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Fridge running but not cooling

Have a frigidaire fridge, standard top freezer. The compressor is running and condensing coils are on the back of fridge and are warm to to touch. But compressor is not cooling. Its about 45 degrees in freezer. I replaced cold control, defrost timer. Please help. coils are clean. I was thinking the condenser moter fan? But does it have one? Are some fridges cooled by the condensate water dripping in a pan below compressor and keeping it cool like that? Or does all fridges have a fan on compressor.
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  • jhart727 Nov 20, 2008

    So your not thinking the compressor motor? The compressor is very hot to the touch!

  • wilfredomcor Dec 01, 2008

    The compresor looks great but it doesn't get cold at refrigerator compartment ???

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Sounds like you're low on gas...assuming that the condenser coils are clean.

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