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Freezer temperature is not low enough (soft icecream)

After about 6 months of fair performance freezer temperature got warmer to the point that icecream is in semi liquid condition, water ice cubes freez up but I think it takes a long time (overnight- is that to long?)

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Re: freezer temperature is not low enough (soft icecream)

Check condensor it might be clogged with dust

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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RFA70 settings Controlling the Temperature of the Fridge Compartment The left hand control wheel on the front panel adjusts the internal fridge compartment temperature. The internal temperature should be 5?C or colder, although some sections such as the salad bin will be slightly warmer. The setting of the control wheel will depend on the location of the fridge freezer, the room temperature and how often the door is opened. The normal set point (marked by a 3 on the dial) is usually suitable. If you need to adjust the temperature turn the control wheel using a coin to avoid damage: Clockwise (higher number) - Colder Anti-clockwise (lower number) - Warmer
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Check the freezer door seal is not leaky. Look for signs of moisture condensation along the door. Apply a thin film of Vaseline along door frame. This will make door seal stick better.

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Check freezer is not full of too many items causing reduction of air flow and hence reducing cooling effectiveness.

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hi, have you try adjusting the temperature:

To change the temperature, press and release the
WARMER or COLDER pad. The SET light will come
on and the display will show the set temperature.
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Freezer is not cold enough

Here are normal temperatures - Freezer should not be warmer than 10F. Normally it should be 0F, however optimal temps are -10F and for hard icecream - I recommend -10F or colder since it gives a better recovery after a power failure.

Refrigerator temps no warmer than 4F - optimal should be 34F.

After ruling out door gasket seals and dirty condensers, the most common cause is a bad defrost system. If you remove your freezer panel you can look for over frosting on the evap coils - (after shutting down unit of course) try manually defrosting with a blow dryer until everything is melted - place back panel and run for a couple of hours. If cooling is back to nromal, your issue is defrost timer components / control board.

Make sure the evap fan is working properly as well. as your condenser fan (if applicable).

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Freezer does not freeze fast enough, icecream gets soft

Faulty Cold control (Temperature Control)
The cold control is a temperature actuated switch and should open when the set temperature has been achieved. If the control does not open and turn the compressor off, it will continue to run and all items in the fresh food section will begin to freeze.

If the control is not closing, the compressor and all fans will cease to operate. Check the control for continuity.

This is usually not a do it your selfer.

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