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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi. Make sure all your fans are working. When checking fans, open the door and push the light button in. Some models the fan stops or dampers close when the doors are opened. Put your hand in front of the vent and see if you feel air. Do the same in the refrigerator and freezer. If you feel air from both, check and see of the compressor is running. There is a fan next to the compressor and should be running when the compressor is running. You have a motherboard behind a cover on the back of your refrigerator that controls all of these functions. It could be defective. Motherboard failure is common as well as compressor and evaporator motor failure. Fan Motor failure is common for refrigerators in storage for a long period of time. The motors are weak and can't start. This goes for all new refrigerators. I sell refrigerator items on Ebay as username, themackshack. Good Luck, Mack
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
Hi Matt, Hi Dar(lene)?
Super easy fix. Your defrost drain is blocked by what we in the biz affectionately refer to as "Bio-Gookus", so every time the fridge goes into defrost, the newly melted water has no place to go other than the bottom of your fridge. Gravity is what gravity is, ya know?
My bet is that it's clogged up at the drain funnel located in the refrigerator/beer compartment. If I'm remembering right, it should be just to the left of the thermostat/control panel in the back. You should see a plastic cover there, remove it. See the "Bio-Gookus? Kinda gross, huh? All of that has to be cleaned out. Not only in the funnel but the tubing behind it as well.
After cleaning it (and putting the pieces back) your fridge will be happy again.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
If the light inside the refrigerator is on ,that means that you have power coming to it.Check the cold control if not turned all the way to the off position if is off turn it to the oposite side increasing the numbers on the knob.If still doesn't work afte this,check in the back of the refrigerator for any wire that might got disconnet during the moving,if everything is ok you have abad cold control and you have to replace it.Unpluged the fridge ,unscrew the cold control housing take it out(is only 2 wires and a green one thats ground) and put back anew one.Be careful when you installing the new one with the tiny cappilar (silver color ) tube if you brake it or kink it it wont work.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
no. don't try to do this. you will get oil from the compressor into the evaporator. it will be very expensive to fix. if this happens then your unit will not cool properly
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
The short answer is yes, but the key is to make certain not to plug in and start the fridge for at least 24 hours once it is upright and in the final location.
The reasons manufacturers caution against transporting/moving a fridge on it's side also has to do with the possibility of damaging the doors and hinge plates. The big reason is because people tend to want to start filling up their new fridge with food right away, so they plug it in once it's in their house.
If a fridge has been shipped on its' side, the compressor oil tends to wick/flow into the piping and can cause a failure, if not allowed to drain back into the compressor when the fridge is placed back upright.
Although not the best way to transport, you can do it if you allow time for things to settle back before powering it up.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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Aug 02, 2016 | Kenmore Washing Machines
Even though it's not the preferred method of transport, it's OK to lay a refrig down for moving, even new R134a if you pay close attention to the refrigerant lines.
Determine where the suction line runs up into the freezer. This is the largest tube connected to the compressor, and is usually (though not always) visible running up the back of the cabinet.
As long as the refrig is laid down on whichever side allows this line to stay 'high', there'll be minimal oil migration, and when you arrive at your destination, just stand it upright for an hour or so and it'll be fine. Obviously, the shorter the trip, the better.
If the suction line runs up the door handle side, just duct-tape the doors securely closed before you lay it down to keep them from opening and getting damaged. It helps to lay a block of wood under the top end, just to keep it inclined a bit, too.
I've been moving refrig's for some 32 years now, and while moving them in an upright position IS best, sometimes you just can't. I work out of a van, and have often laid both refrig's and upright freezers down for transport with no ill effects.
May 12, 2011 | Emerson Microwave Ovens
Here is a tip that I wrote on moving refrigerators...if you did not do it this way then you may well have ruined a perfectly good refrigerator.
Moving a Refrigerator What is the best way
If you already have moved it wrong, you can sometimes get it working by plugging it in and unplugging it a number of times with an hour or so in between.
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