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Re: water stopped and freezer not cooling
You probably have a bad evap fan motor in the freezer compartment. when this motor goes bad it doesnt distribute the cold air around causin subfreezing temp in the bottom of the freezer it then migrates into the fresh food compartment. you can order the motor by the mod# of your refrig and it is fairly easy to change yourself. good luck peyton
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1) Remove dirt / dust that has accumulated
on the condenser coil located on the back of the fridge, or underneath.
Use a vacuum to clean off with.
2) Remove dirt / dust in /
around compressor area. Make sure you turn power off first as there are
several areas in this area that can "bite."
3) Look for heavy frost / ice buildup in the freezer compartment. Defrost if necessary.
4) Make sure the fan is blowing in the freezer compartment.
Make sure there is air flow from the vent at the top of the
refrigerator compartment. This air is driven by the fan in the freezer
6) Loading a lot of unfrozen food into the
freezer compartment will have the appearance of the fridge going out,
but is actually functioning normally as it removes heat from the food
so it will freeze.
7) Your thermostat is not working correctly.
Move it to the coldest setting if not already done so. Listen for the
compressor to kick on. If it doesn't, bad t-stat.
Drain stopped up.
Take out the bottom drawer in the freezer, look at the back wall and you should get a partial view of the bottom of the cooling coils. Directly below these coils is the drain area. You may need a light to see the drain hole. If this area is covered with ice then a hair dryer will help clear this so you can see the drain hole.
I have some O2 tubing that I put down the drain to clear any cloggs. Also, I seal the top of the drain hole around the O2 tubing with tape and use the air from my lungs to clear the drain tube. Pour a little water down this drain hole to make sure it’s clear.
When you say flows out of the bottom do you mean on the floor of the kitchen? Not cooling can be a sealed system problem if it happens in both fridge and freezer. The frost build up could be due to low refrigerant levels in the system. If possible, turn off the frige for a few days with the doors open to thaw any problem areas. Remove the lower panel in the freezer section to view the coil area. Turn the unit back on and watch for a "white frost" pattern on those coils. The pattern should be uniform and even across the whole coil area. If the frost suddenly stops on a coil (the rest are not frosted) you likely have a leaky system and a loss of refrigerant. This would be worst case. Unit must have about 17 degrees (or colder) to make ice (with water of course.... Sort of sounds like a couple different problems at the same time.