Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

Westinghouse Ref Just bought a slightly marked 2 door ref. Who long do I let it sit before I plug in to get it going. Some people told my 6 hrs to let the freon settle

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,462 Answers

Leaving for 6 hours should be ok. reason is nothing to do with freon (not used nowadays anyway) but because there is oil in the compressor and if has been tilted a lot, the oil can get up the high pressure pipework and cause a blockage

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why are the sides of my new Samsung RT22FAJBDSA (8.3 cu. ft.) Ref was so hot although the inside was cool?


Did u follow the unpacking and installation instructions??
Are the sides,bottom,and back of refrigerator clear of all obsticals?
Did u remove the plastic from the ac cord prongs?

Sep 22, 2014 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have a westinghouse 2 door fridge that is not getting cold enough, 7 degrees in the fridge, freezer seems ok. not sure where to set the controls as i have no manual. its a 2 door,freeze at the top and...


i think your ref working normal try to adjust thermostat setting on the fridge if you want to cool lower than 7 degrees but this temp. allready can chill the food. then you said that freezer ok.

Feb 12, 2011 | Westinghouse Refrigerators

1 Answer

Bar fridge was tiped on its back now does not run kelvinator m130c 20re3071


Sounds like oil from the compressor leaked into the lines. You should allow at least 24 hrs for a ref to sit upright after moving it on its back. Shut it down and allow it to sit.Unfortunately the problem is most likely irreversible.

Jan 22, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have water on the bottom of my refrigerator under the crisper drawers. what can be the problem. i bought it in 2001


If its a top freezer you have a frozen drain. If you are not trying to remove panels on the ref then you should shuf the ref down for 24 hrs with the doors open to allow it to thaw out. What is happening is when your freezer defrosts the ice your drain line is plugged and is overflowing down your vents into the ref. 99 times out of 100 this will work. 1% of the time there is somthing obstructing the drain line which would require a tech.

Jan 11, 2010 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

It is a side-by-side, and difficult to open the doors, esp. the refrig. side after having opened and closed the freezer door.


Hi, this problem are what we called, vacuum (air) lock, it's not a problem, it means that your door are sealing properly, you should wait 2-4 mins, before opening, doors will open normally, if you give it 2-4 mins, if you try to open door immediately after closing, you will get that sort of vacuum lock, what you could do when it's lock, push something flat between door gasket and ref. body, try not to break gasket, you will hear air releasing, wait few seconds and door will open easily. it.s quite normally for ref. door to air lock, especially when you try to re-enter ref. immediately after closing. it will go away after a while, good luck.

Aug 10, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Frezzer working,freshfood side not,ok I stopped motor several times and it work four days and agin the problem. Is there a sensor in the freshfood side? or a little fan inside?Pls Help me


Hi, you got a defrost problem, when to much ice build up after few days,cooling decreases. it could either be your defrost heaters are burnt out, faulty defrost timer, or faulty defrost thermodisc, which are usually at back of freezer, you will have to remove back panel of freezer, and cary out continuity test, to see which ones are defected. the defrost timer sometimes could be found inside of refrigerator compartment or at back of ref. different models, different location, you didn't say what made ref. you got, surely you got a defrost problem, you will need a mechanic to get it check, if your days are hot, or if you got door gasket problem, or someone forgot door half open for few hrs, or excessive hot air getting into ref, could cause that too. before calling mechanic, you will need to empty ref. and unplug for few hrs, clean out all ice, surely it will work, but if problem continues, call mechanic.

Aug 07, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Westinghouse Gold GD22DF, Blows circuit.


There are a variety of reasons this can be caused by. With the unit unplugged, remove back panel. Look for loose or burnt wires.

Feb 14, 2009 | Westinghouse WRS3R3EW 33" 22.6 Cu. Ft....

1 Answer

Freezer works fine but fridge side stays at about 45 degrees


First, I think it’s important to know that the Ref side has no cooling coils, it’s basically a box and the cold air in the freezer is blown over by a fan through a channel into the Ref side. This channel has a door which regulates how much cold air goes through. You probably have two control knobs in the Ref side, one controls the temp with numbers 1-9, 9 being the coldest. This temp control tells the compressor how long to run. The other control is for that little door and it may have letters A-E, E being the coldest. If you set it on E (coldest) then this will close that little door and keep most the cold air in the freezer.

Now, why is that cold air not getting over to the Ref side?
1. The little door is not open.
check your control setting. You should be able to feel air coming through the channel on the Ref side.

2. The fan in the freezer is not working.
You can hear this fan running when you open the freezer.

3. The coils on the freezer side are clogged with ice which won't let the fan circulate the air over to the Ref side.
This is a failure of the defrost system.

Jan 10, 2009 | Nor-Lake Norlake Refrigeration 4' x 6'...

1 Answer

Freezer compartment of refrigerator not freezing


First, I think it’s important to know that the Ref side has no cooling coils, it’s basically a box and the cold air in the freezer is blown over by a fan through a channel into the Ref side. This channel has a door which regulates how much cold air goes through. You probably have two control knobs in the Ref side, one controls the temp with numbers 1-9, 9 being the coldest. This temp control tells the compressor how long to run. The other control is for that little door and it may have letters A-E, E being the coldest. If you set it on E (coldest) then this will close that little door and keep most the cold air in the freezer.
So, how can the Ref side be cold and the freezer side not freezing?

1. Coolant leak. There is enough coolant to keep the Ref side cool but not enough to freeze on the freezer side.

2. Defrost system failure. The coils on the freezer side are clogged with ice and it's just a matter of time when the Ref side won't cool either. The back wall in the freezer will be covered with ice/frost

Jan 09, 2009 | Nor-Lake Norlake Refrigeration 4' x 6'...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4630 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...