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When fridge or freezer compressor is running but contents are not cold, feel the black radiator with the hand. Basically if the radiator is cold there is no gas or a bad blockage or a leak.( Radiator must be nice and warm on one 1/3 of its length.).

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I HAVE SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE/ FREEZER THE FRIDGE IS WORKING AND THE FREEZER IS ONLY AS COLD AS THE FRIDGE IT DOESN'T FREEZE THE FOOD. I HAVE IT IN THE GARAGE NEAR THE DOOR SO IT IT VERY COLD , I LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS I DON'T KNOW IF THAT MATTERS OR NOT.


I'm in Mass and also buried in several feet of snow, so I have an idea how cold it is in your garage. As a matter of fact, you don't run a compressor in cold outdoor weather, which is basically what you're doing. AC units that were meant to run outdoors have a compressor heater, your fridge doesn't have one.

Feb 18, 2015 | Refrigerators

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Samsung freezer not working light blinking but fridge is working


There must be lot of dirt and dust on the coolant tubes running from compressor in the rear. To solve that...do the following.
Disconnect the refrigerator. Pull it out so you can access the rear bottom end of the fridge where you can go to the black compressor. You will find tiny tubes running on black flat curved sheets. Feel the tubes and clean the entire area with cleaning solution or water with a damp cloth. After cleaning and drying, connect the electricity and the fridge will work fine.

Sep 11, 2014 | Refrigerators

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there is no cooloing effect


the coolling in a refrigerator occurs when the compressor forces freon thru the system and the expansion of gas in the coils of the freezer takes heat away thus cooling the fridge. if no cooling is happening then the compressor is not running, the freon is to low on the charge, or the small "cap" line from the compressor to the cooling coils is blocked. Unfortunately the compressor is the most expensive part of the refrigerator and if it has stopped this can be a expensive problem. there is a few other things that can make the compressor stop. there is an overheat protection device on the side of the compressor that once in a while opens up thus no electrical power to the compressor and no cooling. the other part that can fail is the cold control thermastat. if this opens up the fridge can't start the compressor because the open condition of the cold control never "calls for cold". the other simple thing that can stop the cooling is a totally frosted up coil condition. the air can't circulate around the coils so no cold gets to the inside of the fridge. simple test step one unplug the fridge for 10 minutes then plug back in. Do you hear the motor in the bottom run? If it runs wait ten more minutes and put your hand into the freezer compartment. Do the sides feel cold? if the motor (compressor) in the bottom runs but freezer doesn't get cold then the system is defective and there will be no easy fix. If the freezer does show cold then the problem could be with the "evaporator" fan that circulates cold. this is an inexpensive part and can be replaced at a reasonable cost.

Apr 22, 2011 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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freezer nice but fridge is very warm


When fridge or freezer compressor is running but contents are not cold, feel the black radiator with the hand. Basically if the radiator is cold there is no gas or a bad blockage or a leak.( Radiator must be nice and warm on one 1/3 of its length.).

Dec 13, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel Active Smart E522B...

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freezer not freezing ,fridge not cooling ,no ice build up around coils.what should i check for next?


Is the Compressor Running? Put your hand on compressor and see if you feel a vibration or if it is cold or hot. On the side there is a start relay. Remove that and shake it. If it rattles then it is bad. Replace and you will be running again. If compressor is running then most likely compressor is bad. Check frost pattern on the evaporator in the freezer section. If it appears that compressor is running and the evaporator is a little cold and maybe even has a little frost on the top of it then compressor is insufficient,

May 14, 2010 | KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side...

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