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I have a fridge which doesn't seem to be working properly. Could the fact that it's in a non heated, cold room cause this prob. The fridge is cold just don't hear it running.

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  • luther13z Dec 21, 2008

    Found my own answer, thought I'd share.

    Most
    owners manuals explain the environment to which the machine will
    operate. I can remember getting calls from people with refrigerators in
    the garage and the complaint being,the stuff in the freezer is soft.
    The manufacturer states if the temperature drops below 65 degrees the
    unit will not run enough to maintain freezer temperatures.As for the
    troubles in the hotter days of summer it can't keep up if over 90
    degrees.
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If the fridge is cold it will not run a lot .Does it do the same when it is hot out side?

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The fefrigerator part freezes everthing


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The fan usually stops working due to ice obstruction when the defrost terminator has gone out and u get ice build up? u can check the terminator with a multi meter for continuity but do not check at room temperature. stick the terminator in cup of ice water for 20 minutes then check it for continuity, should be closed when cold and open at room temperature.
May also need to check the defrost timer, u can get by and test manually by placing a small screw driver into the tiny slot or hole underneath the timer and turn slowly clockwise till u hear 1 click. this will engage ur defrost cycle in about 15 minutes u should be able to come back and feel the heat in freezer as it melts the ice providing ur terminator is not bad?
Another way to test it is with a multi meter. Remove timer it from fridge and you will see 4 prongs numbered 2,1,4,3 in that order. Place ur meter prong on prong 1 & 3 (if your fridge has a capacitor wired in series with the windings, then u check for micro fares rather than OHMS) If u cannot confirm this test, still try the next.
Take ur meter prong and connect to prong 1 & 4, it should read resistance or ohms ( closed) now remove prongs and place on prong 1 & 2, this should now read infinity or open (no ohms) now take a small screwdriver place it in the tiny hole or slot under the timer. Turn it clockwise slowly till u hear 1 click. Now ur 1& 2 should read closed ( showing ohms or resistance) now place meter prongs on 1 & 4 and you it should now show open ( or no resistance - no ohms) this is how u know ur timer is good, Remember when testing for ohms ADJUST meter to use a high ohms rating in the thousands as the resistance is very high in OHMS. And adjusting to low ohms rating may give a false reading or not show the proper resistance..

Another item to check with a meter is the heating element itself. Located under the evaporator coils. It should show continuity or resistance OHMS WHEN TESTED AT BOTH ENDS OF THE PRONGS .

Lastly check the cold control thermostat with a meter for both OHMS and volts ( VOLTS is a live test with fridge plugged in so be careful) It must show 110 volts. An open or thermostat that reads infinity will not allow the proper cooling and defrosting cycles to operate and may in fact stop anything from happening as if there is no power to the unit?

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quantity of gas alone does not make for cold air
to understand that it is necessary to understand how an air conditioner or fridge works ( ac, car ac , fridges , freezers etc all work on the same principle)
Simply put it is a heat transfer device where the heat of a room is transferred to outside the room
IT does this by allowing an extremely volatile liquid to evaporate ( being boiled off by heat in the room)
the gas is then collected by a compressor and recompressed back to a liquid
this process releases the heat back outside by the condenser and so the process is repeated until the amount of heat in the room reaches the temp set at the thermostat
Basic I know but it is sufficient to know that there is more than gas at work
if the compressor is inefficient ( worn , faulty etc) it cannot compress the gas properly and so instead of releasing liquid at the evaporator , it will be releasing gas which is not boiling off and removing heat
next is the thermostat
it controls the TX valve that regulates the amount of liquid that is allowed to enter the evaporator to collect the heat to be removed
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every system is repairable if the parts are available but the deciding factor is the repair cost against the energy saving costs and parts availability of a new unit so get quotes and then decide the action to take

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