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The freezer and the fridge don't get cold enough and the compressor stays on all the time.

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The compressor running all the time can cause a fire if it gets too hot. you need to have a service man out to look at it before something happens.

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Hi Gary,

If your evaporator is not completely frosting over (top to bottom) this normally means the unit doesn't have a proper charge or the compressor can't pump all the freon as it needs to. I would check the charge, this should read "0", if less not enough, if higher than the compressor is failing. I hope this helps.

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One of you fans is not running and causing the compressor to eventually making your compressor overheat and eventually shut off

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Many residential refrigerator / freezers are designed to work at temperature considerably above above freezing. Most modern refrigerator / freezer have a single electric thermostat - located in the fresh food compartment. This lone thermostat will control the compressor to keep the fridge (fresh food) section at the desired temperature (usually between 34 - 38 degrees F). The freezer will get colder regardless of how cold it is already whenever the fridge thermostat turns the compressor on.

Now that you see how the thermostat works, let's look at what happens when the fridge is placed in an unheated space - like a garage. In winter time, the temperature can drop considerably below 38 degrees. If the outdoor temperature remains cold enough, for long enough - it will affect the thermostat in the fridge. The temperature inside the fridge could drop below 38 degrees, preventing the thermostat from telling the compressor to turn on. Meanwhile, the temperature in the freezer compartment slowly rises from the normal -10 to 0 F degrees. It will continue to rise until it is the same temperature as the fresh food compartment or until the thermostat in the fresh food compartment tells the compressor to turn on again. This means the freezer contents will thaw.

If the temperature in the garage is even in the 40 to 50 degree range, the loss of cold in the fridge may not happen often enough to keep the compressor coming on often enough to keep some freezer items frozen solid - such as ice cream. Remember, water freezes at 32 degrees F, other products may require lower temperatures to remain frozen, and could thaw at 28 or other temperature.

Good luck!

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My freezer and fridge shows signs of frost and it is running (seems loud) all of the time. I had a problem with the fridge not staying cold enough, but now there is frost.



Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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We have a small Daewoo fridge my husband uses in the garage for his beer and it is not getting cold enough It is about 135 litres and even on maximum the freezer part has no ice in it


Small fridge not cold enough causes

(1.) Restriction in the freon dryer / capilary tube
(2.) Loss of freon / coolant due to pin hole type leak

This also does not rule out the compressor as a suspect. Do you know if the compressor stays running for an extended time? If not there can be a problem with the (3) PTC relay, (4) the thermal overload or the (5)run capacitor.

If the compressor is running for an extended time but just not reaching the correct temp and then automatically cycling off (6) the temp control can also be the problem.

And finally the last possible cause can be a (7) dragging compressor rotor i.e. not running full speed.

There is not and instant "this is the problem" solution for a not cold enough symptom unless this is a frost free unit... then we need to discuss defrosting problems.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


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Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

Not all refrigerators are insulated the same and not all condensers are in the same place. Your cold control is monitoring the temperature of the refrigerator section and is designed to turn off the compressor to keep things from freezing in that section. If it stays cold long enough outside in your garage the cold control thinks its cold enough and won't turn the compressor on. A makeshift closet to hold a little heat the unit generates will probably help.

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Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
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If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

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