Freezer suddenly stopped freezing and fride is not getting cold
I have a black whirlpool model 2314273-a what can i try to get it to work properly again. this fridge also comes with a ice maker inside fridge but it has never been hooked up. i use to keep the fridge on highest temp for both freezer and fridge somuch so that the fridge part would freeze the milk!!! please help will repairs be costly? i have had this fridge for 3yrs
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Hi Kim, Before you check out the link below, Read about your refrigerator not cooling?Is your older or newer model refrigerator plugged in, getting power, the lights are on inside but the fridge will not cool and the freezer won't freeze? If your refrigerator or freezer has suddenly stopped cooling and the freezer won't freeze, we have multiple solutions for you.If you hear a clicking sound coming from the back of your refrigerator/freezer, then the problem is most likely the compressor is overheating or not getting proper power and will not start. The compressor is the component on your refrigerator that allows your refrigerator to cool. If this component is not working properly your refrigerator will stop cooling. Most of the time the compressor is not the component that has failed.
The freezer should go down to about zero degrees. If your unit is constantly running it is because the internal temp has not activated the thermostat to turn off the compressor. Lower than normal refrigerant levels could account for this. Also to be checked out is the evaporator coil not being frozen over with a block of ice - the latter is caused by an inoperable self defroster - this causes the freezer to not cool properly and raise all internal temps.
If not a self defrosting unit, defrost the unit and restart unit. It will cool properly until the evaporator freezes up again. How fast it freezes up depends on how often the freezer door is opened and how much moist warm air enters the freezer compartment.
Check the Fan that is supposed to move the air across the cooling ciol. You will need to remove the plastic covering on the back of the freezer to find the fan. This has happened to me before and I replaced the fan for $25 and fixed the problem.
two options...one drain hole blocked in freezer,clean with copper wire/bleach to clear gunge.
two outside temp too cold i.e. unit in garage/outhouse( too cold for compressor )
also check seal to doors.air leaks...
there is a defrost mode that melts any frost or ice on the evaporator coils and drains it into a pan under the fridge. if that drain is blocked, the water will pool inside. also check the door seals. if warm moist air leaks in, it'll condense on the cold interior and pool as well.
does it freeze at all? you may have a problem with the coolent in the back of the fride which if so (depending on the cost of the fride) may be cheaper to replace, also the dial you use for selecting the freeze level could be faulty