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Re: refergirator not cooling
Defrost system failure.
Defrost system: Freezer fan, Defrost timer, Heater, Thermostat. If any one of these are bad the coils in the freezer will get clogged with ice and not allow the cold air to circulate over to the ref. side.
Ice/frost build up on the back wall of the freezer is an indication of this problem. You can manually defrost with a hair dryer which will give you a couple of days before it starts iceing up again. Remember, the ice you see on the back wall is just the tip of the iceburg, there is a lot more on the coils behind that wall.
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I had this once with a Fridigare GLRS267ZAQ4 side by side but it was also heating up water and the freezer wasn't working very well.
My problem was that the coils and condenser in the back bottom of this unit needed a major cleaning and the fan wasn't working very well. Cheap to buy that part and replace yourself. This problem was causing this unit to heat up everywhere because the coils and compressor were not being cooled properly.
I have often found this unit to get ice build up in the back inside wall and had to take a hair dryer to it in order to melt the ice. This mostly caused problems with the ice dispenser and freezer getting warm.
Right now I am having a problem with my refrigerator not cooling well but the freezer is fine. Guess I'll try to defrost the ice and check the coils again.
check that the evaporator fan is running or for frost covering the back of the freezer. If the freezer has frost at the back it it is a defrost problem. this model probably has a main board on the back. what is the model number and i can help you further.
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
suspect fan is not working - can you hear fan?
if not, chances are fan is jammed with ice build up. take back panel off inside freezer and if there is ice build up, melt off with a hairdryer. also check for continuity thro fan and make sure it rotates freely