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Hobart D-series reach-in refrigerator is not cooling. Coils were dirty, but recently cleaned still not cooling. What are the possible problems?

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You may have a low freon condition in the fridge section. Look to see if you have an ice block building up on the rear wall towards the lower left side. If so, you are low on freon and the ost likely culprit is a leaking evaporater. The best way to tell if you are low on freon for sure is to take out all the shelves, remove the light cover, then the 2 screws holding the fan cover, and then remove the back wall. You wont be able to pull it all the way out cause the cold control is attached to it for the freezer and fridge so be careful. Turn the fridge control all the way up to 10 and wait till the compressor is running. you can tell if the compressor is running by pushing in the little switch on the top of the door frame and seeing if the fan runs(one switch is for lights, the other for fan) if it runs the compressor is on. anyway watch the coils and see if they develop frost all the way from top to bottom. If they dont you are low on freon and are ooking at about a $600 repair. if it does frost all the way you may have a bad cold control or a stalling fan motor up by the condensor on top. The best way to tell this is the next time the fridge feels warm, sheck the frame around the door seal and see if it is hot to the touch. If it is you almost surley have a bad condensor fan motor. Hope you can wade through all tis to find the answers. Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 24, 2007

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SOURCE: refridgerator is not cooling or freezing

If the compressor comes on, then it is most likely working, unless it makes a loud humming noise. However, if it makes a clicking noise, it could have a bad relay. If the compressor gets too hot, it will shut itself off on overload until it's cool enough to run again, which is usually long enough to defrost your food.

You may have a problem in your sealed system. If this is the case, there may be a refrigerant leak somewhere. If this is the case, you should have a technician come out. Your sealed system should be covered under warranty if your refrigerator is under 5 years old.

Please let me know if you have any other questions about this.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't find refrigerator coils/ cooling issues

There're two coils ,the condenser coil wich you already clean (also make sure the condensing fan motor works properly and the fan blades are also clean).The other is the evaporator coil wich is located inside the freezer behind the back wall cover.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: The fan is running, but the refrigerator and freezer are not cooling. We cleaned the coils... any other suggestions?

Check the compressor and the relay. Make sure they are working when you turn on freezer and fridge to the max. If the compressor does not start then you need a new relay. If the compressor starts then it is your thermostat that has gone bad and must be replaced. you can find the parts on repairclinic.com and order them with instructions on how to remove the bad part and install the new part

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Side by Side Refrigerator no longer cooling.

If not cooling or signs of not defrosting we will need to check the compressor start components, fan mortors and motherboard. Let me know and I can guide you through this. Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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heatman101
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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

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Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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Freezer/fridge wont cool or freeze


If your refrigerator is not cooling, the problem could be as simple as a covered vent or something more complicated that requires the help of a service professional.


Is your thermostat set incorrectly? It's possible to accidentally bump the thermostat, so check it and reset, if necessary, to the proper coolness.

Check for a damaged cord or unplugged refrigerator, then check your electrical panel to make sure fuses aren't blown or the breaker has been tripped.

Is your refrigerator crammed with items or are air vents covered? Overfilling, especially near vents, can prevent cool air from flowing around items. Reduce the amount of food and drink inside your refrigerator, and be sure to leave vents clear.

Are your door gaskets damaged or worn, allowing cool air to escape? Try this test of your gaskets: Place a piece of paper or a dollar bill between the closed door and the refrigerator frame. If you can pull it out easily while the door is closed, it's time to replace the seals.

If there's ice on the evaporator cover ( typically found on the back wall of the freezer), it's a sign that the evaporator coils inside could also be covered in ice and frost, indicating a defrost problem. Try unplugging the fridge and defrosting it before calling for help.

Is the compressor (the football-sized case on the outside back of the refrigerator) making a continuous hum or other noise? A constant noise could indicate a serious problem with one or more components. This is a repair that should be left to a refrigerator service expert.

If you hear a clicking noise every few minutes, this means your condenser is trying to work but can't. To see if a dirty condenser is to blame, check the condenser coils. These are usually found on the back or the underside of the refrigerator. If they are dirty, clean them. For instructions, see How to clean refrigerator coils and fan.

If your condenser coils are clean, the problem could be the start relay, which triggers the compressor. Have a refrigerator repair pro determine if the start relay is the culprit and to replace it if necessary.

For more help identifying the causes and solutions, read Refrigerator not cooling or watch the video below. I hope this helps!

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Freezer foods thawed, still cold


then the thermostat must have gone bad.

did u replace it?

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Refrigerator is not cooling


If your refrigerator is not cooling, the problem could be as simple as a covered vent or something more complicated that requires the help of a service professional.

Is your thermostat set incorrectly? It's possible to accidentally bump the thermostat, so check it and reset, if necessary, to the proper coolness.

Check for a damaged cord or unplugged refrigerator, then check your electrical panel to make sure fuses aren't blown or the breaker has been tripped.

Is your refrigerator crammed with items or are air vents covered? Overfilling, especially near vents, can prevent cool air from flowing around items. Reduce the amount of food and drink inside your refrigerator, and be sure to leave vents clear.

Are your door gaskets damaged or worn, allowing cool air to escape? Try this test of your gaskets: Place a piece of paper or a dollar bill between the closed door and the refrigerator frame. If you can pull it out easily while the door is closed, it's time to replace the seals.

If there's ice on the evaporator cover ( typically found on the back wall of the freezer), it's a sign that the evaporator coils inside could also be covered in ice and frost, indicating a defrost problem. Try unplugging the fridge and defrosting it before calling for help.

Is the compressor (the football-sized case on the outside back of the refrigerator) making a continuous hum or other noise? A constant noise could indicate a serious problem with one or more components. This is a repair that should be left to a refrigerator service expert.

If you hear a clicking noise every few minutes, this means your condenser is trying to work but can't. To see if a dirty condenser is to blame, check the condenser coils. These are usually found on the back or the underside of the refrigerator. If they are dirty, clean them. For instructions, see How to clean refrigerator coils and fan.

If your condenser coils are clean, the problem could be the start relay, which triggers the compressor. Have a refrigerator repair pro determine if the start relay is the culprit and to replace it if necessary.

For more help identifying the causes and solutions, read Refrigerator not cooling.

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GE refrigerator tfx24rg not cooling


If your refrigerator is not cooling, the problem could be as simple as a covered vent or something more complicated that requires the help of a service professional.

Is your thermostat set incorrectly? It's possible to accidentally bump the thermostat, so check it and reset, if necessary, to the proper coolness.

Check for a damaged cord or unplugged refrigerator, then check your electrical panel to make sure fuses aren't blown or the breaker has been tripped.

Is your refrigerator crammed with items or are air vents covered? Overfilling, especially near vents, can prevent cool air from flowing around items. Reduce the amount of food and drink inside your refrigerator, and be sure to leave vents clear.

Are your door gaskets damaged or worn, allowing cool air to escape? Try this test of your gaskets: Place a piece of paper or a dollar bill between the closed door and the refrigerator frame. If you can pull it out easily while the door is closed, it's time to replace the seals.

If there's ice on the evaporator cover (typically found on the back wall of the freezer), it's a sign that the evaporator coils inside could also be covered in ice and frost, indicating a defrost problem. Try unplugging the fridge and defrosting it before calling for help.

Is the compressor (the football-sized case on the outside back of the refrigerator) making a continuous hum or other noise? A constant noise could indicate a serious problem with one or more components. This is a repair that should be left to a refrigerator service expert.

If you hear a clicking noise every few minutes, this means your condenser is trying to work but can't. To see if a dirty condenser is to blame, check the condenser coils. These are usually found on the back or the underside of the refrigerator. If they are dirty, clean them. For instructions, see How to clean refrigerator coils and fan.

If your condenser coils are clean, the problem could be the start relay, which triggers the compressor. Have a refrigerator repair pro determine if the start relay is the culprit and to replace it if necessary.

For more help identifying the causes and solutions, read Refrigerator not cooling. I hope this helps!

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Amana BR18V1S is running but fridge temperature is low (slightly cool) Checked everything, cleaned coils (very dirty) Freezer OK.


Check and see if the freezer coils are blocked with ice. If not you may have a refrigerant problem as you stated the coils were dirty. The new refrigerants when hot tend to clog the capillary tube which feeds the refrigerant to the evaporator (freezer coils)

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The door frame of the refrigerator gets way too hot. the lady said it burnt her finger it was so hot. its a maytag msb2354grq


It's usually caused by the condenser fan which is underneath around back. If it's not running when the compressor runs it will cause the problem you describe. You will need to remove the cardboard backing on the back of the fridge to access the fan.
Here's how to test the fan.
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

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Why is my compressor running all the time and not getting colder than 44 degrees


More than likely the coils are dirty. The coils need to be clean for the refrigerator to cool properly. On some refrigerators the coils are on the rear and others the coils are underneath. They sell a special brush at most hardware stores and grocery stores. I see them for sale all the time at the "big box" stores. I prefer to use my air compressor with a long blower attachment to reach underneath and blow the dust and "wooly bugers" off. I set the pressure regulator on the air compressor to 40 psi. The only thing is the dust and crud go everywhere but the coils are left really clean. This needs to be done about every 3 months, at least..

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The temperature is reading about 30 degrees in the freezer bottom. refrigerator portion is ok.


The compressor cycle is controlled in the fresh food compartment. Cold air is forced from the freezer compartment to the fresh food compartment. The air flow is controlled by the fresh food temperature dial.

One of the most common causes of refrigerator inefficiency is dirty condenser coils. These are located on the bottom of the refrigerator behind the front kick panel. A small fan (usually in the back of the unit behind the coils) draws air over the coils to cool them and condense the freon back to a liquid to be recycled through the refrigeration loop. You would not believe how much dust and dirt can accumulate on these coils in a relatively short period of time.

If the coils are dirty, they prohibit air from carrying off the heat and the freon is not fully condensed, thus when it reaches the evaporator, the heat carrying capability of it is severely diminshed. Cleaning the condenser coils is a free (albeit somewhat dirty) fix and you wouldn't believe the difference it can make. I've seen coils so dirty I could literally grap handfuls at a time. Special brushes are made for this task, but anythng is better than nothing. A vacuum is recommended so that you're not just spreading the dust and dirt around, but actually removing it.

A slight possibility is that the condenser fan (the one that pulls air over the coils) is burned out. See if you can see it from the front or if not, pull the refrigerator out and remove the back panel. You can also get to the back of the coils better from the back. The coils are usually a horizontal V-Shape, which makes them all the more difficult to clean since they are so close to the floor and the bottom of the interior shell.

Good luck. I hope this free fix helps. You'll be AMAZED at the impact this will have on the refrigerator's operation, and it'll also save you money since the compressor running at top efficiency will no longer need to run as long.

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Can't find refrigerator coils/ cooling issues


There're two coils ,the condenser coil wich you already clean (also make sure the condensing fan motor works properly and the fan blades are also clean).The other is the evaporator coil wich is located inside the freezer behind the back wall cover.

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