[RFI] refrigerator rfi

S. Markowski Jr. km9m-zig at comcast.net
Tue Jun 24 12:24:46 EDT 2008

If it is the defroster, most automatic defrosters run on a 4-6 hr cycle, 
lasting 20-40 minutes in length.
During this time, heater elements melt the ice in the evaporator section 
(inside the freezer)
A 9 yr old refrig can certainly have this failure.

At times (depending on the element used), I've seen evidence of arcing 
before the total failure.
Never heard of rfi from one, but then again I don't think I took care of 
a ham's refrigerator in the 9+
yrs I did refrigeration repair p.t. for a major U.S. dept store chain.

Be sure to get it checked/fixed.. It could be a fire hazard.

Best of luck and 73,
Zig - KM9M

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