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Fridge is not cold and freezer is not cold

The unit was working fine, we moved and put in storage for 2 months. Plugged it in about 30 hours ago, the freezer is not cold enough, the fridge is warm, not making ice. I hear the motor running and can feel cool air in the freezer. The unit is only 14 months old.refrigerator will dispense crushed ice from door but not cubed ice

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The vents might have glogged by some thing or maybe there is some airleaking from the doors and preventing the freezer to reach the necessary freezing temprature.check out.

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F the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

First, answer these questions:

  • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”


  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.


Next, see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor


  • The Thermostat


  • The overload, relay, or capacitor


  • The defrost timer


  • The condenser fan motor

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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