Our electricity was out for 4 days due to Hurricane Ike, we cleaned out our fridge and freezer and kept the doors open until power returned. We placed frozen food back in the freezer 12 hours after power returned. Since then, nothing will stay frozen. It's cold but more like a fridge than a freezer. We had the setting on coldest then we tried 3 to see if that would work. Still nothing will stay frozen except the ice packs we have in the door (ice cream is soup). However, the ice maker is working and the ice is staying solid. Please help!
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Re: freezer not freezing
Check to see if the fan motor in the freezer is running. Most likely it is not circulating the cold air Also make sure the defrost drain line is clear and has drained out. A frozen sheet of ice will restrict airflow also
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It is possible that the air blowing of the fan is restricted due to freezing within the cooling coils, frost developing too much inside the coild, This can happen even if the door had been kept too long open or if the auto defrosting of the fridge is not working fine. So first of all deffrost off the fridge totally by shutting it off for about 8 hours. Clean up totally and restart after you think the cooling coils are clean and dry. Now check for the first 24 hours how the efficiency of the system works, is it better or worse or the same. If better it is sure you auto defrosting is not working and you will have to check up on the auto timer unit. If the same then check the speed of the fan and the blowing, set the temp in moderration to the freezer and the fridge to balance off, not too much for the freezer and try. I am sure the fault will be in this section. Hope you try this out. Good day
if the fan run and does not freeze, possible compressor or compressor start kit. Start kits that a beating in stormy weather. Start kits consist of a relay, capicator and overload sensor. These 3 parts can be ordered seperately or a generic start kit with all the of these made in one. if the compressor is bad on a 10 year old freezer you might want to look at a new freezer
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
It sounds as though your thermostat is not cycling your compressor off causing it to run until the point of freezing. If you sit and listen, you will hear it hum. If it never stops humming, 9 times out of 10, the power outage shorted your thermostat.
sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all that ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youll melt everything) or by pouring hot water down the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine
you need to turn the frezzer downso it lets more cold air into frig. and put the frig setting back in the middle,aslo vac off your coils under the frig.all this should work,if not let me know,also check to see if you have any frost buildup on the freezer walls-mike
It might be that your fridge went into something called 'demo mode' that shuts the compressor down so as not to waste electricity on the showroom floor. The freezer and fridge sides both start to warm up, but the temperatures shown on the outside of the door never change, so you don't know you have a problem until you open the fridge or freezer and find you have a melted mess. My Samsung is 7 years old and we run into this problem frequently when our power is on and off, like just recently with hurricane Ike. Per the Samsung website, the cure for 'demo mode' is to unplug the fridge for 1 minute then plug it back in. They also suggested pressing Power Freeze and Freezer Temp together for 8 seconds until you hear a chime to cancel demo mode. Good luck. I really dislike this machine.