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Both Freezer and Refridgerator Stopped Cooling

I noticed that the ice in the automatic ice maker was melting and then saw that the refrigerator was turning warm. When I attempted to set the temperature control, both the refrigerator setting and freezer setting changed at the same time to the same setting. I also smelled an odor that may be the coolant gas leaking. This happened even after I unloaded the food and cleaned the inside, so it was not food odors.

I unplugged the refrigerator and waited several minutes to plug it in again. The freezer control and the refrigerator control now work independently and I see some evidence of cooling, but I still detect the same odor.

Is the coolant gas leaking? Is there a specific part I can order, or do I need to have it serviced by a professional?

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If the icemaker motor or heater short out it will cause a foul odor. I have never heard it described as cooked broccoli, but it can be pretty bad. Remove the icemaker and inspect the bottom of it where the heater element is and remove the white cover of the motor and look in there. You can take the three screws out of the motor module and see if anything is burned on it.
If you can rule out the icemaker, the next things to check would be the evaporator fan motor and defrost heater. Generally, if a fan motor starts causing an odor it will stop running completely and if a defrost heater goes out it will quit defrosting. It is possible, but unlikely, that something has gotten into the evaporator area and is sitting on the defrost heater so that it is "cooking" during the defrost cycle.
Check the icemaker first, it is the most likely cause of the odor. Post back with complete model number if you need further assistance and we will go through checking everything else.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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try putting crumpled newspaper in it daily to get rid of the smell, the coolant if leaking should not cause any horrible smell, Freon they use today has very little smell to it. Frost free units have heaters and fans in them to keep them frost free. It could be that a fan quit and the heater overheated something around it."

Let me know if this helps, good luck

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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hi thanks for the question the freezer is more than likely frosted up now with the door left open the drain hose from freezer is clogged shut down let thaw remove panel at the back of fridge allow 24 hrs to thaw clean out the drain tube re level the fridge so that if the door is left open the door will close by its self raise the front legs to achieve this thanks the appliance doc

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SOURCE: Chemical odor in refrigerator/freezer

put coffeee grains or orange peeles this will take the smell away thanks from gilles

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflows-in-ice-maker-and.html

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-------------

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How to replace Ice maker assembly?

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