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Regradaire gallery model GLRT218WDS6 freezer cool but refrig not

Unplugged to see if it was the defrost causing the problem but no water in the pan. Freezer makes ice and seems to be fine but the refrigerator only cools for a few days after plugging back in.

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  • fisher_craig Dec 31, 2008

    I have already eliminaed the defrost problem by unplugging overnight and had no water in the pan. I have also cleaned the dust from the condensor. It seems to cool for two to three days after plugging back in and than the refrigerator isn't cool enough.

  • fisher_craig Jan 02, 2009

    Sorry I took so long getting back but I've been gone for the holidays. I have unplugged the fridge overnight and had no water in the pan so I don't think it is a problem with defrosting. I have also cleaned the condensor. The fan is working in the freezer. Everything seems to work for a few days after starting it back up after being unplugged but than the fridge part isn't cool enough again. When I press the door switch five times like it says in the book to start or stop the defrost cycle I could hear the condensor come on. The fridge is less than two years old but I don't have the extended warranty.

  • fisher_craig Jan 04, 2009

    The suggestions that I have received so far I have already done before I contacted FixYa so so far I have had no help with this problem. I have already cleaned the condenser and checked to make sure the freezer isn't frosting up. I unplugged it overnight with the doors open and had no water in the pan. It seems to work for a few days after plugging back in but than the fridge part doesn't cool properly. The refrigerator is less than two years old but I didn't get the extended warranty.

  • fisher_craig Jan 05, 2009

    Phil, your solution let me to the problem. Thank you!!

  • fisher_craig Jan 05, 2009

    The solution given to me by Phil let me to the problem and the fridge is working properly now. Thank you!!

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Hi Do not assume the problem is related to the compressor or the sealed, hermetic system; these types of problems happen only rarely. Your unit may have dirty condenser coils, a door that doesn't seal tightly, or a defective temperature control.
1) Check the cold control. Be sure it is set to "cold." Normally, the temperature inside the refrigerator should be about 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Listen for the freezer fan inside the freezer. When the freezer fan is running, it means the defrost timer and the cold control in the refrigerator are both set to cool.

3) Listen for the compressor fan, where the compressor is located (typically behind or beneath the refrigerator. When the freezer fan is operating, the compressor fan should also be working (most of the time).

4) If one of the fans is not working or the compressor is off, the refrigerator will offer very little cooling or none at all. 

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Even if you had no water in the pan, you still need to test evaporator system parts. Check that the evaporator fan (Regradaire gallery model GLRT218WDS6 freezer cool  - _.gif PS1146336 ) and motor are working, see parts here.

If the Evaporator system is ok, then you need to replace the Defrost thermostat (PS469510).

Also test the wiring harness inside the freezer using a multimeter, a broken contact can also cause the problem.

here is a general diagram, move mouse on picture to locate parts: redarrow.gif Freezer on Top

Here you get all diagrams and parts for your specific model.

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Its the problem of the weak compressor thats not working after taking a particular frost load so it works for few days and stops cooling after that.again after resting for a particular period it starts working for a while.check the compressor

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Hello , I can try to help , your airflow to the upper fresh food section travels from the freezer up the rear center of the unit to an outlet somewhere on the top or upper back of unit inside , there is a damper/air flap in this supply duct that controls the temp. of the unit , sometimes they will fail or stay closed , if there is no cool air flowing out of the vent on top it is this damper , even if there is some air coming out it may not be opening 100%. Check this and let me know how it goes. Phil

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Hello fisher_craig

You may not be getting airflow, possibly the fan is not blowing the cold air around. I am a little confused on the problem as the title is partly cut off so if you could expand on it, that would be great.

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Cooling is poorFor an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:

Evaporator coils
Condenser
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.

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