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Brand new wont get cold cotrols sa of no on switch i unpluged it still no luck I have the same problem. It won't get cold. Unpugged and wait a day still no good. Metered temp setting and no go

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  • josephgalluc Oct 02, 2008

    I have a new 4 cubic feet refridgerator. It was given to my by a friend who decided he wanted a full size instead. He had it over a year and never took it out of the box so the warranty is over. It seems like the compressor is running,I took reading on the temp control. On off it is open, any other setting reads continuity. Is there a way to check the charge on refrigerant


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I am assuming that by your post "...wont get cold..." you are referring to the entire unit, both the freezer and the fridge. Since the fridge is cooled by way of drawing air from the freezer/evaporator, it is the freezer that must be attended to. Most designs have a single compressor, might or might not have two but definitely a thermostatic control (which incidentally you have posted to checked out OK). By process of elimination, that leaves us only two (2) possibilities:

  • the compressor; and/or
  • the refrigerant.
The compressor is basically a motor and a pump. You could check by feeling if the casing of the compressor hums/vibrate, then this would be a safe assumption that the motor is running. On the other hand, the refrigerant could have dried out/leaked and therefore would require a refilling process.

Depending where you are, the availability of service center either authorized or independent, the repair cost would have to be considered given the size of the unit.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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With any refrigerator there are only a few things to make it cold. First make sure the compresor and fans are running. If there are any fans. With this being a brand new unit it is under warranty for the sealed system. So if it is low on refrigerant you can exchange it or go thourgh the warranty process of having a repairman come out and fix it. There should be a thermostat in the refrigerator part that you can ajust. Other than that there's not much else to a refrigerator Exspecially a new one.

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  • Edward Boukater Oct 02, 2008

    To check the refrigerant on a demestic refrigerator you have to have a perising valve to access the system. You can theses at any appliance store it's an a-1 vavle. With a set of refrigeant gauges you should read 2-8 lbs. low pressure on the suction line or the biger line that gets cold. The valve comes with 1/4, and 5/6 fittings in it with directions in it. The thin g is do you have access to refrigerant gauges. Call me at 504-722-3946


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Hi thanks for the question can you hear the compressor running put your hand on the compressor to see if its hot if its hot and no cooling you have an internal leak if so not worth repairing thanks the appliance doc

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    john gagnon Sep 27, 2008

    so check tat and get back to me hopefully its not the compressor thanks


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