The fridge only works after I hit the back with my fist
It stopped working a couple of weeks ago and I bought a new one. When I moved the old one to the garage before throwing it away I decided to plug it in and surprise! It was working fine, so I decided to keep it in the garage. Now only works for a while if I hit the back and then stops working again.
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That could be a fairly benign contact problem.
If you own a simple multimeter with a continuity (sometimes marked with a diode symbol) or Ohms function, you can attach the probes to the AC plug prongs one probe to each) and thump away at the fridge (maybe opening the lower panel and poking too) to see if you can isolate the source of the problem.
It really sounds like the appliance is still ready to go but that some electrical connection isn't one anymore.
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Try to tap, or hit, your "Klix-on" switch.
I just learned this last year, and it worked for me.
(An appliance dealer told me about it.)
You will be going down to the bottom of the 'fridge and removing the grate and the cardboard covers to see the compressor.
Attached to the compressor, on the side of it, is a pair of parts about the size of your fist. (The two together is the size of your fist.)
This is 2 pieces, and they have wires to them.
The Klix-on is one of those 2 pieces, and if you tap it with a hammer, it should start.
(It is the starter for the compressor.)
Do not hit it too hard.
I bought a new one, it cost me $ 40 at a local appliance parts store.
God bless your efforts.
This is a pure case of the AUTO DEFROST timer having a fault or the THERMOSTAT being weak.
The fan is hitting onthe frost that is building up after a couple of days.When you shut the fridge all frost goes off to clear the fan , the frost then build up gradually as the timer does not activate the auto defrost or the thermostat is cutting off the fridge as it runs on.
So get these two parts checked and changed. Inthe first place ccheck the timerr, normally at the rear bottom.
hopefully you looked out back ...rear lower panel and checked little white condenser fan running...it really needs too to keep temp stable across the condenser coils and no overheat condition to the compressor.hopefully you wont need the $300 circuit board like I just bought
If you can tell me what model and make I can solve this for you, for example Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, Sears Brand that has different numbers like 159.58975
Let me if this is a GE brand and model number, Thanks, Sea Breeze
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Your question is: freezer is icing up and fridge temperature has risen to 10 from 5. Also alot of condensation in the fridge and the fan doesnt seem to be working in fridge. Correct temperature on freezer -18 but ice. new frost free fridge freezer bought 1.5 weeks ago
This is no problem for you. You are under warranty and as long as you have not tryed to repair it yourself you are completely covered. Look for the manufacturer's warranty phone number on the paper work that came with it or call the sales man, he will be happy to track that down for you because he wants repeat business.
If you bought it used the only answer is to return it. You could get a local pro to repair it at yuor own expense but I wouldn't recomend that for a frige only 1.5 weeks old!
Feel free contact me again! Please give me a rating here at fixya.com before you sign off Thank you, Harvey your Master Plumber
This sounds like your fridge has a leak somewhere and it slowly discharged its refrigerant. the compressor can sustain damage when there is no refrigerant and often will hum and eventually fail.
Sorry but you may need a new compressor - if you were going to replace the fridge soon anyway then i would go ahead, but a compressor and the labour to fit it etc may be cheaper than a new fridge - you need a refrigeration repair man/shop (if you can take the fridge to a repair shop it will always be cheaper than calling a guy to your house)
Sorry i can't really help, but the symptoms are classic, if you are lucky then a technician may be able to fix the leak and restart the compressor, but not always
if you want to try something yourself just try tapping the compressor smartly but not too hard with the end of a dry wooden or plastic stick or similar with the fridge plugged in. the compressor is the thing at the bottom in the back that looks a bit like a small fuel tank, should be right in the middle and will be the largest thing in there. Just be careful not to break any copper tubes or touch any wires. Sometimes a stuck compressor can be freed this way, but you will almost certainly still need the leak fixing and a refill of refrigerant.
Sorry about the bad news
Hope this helps