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The freezer is working but the fridge isn't cooling. Numbers in fridge door are: WRN38RWG6 DA68-11043J

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  • sarahcox36 Sep 26, 2008

    Thanks for your help - the fridge is now working.



    I believe it was the frost free function not working - we completely defrosted the freezer and a very long time later, the water started to drip through the vents!



    Thanks again



    Sarah

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Hi sarahcox36,
welcome aboard!

You say: The freezer is working but the fridge isn't cooling.
first think you have to look at is if the freezer is packed full or the frozen food is covering the air vents in the rear of the freezer not allowing the cold air to circulate back to the fridge!
They share the cold air and must have that circulation for the two to work properly.
Please check this.
Next,
Under your fridge is the small black tubes that run bck and forth next to each other.
they have the freon running through them that circulates to and from the compressor!
They may be covered with dust from years of not being cleaned! Which will keep the heat in and cause the fridge to stay warm !
I've seen where they were caked with 2-3 inches of dust and not visible! After 12 hours it was better and 24 hours great!
They should be gently cleaned every couple of months with a refrigerator brush that you can buy for 5 dollars at a hardware store .

Let me know that one of these two are the problem and get back to me!

How old is the fridge?.... READ Repair or replace?BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bless You
Huuum


Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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