The fridge seems to get warmer over a period of weeks and then stops getting cold. The freezer vents collect a large amount of ice in a short time restricting the vents. When cleared, the fridge gets cooler again, for a while.
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Hi, This will happen if you have a faulty defrost timer or the the heater is not working when it goes into defrost. The reason its not so cold after a week or so because the ice builds up & doesnt run efficently which is why when you switch it off & defrost it works great.
Did this happen all of a sudden? or did the fridge slowly get warmer and then stop working after a week or more? i'm suspecting a comp issue, or a leak atm. leak if it slowly stopped, and comp start device most likely if it was all of a sudden. the tstat is working because the fan is on.
There is nothing that work in the fridge it is just a box everything comes from the freezer. Check if the fan is running this is how the fridge gets its cold air. Check your freezer setting in your fridge. make sure it says warmer fridge. it a door that opens and closes.
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through
it.There is a flap you adjust with the
fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer
are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of
cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In
most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control. How to check
Check to make sure that the fan in the freezer is running whenever the compressor turns on to cool the unit down. If the fan's not going, warmer moist air from the fridge will make the air duct frost up. The fan needs to be running to blow the cold air into the fridge section.
have actually been having the same problem. We have a Maytag MTB2156GEQ
and it hasn't been cooling well at all lately. Temp in the fridge is
about 52 degrees even on the highest setting. The freezer seems to be
fine. I pulled off the back panel and vacuumed out the condensor coil
and everything else under there. I then pulled out the control panel on
the ceiling of the fridge. The channel between the freezer and fridge
was almost completely blocked with ice. I cleaned it out by taking out
the back panel of the freezer and pouring hot water down through the
hole until it was clear. that seem fix the issue.
The sweating inside is from the door not making a proper seal, and you are getting condensation build-up. The door not shutting is not as unusual as you may think. First check the gasket condition, a new one may not be a bad idea. On these refers with the revisable doors, try removing the freezer door and then loosening the fridge door hinges and adjusting the mounts. Its a trial and error procedure so don't get frustrated. Another trick is to wad up a wash cloth into a ball and wedging it into the door gap after you open it on the hinge side, then close the door. You should have some tension, but not too much. This bends the door a little. If you can get the door to make a good seal it should solve the other problems with the temperature. If not, you are going in the right direction by locating and cleaning the vents. All the cool air in the fridge comes from the freezer.