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Re: whirlpool side by side freezer ice cold refridge only...
My frigidaire has a flapper valve assembly that opens and lets the cold air in from the freezer as required. The frigidaires are known for the flapper breaking and staying open and allowing too much cold air in to the refridgerator side.. Check yours out. Mine has a shroud at the top of the refridgerator. Remove it and look around, I feel sure you have the same problem.
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sounds to me your fan is not working its in the freezer unit it blows cold air to your fridge if its turning ,,, defrost the whole unit ... sometimes ice builds up in the tunnel the air flows through . bsc appliances 07779933829 uk
3 things If you have ice on the freezer side. 1. defrost timer not working 2. blower fan failed, if it has one 3. defrost limit switch failed.. i dont think it is #2 but 1 or 3 last but not least your defrost heat coil has failed
inside the back of your freezer there are two holes that lead to your refrige there is also a fan with a small motor attached is the fan blowing the air fromthe freezer into the refridge section also are the two holes plugged up with ice these are some of the first things that you should be checking turning that switch basicly jut opens the damper door that goes fromthe freezer to the fridge so in allactuality if the door is pluged with ice or the air isnt being pushed through those holes your refridge wont get that cold also another thing to check would be the operation of that small damper door if you do have a fan runnning and do not have ice but if the door is always closed this could also cause this problem hope this helps
The refrigerator coos from the bleed over from the freezer, See if the fan in the freezer is working properly and the crossover duct/vet is not obstructed or close.. Ck to make sure the control in the fridge is working,
You have ice in freezer fins. You need to remove back panel inside of freezer, melt all the ice replace panel, plug refridge back in. The ice causes bad airflow to the refridge side, causing to heat up.
the problem is the freezer drain is plugged up. when the fridge goes into defrost,the water that is suppose to drain out has no where to go. so it refreezes . that ice has plugged up the blend air vents between the freezer & the fridge.
1st put your food in a cooler. Unplug the refridge.
(you may want to take pictures as you go.for the reassembling)
open up the freezer, remove the rear panel, & the bottom panel (if possible)
you will see the coils, underneith the coils you will see an metal tray. it will probly have ice on it.
with a blow dryer, heat the ice till you see the drain . now that drain has to be cleaned out.
that drain runs down to the bottom of refridge into a drain pan. with a wet vac , attach it to the drain tube, until you fell suction in the freezer. small amounts of hot water does help.
( it usually gets plugged up from bugs)
next , open the fridge ,on the ceiling of the fridge.there will be a plastic cover (most models) remove the cover carefully. usually there are 2 passiges from the freezer to the fridge. that is where the cold air drops into the fridge. there will probally be ice in these passages, which has to be removed.(be careful with the stirofoam)
once you have cleaned out all the ice ,reinstall all those pieces.
plug back in the refridge.It will tak a day for it to get cold again.( hint get 2 bags of ice to help speed up the cooling down process)
you may have to remove the floor of the freezer. At times they fill with water and freeze. and you cannot see the layer of ice under there. This ice can form in the channel that allows the cold air into the fridge. another suggestion would be to put the fridge on the lowest setting then raise it up about 3-4 hours apart. hope this helps. Good luck.
What happens is the defrost is controlled electronically from a circuit board, when this goes bad, the freezer quits defrosting, and freezes the fans that circulate air through the fridge side of things.
To check this, unplug the entire fridge, leave the freezer open, wait for it to defrost a bit, if this causes the fridge to start cooling again when you plug it back in, then its the defrost. You should also see ice crystals on the back of the freezer just under the icemaker.
your story is very odd but likely nobody is messing with the door switch hwen you moved , or the wires could have shorted out. normally, the door switch, when you open a door would switch on a cabinet light and turn off the blower. in your case, its the reverse, as you open a door, the blower runs and if you close the door, the blower stops. im not sure if you can figure out which pair is the normally close and which one is the normally open on the door switch in order to swap them or you may rplace the door switch.