Crosley refrigerator troubleshooting. Crosley is an American brand of appliances including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.
If you’re a Crosley appliance owner and your device isn’t working properly, this article should shed some light on the possible causes and solutions to any problems you’re experiencing with various parts of the product such as buttons and digital displays.
Crosley refrigerator troubleshooting
Here we will discuss some common issues and solutions for the Crosley refrigerator troubleshooting.
Crosley Refrigerator ice dispenser does not work
The dispenser board controls most of the functions of the dispenser system. If it stops supplying power to the dispenser, it may indicate that a single part has failed because there is virtually no chance that multiple parts would allow this to happen.
The dispenser switches send voltage to the dispenser. If a dispenser switch is defective it will not work.
To determine if one of the dispenser switches is defective use a multimeter to test each switch for continuity. With the multimeter, make sure both of the metal tips are set on their lowest setting.
If the auger rotates in either direction freely, use a multimeter to check the continuity of the auger motor. If the auger motor has no continuity or is getting power but won’t run, replace the auger motor.
Crosley Refrigerator isn’t working properly
One of the main components inside the refrigerator that cools it off is the condenser coils. Inside these coils, heat is dissipated as refrigerant passes through them. If the condenser coils are dirty, they won’t dissipate heat effectively or efficiently.
As debris builds up on the coils, refrigerators are not as efficient and they end up struggling to harness enough cold air to keep your food cool as a result meaning your fridge will have to work harder to achieve this but some models compensate so you may still be able to use your appliance without fussing about its temperature.
If the blades of the fan turn freely and the motor has no signs of wear or damage, check using a multimeter that electricity is flowing through it by testing the resistance between its terminals. If the motor does not have any electrical flow, replace it.
The start relay is responsible for activating the ignition and run relays, energizing the starter, and enabling power to flow to various components when the engine is being started.
The Crosley refrigerator will not defrost
The defrost control board is responsible for coordinating the defrosting of your freezer. If the defrost control board fails to operate properly, it will either not run at all or the cycle will not run fast enough to melt all the ice in your freezer.
If the timer does not send power to its defrost components or advance out of the defrost cycle after 30 minutes, it could mean that the timer’s cycles are not advancing. This would indicate a faulty cooling system thermostat – if your unit is on this model, great.
If it is not, unfortunately, you need to call in the experts because the process of troubleshooting will require more knowledge than what we have provided in this article so far.
Crosley Refrigerator water dispenser is not working
If the ice maker freezes up, you need to thoroughly thaw it out. Thawing might take 24-36 hours, so a lot of patience is required.
The easiest way to check if the water supply tube is frozen is by cutting off the bottom of the freezer with a utility knife and testing for free flow either with a hose or a hairdryer.
If the water source you’re using has sufficient pressure, use a multimeter to check that the water valve is actually receiving electricity. If it isn’t getting electricity (aka if there is no continuity) then you’re going to need to get a new water valve.
The home may not have enough water pressure. The inlet valve supplies water to the dispenser and requires a minimum of 20 psi to function properly. Check that there is enough water flow and adjust the pressure if needed to be at least 20 psi.
Crosley Refrigerator makes a lot of noise
If your refrigerator is making noise, take a moment to check out the back of the appliance as there could be an issue with either the condenser fan blade or the evaporator fan blade. First, try to determine if the exposed blades are rotating freely by hand.
If the evaporator fan in a refrigerator fails, it often makes an excessive amount of noise, especially when opened. This will normally be louder if the refrigerator has a separate freezer compartment behind the door farthest from the back wall. If your appliance’s evaporator has perished completely, it may prove difficult for you to locate an exact replacement motor.
There might be a blockage in the condenser that prevents the refrigerant from being re-expanded. Use either a screwdriver or a vacuum cleaner to remove any blockages from the condenser and look out for any other signs of physical damage or bad fan motors.
Crosley Refrigerator ice maker isn’t working
When the home freezer temperature is too high, it takes longer for the ice maker to produce ice cubes.
If a home freezer’s temperature is more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 Celsius), it could mean the defrost system has not been defrosted lately. If this is the case, then the evaporator coils may be frosted over.
The inlet valve on the waterline of your fridge requires at least 20 psi pressure to open. Make sure that there’s at least 20 psi of water pressure entering the valve and power is reaching it too.
If the pressure is sufficient, use a multimeter to check for electricity on the inlet valve. If it all checks out, but the fridge still won’t make ice, replace the water inlet valve.