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Refrigerator and freezer not cooling adequately

Model RB150T. Unit runs constantly but does not cool the freezer below about 20 degrees nor the fresh food section below about 50 degrees. Controls are set for lowest fresh food setting, and "5" freezer section. If low on freon, it's too expensive to fix, but possibly the defrost or divider heaters are stuck on?

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The ptc overload on the compressor is defective,replace this and it will again cool properly

Posted on Feb 16, 2012

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SOURCE: GE TPX24BPBGBB fresh food section won't cool

Have you noticed any ice built up on the rear freezer wall? it is very likely that you have a defrost problem situation,IE: Heater,Defrost Thermostat,Defrost Timer any failure in these components will cause an icing problem and therefore you will not get sufficient air flow to the Food Compartment

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I had the same thing and it cost me 300 bucks to have a circuit board replaced. I think it controlled defrost cycle. 

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I have a sub zero that keeps growing bits of mold around the working parts of the fridge. Is this normal?

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Please read it appears that there are two defrost timers for your refrigerator one for the freezer one for the refrigerator

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Refrigerator fresh food section cool but not cold (freezer ok).

The most likely problem is in the defrost system. Behind the freezer panel there is not only an evaporator fan, but also the evaporator itself, and a defrost heater, termination bi-metal, and drain pan (or trough). You will likely find ice build-up in the evap coil. This could be caused by the defrost timer, the heater, or the termination bi-metal.
Have a service tech look at the unit.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The model number provided does not register. Your model number is located on the inside wall of your fresh food section.

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I do not think this is your total problem.

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