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Refrigerator section not cold enough

Freezer section is at -15deg C but the refrigerator section air temp is at +12deg C. I have checked the fan is working (had ice buildup around it) and cleaned condensor behind the panel in the freezer. The thermostat is kicking in and out and the defrost timer is working. The air temp right at the outlet at the control box in the refrigerator section is at 1-2deg C. Have also tried setting the refigerator control to "colder" thus running the compressor longer to no avail. Can someone suggest what is left to check.
Thanks in advance.
Raoul

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  • Raz Dec 23, 2008

    tborn6, Thanks for the info, Wont be able to check current draw of the compressor till after Christmas. For the time being had to set the refrigerator control to almost full, the freezer control to almost minimum and blocked off 25% of the freezer outlet grill to force more cold air to the refrigerator. this has resulted in -14deg C in the freezer and +6 to +7deg C in the refrigerator section. Hoping that this will last out till after Christmas when i will have time to check further or buy a new frig..... it's 13 years old so may not be worth throwing a lot of money at it to fix it.



    Can you confirm that the temperatures should be around -15 to -18 deg C in the freezer and +3 to +5 de C in the refrigerator.



    regds and Merry Christmas, Raoul

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May have damaged the valves on the unit when it froze up and check the amperaeg of the compressor and so if its running close to the full load amps.

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