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Refrigerator or freezer not cooling/ running continuously

When a refrigerator or freezer isn't cooling correctly, especially if it is running continuously, the first thing to check is the condenser. It will appear as a wire mesh or a radiator type unit on the back or sometimes the bottom (usually accessed from the back) Check it for dust, dirt and debris. These should be cleaned regularly (every 6 months to 1 year)

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I have a side by side refrigerator/freezer.The freezer part has stopped working. It is staying cool but nothing is frozen. The fridge part isn't keeping anything cold.


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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heatman101

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Sep 05, 2011 | Refrigerators

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I have a side by side Frigidaire model KSSS42QDX02 the freezer isn't freezing and the refrigerator won"t cool without the freezer being turned on...HELP!


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
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heatman101

Aug 28, 2011 | Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side...

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40 TO 50 DEGREE IN SIDE REG/ FREEZER 32 DEGREE IN FREEZER. HOWEVER CLEANNING RESET DAILS BRING US 10-0 DEGREE FREEZER/ REF 32-38 DEGREE IN REF. THIS REF WILL NOT SABLE ITS SELF. WINTER TIME NO PROBLEM/ SUMMER TIME LOOK OUT. NO FROST CSX22GA HOTPOINT SIDE BY SIDE / WHITE IN COLOR WHAT SETTINGS ARE CORRECT


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101


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Jul 16, 2011 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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fan seems to be running continually but not cooling (fridge or freezer) settings are set at factory settings


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101



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Dec 26, 2010 | Kenmore 56729 Side by Side Refrigerator

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refrigerator not cooling - freezer is very cold


Hello there:
There are several different things that could make your refrigerator not cool properly.
I have compiled a list of things that you should check out and how to check them ok
It's not cool If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running. First, answer these questions: Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it. Next, see if the compressor motor is running The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help. If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these: The compressor The Thermostat The overload, relay, or capacitor The defrost timer The condenser fan motor Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas: Evaporator coils Condenser Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
I will continue the rest of the post in a seperate post to allow for full detailed instructins


Apr 15, 2010 | GE 21.7 Cu. Ft. Top-Mount Refrigerator...

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