If the heater is good test the defrost thermostat. This should normally be done when the evaporator is still covered with ice since it will only activate at 40f - 50f depending on the thermostat. When tested with the ohms meter at below 40f it will read infinite. It is normally clipped to the upper right of the evaporator and look something like this:
e5bc839.jpg The next possible problem could be the defrost timer. If you have tested the heater and thermostat and they have tested good next find the defrost timer, If your refrigerator has a mechanical one it will either be located inside the control panel in the fridge or behind the panel below the doors. Once you have located it advance the dial until you hear a click. This will initiate the defrost cycle. If your heater begins to get hot this will tell you that your timer has stalled and needs to be replaced. A typical mechanical timer looks like this:
1742d10.jpg If your refrigerator has a digital defrost timer you should locate the tech sheet. Normally you can find this behind the panel under the doors. It will tell you how to initiate a manual defrost cycle. As before if the heater gets hot you will have to replace the mother board normally located behind a panel at the rear of your refrigerator.
If your fridge is warm and there is no build up of frost/ice on the back panel inside the freezer then you problem is most likely going to be the evaporator fan, have you heard the fan running in the past few hours? if you are not sure pull the panel out to where you can see fan and watch it over the space of an hour to see if it turns. If you don’t see it turning replace the motor. This is what a typical evaporator fan looks like:
Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment again. If you decide to get a repair guy in should not cost you any more then $120 - $200 depending on make/model/problem Good luck! Mike

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

If freezer is working the freon is fine. There is a air flow problem. Air has to circulate between the frig side and the freezer side to cool it.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Nov 21, 2009

using a couple of wrenches tighten up the connections , if your not sure what your doing have a handyman look at it

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Oct 31, 2009

the return air ducts are iced up and need defrosting, empty the fridge and freezer and unplug for 3to 4 hours with the doors open

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Oct 10, 2009

Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

See if the ice maker starts working when it dumps the ice.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Sep 28, 2009

there may be a sensor in the bin where the ice cubes drop into. It tells the ice maker when the bin is full so it stops making ice. Check to see if that sensor got bumped or moved or needs to be reset

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Sep 15, 2009

Is the icemaker getting water? Make sure it is getting water to it. If the water is working then change the icemaker module on the front of it. The modules go out a lot. I change about 3 or 4 of those a week.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Sep 14, 2009

check to see if your water line is connected on both ends and that the valve is open on the end connected to the water line. the water line may be frozen inside the fridge

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Sep 06, 2009

Your water dispenser line is leaking. Go to the back of the refrigerator and turn off the water valve that feeds the unit.

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Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009

It's probably just frozen up with crushed ice. We use a lot of crushed ice and we clean ours out every night before bed time. That way we can start a whole new day of "Crushed Ice Pleasure" without the backing up. If this is not your case, your chute may need to be replaced. We have parts! Hope this helps you! Ella

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Aug 18, 2009

Most side by side units have a hot return gas line that is attached to the "mullion strip" to prevent sweating or moisture build up which could cause mold to build up on the door seal. The heat you feel is normal, however excessive or continuous heat is a symptom of the unit running too long.

Below is a link provided by www.repairclinic.com, which will help you understand how a refrigerator works.
Tip: Make sure door seals are sealing adequately and keep entry time to a minimum during high heat periods. Use the rule "Get in, get what you want and get out"


Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Aug 16, 2009

When this happens, usually the door actuator solenoid connected to the switch must be replaced. Test the solenoid using a multimeter and eventually replace it.
To find parts and diagrams try entering model number here.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 30, 2009

Mine is doing the same thing,started today. It is going to be the timer defrost or the cold control thermostat.Timer is $20. Thermostat is $55.Both are located on the fridge side about eye level by the light.They are underneath the plastic cover.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

is there stuff freezing in the veggy drawers water storage is behind it, if not find water valve test for power to it wile button is pushed the one with the larger line is the one your testing if you got power replace it

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 02, 2009

check door gasket all the way around , check water line inside frige behind crisper drawers

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 02, 2009

is the condencer clean, are both fans working, is the back cardboard cover still on it needs to be there set both controls to the middle of there range (factory reccomend setting) is it outside in the heat.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 02, 2009

you have a problem with your defrost system, unplug appliance - remove panel from back of freezer, test defrost heater, if heater good test defrost thermostat - replace bad part....if this is too technical call a repair guy...should cost between $120 - $200 to fix depending on which part is bad.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jun 26, 2009

The defrost timer is faulty. replace it asap.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

You have to remove the back panel and melt the frost. You also have to find the cause of the frost, one or more of the defrost components are not working, look for a loose plug on the heater or termination thermostat on the coils.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

1. is the compressor running? if so is it hot to the touch? is the condensor fan running? coils dirty? let me know ... mark whirlpoolpartssurplus dot com

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

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