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Refridgerator not cooling

Just noticed internal temp in freezer up at 50-deg and melting. Internal lite on, do not hear it running. Looking at cleaning coils and finding a reset. Then will hit compressor. Will check fans for free spin and look for ice plug. Where is the reset button?

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    app_3rp12235 Feb 15, 2012

    When I pulled it out from the wall, I noticed that the compressor was warm and not moving, and that both top and bottom fans were working. I tapped the compressor a few times while looking around for some kind of reset button, and the bottom fan started. Blew out minor dust from coils. Then I checked the internal temp in freezer and found it had returned to 20-deg. Moved thermometer to refrigerator to see if it is in good range. Watching.

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You might have a gas leak in evaporator in freezer Section

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An hour aint enough. Turn off fridge, use blow drier, thers a huge ice cube behind that sheetmetal wall back of freezer inside wall, it takes 48 hours at 75 degrees to let it do itself. Listen for inside motor, its obvious. If so, you hve a defrost problem.

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SOURCE: compressor runs, very little cooling, internal fan not running

You will need to unplug refrigerator and open plane inside freezer to see if fan is stuck or burned out. If freezer is frozen over with ice you will need to warm the ice for removal. Let me know, when you are ready, Sea Breeze

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Your refrigerator does not have a simple defrost timer, it has a expensive defrost board. The replacement part number 8201659 it may be found possibly by a group of different company's. At this point I have only found Sears parts direct. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action?pop=flush You can go to this site and put part numbert 8201659 in parts search and play less. http://servicepartstec.blogspot.com/ The offer free answers and help. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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It sounds like it is due for a shot of freon (or most likely R-134A), and most fridges have a crimped coolant line instead of fittings to connect to for recharging. Call a few refrigerator repair guys and get some quotes, and then compare the price of a new, more energy efficient fridge. You will probably decide you are better off just buying new, considering the average life span of white goods is around 10 years, and no telling what will go bad next.

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SOURCE: will not keep refridgerant for more than a month

rarely does the compressor leak on these sealed units,have someone certified put in some leak tracer dye into the freon/refrigerant system and when or where it leaks out there will be a florescent leak spot you can find with a black light tube light anywhere in the sealed system

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