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Refrigerator is out but freezer still works

Overloaded freezer may have caused fan to go out? Is this possible? Cleaned dust from compressor and shut off to let it cool down but it is still not working

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  • dan_2137 Oct 21, 2008

    The model # GLRT13TES0 Serial # is LA51601700 The manufacturer date is 2004 - 2005



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Hello dan_2137

You said, overloaded freezer may have caused fan to go out? Is this possible? Cleaned dust from compressor and shut off to let it cool down but it is still not working

Yes It's possible. If the freezer is so packed full where the packages cover the air vents in the rear of the freezer.
The freezer and the fridge share the cold air and this is the first think we look for if the fridge is warm and the freezer cold, And the fan works nonstop rather than cycling off and on!

What is the model number and year of your fridge!
Waiting your response.
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Posted on Oct 20, 2008

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Oct 21, 2008

    Dan ,
    I'm still looking for you anyway.
    Was the freezer packed to the ceiling ready to burst??????

    Here is an interesting report I just read!


    You said, your refrigerator isn't running - food getting warmer and the light is on inside

    Need clarification
    What is the model number and the year?????????????

    Do you hear only silence
    Check that there is still power in that outlet.
    You can use a small lamp to test the outlet for power.
    When you unplug the fridge to test the outlet, leave the fridge off for 5 minutes.
    Then plug it back in and see if this reset the system.
    You may have a freon leak and the compressor will not turn on.

    If the fridge is old you may find this article I just read interesting.

    Repair or replace?

    When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

    It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
    such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

    Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
    in the owner's manual.

    Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
    The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
    how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

    Follow these guidelines:

    When a repair makes sense

    If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
    paying for a repair makes sense.
    Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
    readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

    When a repair might be a wise choice.

    If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
    it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
    But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
    given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
    Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
    are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
    more efficient than those built before 1993.

    When it pays to replace.

    The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
    Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
    six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

    Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
    of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.



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