Any modern refrigerator is a complex system, where the majority of parts interact with each other. In case of damage of one part, the entire system can fall out, if a breakdown is not corrected in time. The diagnostics of malfunction contributing to the further professional repairs of a refrigerator is the key objective of troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for roper refrigerators presented below.
Roper YRT series refrigerator troubleshooting
The YRT range is comprised of top-mount refrigerators produced by the Roper brand of household appliances. There is an ice-maker available on some models. Depending on the model shelves may be made of glass or stainless steel.
|Your refrigerator will not operate||■ Is the power supply cord unplugged? Rug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■ Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
■ Is the Refrigerator Control turned to the OFF position? Refer to the "Setting the Conlrol(s)" section.
■ Is the refrigerator defrosting? Recheck to see if the refrigerator is operating in 30 minutes. Your refrigerator will regularly run an automatic defrost cycle.
|The lights do not work||■ Is the power supply cord unplugged? Rug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■ Is a light bulb loose in the socket? Turn the refrigerator control to OFF. Disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical supply. Gently remove the bulb and reinsert. Then reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical supply and reset the refrigerator control.
■ Has a light bulb burned out? Replace with an appliance bulb of the same wattage, size, and shape. See the “Changing the Light Bulb(s)" section.
|There is water in the defrost drain pan||■ Is the refrigerator defrosting? The water will evaporate. It is normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
■ Is it more humid than normal? Expect that the water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate. This is normal when it is hot or humid.
|The motor seems to run too much||■ Is the room temperature hotter than normal? Expect the motor to run longer under warm conditions. At normal room temperatures, expect your motor to run about 40% to 80% of the time. Under warmer conditions, expect it to run even more of the time.
■ Has a large amount of food just been added to the refrigerator? Adding a large amount of food warms the refrigerator. It is normal for the motor to run longer in order to cool the refrigerator back down. See the "Refrigerator Features" section.
■ Are the doors opened often? Expect the motor to run longer when this occurs. In order to conserve energy, try to get everything you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food organized so it is easy to find, and close the door as soon as the food is removed.
■ Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils. Refer to the "Cleaning Your Refrigerator" section. NOTE: Your new refrigerator will run longer than your old one due to its high efficiency motor.
|The refrigerator seems to make too much noise||■ The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator. Refer to the "Understanding Sounds You May Hear” section.|
|The ice maker is not producing ice||■ Is the freezer temperature cold enough to produce ice? Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production. See the "Setting the Control(s)" section.
■ Is the wire shut-off arm in the OFF (arm up) position? Lower the wire shut-off arm to the ON (arm down) position. See the "Ice Maker" section.
■ Is the water line shut-off valve to the refrigerator turned on? Turn on the water valve. See the “Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source" section.
■ Is an ice cube jammed in the ejector arm? Remove the ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. Refer to the “Ice Maker" section.
■ Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice been produced? Check to see if your refrigerator has been connected to your home water supply and the supply shut-off valve Is turned on. Refer to the "Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source" section.
|The ice maker is producing too little ice||■ Has the ice maker just been installed? Wait 72 hours for full ice production to begin. Once your refrigerator is cooled down, the ice maker should begin producing 70-120 cubes every 24 hours.
■ Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
■ Is the control set correctly? Refer to the "Setting the Control(s)” section.
■ Is the water shut-off valve turned completely on? Turn valve on fully. Refer to the "Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source” section.
■ Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? This filter may be clogged or installed incorrectly. First, check the filter installation instructions to ensure that the filter was installed correctly and is not clogged. If installation or clogging is not a problem, call a qualified person or a technician.
|Off-taste or odor in the ice||■ Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or off-flavored ice? Discard the first few batches of ice.
■ Have the ice cubes been stored for too long? Throw old ice away and make a new supply
■ Has food in the refrigerator been wrapped properly? Refer to the "Refrigerator Features" section.
■ Do the freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned? See the "Cleaning Your Refrigerator" section.
■ Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)? A filter may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
|Temperature is too warm||■ Are the air vents blocked in either compartment? This prevents the movement of cold air from the freezer to the refrigerator. Remove? any objects from in front of the air vents. Refer to the “Ensurinq Proper Air Circulation" section for the location of air vents.
■ Are the door(s) opened often? Be aware that the refrigerator will warm when this occurs. In order to keep the refrigerator cool, try to get everything you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food organized so it Is easy to find, and close the door as soon as the food is removed.
■ Has a large amount of food just been added to the refrigerator or freezer? Adding a large amount of food warms the refrigerator. It can take several hours for the refrigerator to return to the normal temperature.
■ Are the controls set correctly for the surrounding conditions? Refer to the "Setting the Controls" section.
|There is interior moisture build-up||■ Are the air vents blocked in the refrigerator? Remove any objects from in front of the air vents. Refer to the "Ensurinq Proper Air Circulation" section for the location of air vents
■ Are the door(s) opened often? To avoid humidity build-up, try to get everything you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food organized so it is easy to find, and close the door as soon as the food is removed. (When the door is opened, humidity from the room air enters the refrigerator. The more often the door is opened, the faster humidity builds up. especially when the room itself is very humid.)
■ Is the room humid? It is normal for moisture to build up inside the refrigerator when the room air is humid.
■ Is the food packaged correctly? Check that all food Is securely wrapped. Wipe off damp food containers before placing in the refrigerator.
■ Are the controls set correctly for the surrounding conditions? Refer to the "Setting the Controls" section.
■ Was a self-defrost cycle completed? It is normal for droplets to form on the back wall after the refrigerator self-defrosts.
|The doors are difficult to open||■ Are the gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets following cleaning.|
|The doors will not close completely||■ Are food packages blocking the door open? Rearrange containers so that they fit more tiqhtly and take up less space.
■ Is the ice bin out of position? Push the ice bin in all the way.
■ Are the crisper cover, pans, shelves, bins, or baskets out of position? Put the crisper cover and all pans, shelves, bins, and baskets back into their correct positions. See the "Refrigerator Features" section for more information.
■ Are the gaskets sticking? Clean gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets following cleaning.
■ Does the refrigerator wobble or seem unstable? Level the refrigerator. Refer to the "Door Closing and Alignment" section.
■ Were the doors removed during product installation and not properly replaced? Remove and replace the doors according to the “Refrigerator Doors: Removing. Reversing (optional) and Replacing" section, or call a qualified service technician.
Roper RS series refrigerator troubleshooting
The Roper RS series includes no-frost side-by-side refrigerators with a freezer compartment. There are adjustable flip-up shelves, a deli drawer, crisper and convertible vegetable drawers with covers available on certain models.
|Your refrigerator will not operate||The power supply cord is not plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage.||Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See page 5.)|
|A household fuse has blown or circuit breaker tripped.||Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker.|
|The Refrigerator Control is not set correctly.||Set Refrigerator Control to a numbered setting. (See page 7.)|
|Unfamiliar sounds or a rattling/jingling noise||There is something on top of or behind the refrigerator. The sounds are normal.||Remove item from on top of or behind the refrigerator.
New features on your new refrigerator make new sounds. (See “Understand- ing the sounds you may hear" on page 16.)
|There Is water in the defrost pan||This is normal in hot, muggy weather. The pan may even be half full.||Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan does not overflow.|
|The lights do not work||A household fuse has blown or circuit breaker tripped.||Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker.|
|The power supply cord is not plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage.||Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See page 5.)|
|The bulb is burned out.||Replace bulb. (See page 15.)|
|The ice maker will not operate||The freezer has not had enough time to get cold.||Allow the freezer time to get cold-this could take overnight.|
|The signal arm is in the OFF (up) position.||Push signal arm down to the ON position. (See page 11.)|
|The water valve is turned off. Water is not getting to the ice maker.||Turn the water valve on.
Check the water line for clogs or leaks.
|The motor sterna to run too much||The condenser coils are dirty.||Clean the coils. (See page 18.)|
|It is hot outside or in the room.||On hot days, or if the room is too warm, the motor naturally runs longer.|
|The door has been opened frequently.||Open the door as few times as pos- sible.|
|A large amount of food has been put in at one time.||The motor will run longer in order to cool down the interior when food is added.|