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Freezer compartment not freezing properly

Compressor running constantly and when thermostat is turned up fan inside freezer compartment starts to make a noise

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    wongmark99 Dec 06, 2012

    mabe refrigerator model no rmt35wb

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What is the model number of your unit?

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

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SOURCE: Constantly running

If the thermistor sensor for the temperature control is going out that could cause the compressor the think it needs to keep running to cool the unit. The fan near the compressor should run only when the compressor runs. If the fan is running and the compressor isn't then you likely have a compressor start device problem or the overload is tripping from high heat, etc. That would make the compressor run (or try to) every minute or two if not just run continuously. Make sure all the coils under the unit are clean of fuzzy's and hair, etc. by doing a good vac. clean on them also. The compressor can be slightly warm to the touch but shouldn't be so hot that it is hard to keep you r hands on it for long. If it's around 130 degrees F, then it may be the start device problem and is in an overheat condition.

Posted on Dec 11, 2006

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SOURCE: refrigerator doesnt get cold enough

If you remove the back panel on the inside of the cabinet then you would be able to check the evaporator coil (cold bit) and see if it is frozen up. If it is then defrost the system and see if you have any improvement. All the things you have pointed out over the compressor is normal, they do run incredibly hot. If you have got the freezer on a very cold setting I would suggest bringing both setpoints to a mid range setting. Check the temp in the fridge by measuring liquid temp as air temp is prone to fluctuate more. If you still have a concern I would suggest contacting a fridge guy to assist you. Hope this is of some if not limited help.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Refrigerator Compartment Fan

Sounds like they ran it in with your themostate and it is not working.. i would try replaceing themostate

 

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

Templarius
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SOURCE: fan in cooler copartment runs constantly

Its normal

Posted on May 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool ET20DKXAW00 refrigerator. Freezer

could be the fan - take back panel off and check it runs. could also be the compressor shutting down on overheat after running a while

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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Servicing the Thermostat Control
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Thermostat controls regulate the temperature of the refrigerator
and freezer. Remove the control panel to reach the controls.


The thermostat control is usually mounted inside the refrigerator. Its visible control knob is turned to regulate the refrigerator/freezer temperature. The workability of this control can be tested in various ways, depending on the problem. To test the thermostat control:

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Step 2:
If the compressor runs after the wire is removed from its terminal, there is probably a short circuit somewhere in the unit's wiring. In this case, don't try to fix the problem yourself; call a professional service person.

Step 3:
If the refrigerator or freezer runs but the box doesn't cool, unplug the unit and remove the thermostat with a screwdriver. Disconnect both wires from the thermostat. Tape the ends of the wires together with electrical tape, and plug in the appliance. If the refrigerator starts and runs normally, the thermostat is faulty. Replace it with a new one of the same type. Connect the new thermostat the same way the old one was connected.

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If the freezer compartment is normal but the refrigerator box doesn't cool, set the dials that control both compartments to mid-range. Remove these knobs (they're usually friction-fit). Then unscrew the temperature control housing; you'll see an air duct near the control. Replace the knob on the freezer thermostat and turn the control to the OFF position. Open the refrigerator door and look closely at the air duct. If this duct doesn't open wider in about ten minutes, the control is faulty. Replace the control with a new one of the same type. Connect the new control the same way the old one was connected.

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