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How To Save Eletric Runnung Your Fridge Or Freezer

Simpely re-locate you fridge or freezer to aplace where it is cooler pref non heated and not closed in i.e. celler,out house e.t.c. may be a little incoveniant but will supprise you just how much you can turn the thermostat douwn and how much less it costs to run over the year!!!

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the freezer department is making snow and the vents blocked with ice. now the refrigerator compartment is warm. i have the freezer temp on cold and the refrigerator between normal and colder. what should i do.


If the freezer is cold the compressor is Ok. Now if its a two door fridge . Open both the doors while the fridge is On. Press the lower door switch ( the lower light should turn off and you should hear the fan humming sound come on ). While holding the door switch pressed close the freezer door, you should see cold air come out of the slits in the back of the lower compartment. If not icicles have blocked the passages due to the non working of the heating coil.The heating cycle is controlled by the timer switch located near the compressor at the back. Unplug the fridge and remove the timer switch.Note the color of the wires and mark on the old switch. Replace and it will work.Only frost free fridges have heating cycle.

The cold air passage in a modern fridge is made out of thermocole . It will take you more than 24 hours of defrosting to remove the ice. I had to use a hair dryer to melt the ice even after 30 hours. Thermocole is a fantastic insulator.If you want to avoid melting the insulator blow air into the vent from the refrigerator compartment using a vacuum cleaner in blower mode ( reverse mode ). After a few minutes of blowing,hot air will come from the vacuum cleaner which should do the trick

Jun 26, 2011 | Kenmore Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Freezer is cold, but refrigerator is warm. The fan is running, but I don't feel cold air coming into the refrigerator compartment. There did not appear to be a large amount of frost anywhere, but just to be sure, I unplugged it and left the doors open for 24 hours. Plugged it back in and got the same thing, cold freezer / warm refrigerator. What are the logical things to check first? Is there a damper mechanism? Where is that located? Is there a seperate fan that moves cold air from the freezer up to the refrigerator section?


If the freezer is cold the compressor is Ok. Now if its a two door fridge . Open both the doors while the fridge is On. Press the lower door switch ( the lower light should turn off and you should hear the fan humming sound come on ). While holding the door switch pressed close the freezer door, you should see cold air come out of the slits in the back of the lower compartment. If not icicles have blocked the passages due to the non working of the heating coil.The heating cycle is controlled by the timer switch located near the compressor at the back. Unplug the fridge and remove the timer switch.Note the color of the wires and mark on the old switch. Replace and it will work.Only frost free fridges have heating cycle

Mar 07, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Freezer and fridge are getting warmer and warmer despite their settingsGE Profie PDS 20 MFS 2005


ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES FOR A SERVICE CALL IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU STATE, THE MAX SETTINGS ARE SET AND STILL ITS NOT GETTING COOLER, ESPECIALLY IN FRIDGE SECTION RIGHT?
IF YOU ARE MAKING ICE THATS DRY THE FREEZER IS OK,
THE PROBLEM 90% OF THE TIME IS THIS
AS THE FRIDGE SECTION IS RELIANT 100% UPON THE COLD AIR MIGRATING INTO THE FRIDGE COMPARTMENT VIA A LITTLE FLAPPER DOOR THAT OPENS OR CLOSES OR IN BETWEEN AS WELL , THUS ALLOWING MORE OR LESS AIR TO MIGRATE INTO THE REFRIGERATOR SIDE FROM THE FREEZER SIDE
THE STUPIDEST THING IS THE FRIDGE SAYS MAX COLD ON BOTH SETTINGS, ONE ACTUALLY CONTROLS THE COMPRESSOR AND DETERMINES HOW LONG THE COMPRESSOR WILL RUN IT USUALLY IS OFF AND 1-10 , THE ONE THAT TURNS OFF THE COMPRESSOR ISNT THE ONE THAT DETERMINES THE REFRIGERATORS TEMP! THE OTHER SETTING FOR COLDER FREEZER DOES!!!! TAKE THAT SETTING BACK OFF OF MAX FOR COLDER FREEZER AND THE LITTLE FLAPPER WILL OPEN ALL THE WAY , WHEN SET FOR MAX COLD THE FRIDGE SIDE STARVES!, ANY SETTING 1-10 SHOULD STILL KEEP THE FREEZER FREEZING AND MAKING ICE IS THE KEY! IF IT CAN THEN ITS NOT A REFRIGERATION PROBLEM , IT IS A CIRCULATION ISSUE

Aug 23, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

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Freezer and fresh food compartment are warm.


The fridge thermostat is faulty and not cutting in at the required temperature. Fridge stats are not easy to test, so the best way is to bypass the stat to see if the compressor starts. To bypass the stat first unplug the appliance and remove the stat housing from inside the fridge compartment, once you have removed the housing you will see the stat inside. Some stats have 2 terminals some have 3, whatever yours has you will need to connect the compressor wire ( Black) to the live wire (Red or White). When you have bypassed the stat plug the appliance back in and switch on, if the fridge starts up and runs ok you will need to purchase a new stat.


Jul 17, 2008 | Kenmore 57072 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Hello, Bosch Classixx fridge freezer warms up in fridge compartment, freezer seems OK. Is it just icing up, & I could switch it off for 48 hours? Or what to do? Thanks.


A defrost is more than likely necessary. Shut it off at the control and open the door. Also the little drawer or pan under the freezer compartment sometimes will have a baffle that can be raised or lowered to provide more or less air circulation. For a cooler refrigerator you would open the baffle, and for a warmer refrigerator temperature you would close the baffle for less air and warmer temperature.

May 05, 2008 | Refrigerators

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