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Evaporator frosted on top only and both fridge and freezer are cool not cold. I had to throw away food from freezer. I removed panel and defrosted the evaporator and let run for 12 hours and again evaporator was froze at top only.

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  • Chuck Reed Jan 04, 2013

    after posting this issue i have with the freezer. I have had the freezer side empty and now i will not stop running. My wife put a bowl of water in the freezer and it froze within 8 hoursbut i am unable to get it to shut off and the refigerator still not staying cold without having the temp dial set to max. We have had the fridg for 6 years now and it worked fine until the holiday. A nother thing is the ice maker will not make ice as well. Thanks for you time on tryig to help


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Hello Chuck Reed - Sounds like the refrigerator has a sealed system issue or the defrost circuit is not completing properly. I strongly suggest contacting a professional to move forward accurately.

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

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SOURCE: Frigidaire 7.5 cu.ft. Top Freezer the fridge part doesn't cool; freezer is fine.

It should be under warranty, retry he is probably right, run for 24hrs and it should work ok, if you ever defrost you should turn off for 24hrs and leave the door open. Regards Advisor

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SOURCE: Fridge not cooling compressor works intermitently

Is the brand name of the compressor Tecumseh?? How old is this fridge??

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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I had the same sort of problem. Found that the freezer would not completely defrost on each defrost cycle. Replaced the defrost thermostat and solved the problem.

Hope this helps.

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"Fan in freezer does not seem to be running"

This wiil cause it to frost up in the freezer and this fan is the only way to get cold air into the Fridge area.

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The cooling coils are normally located around the freezer with the refrigerator being cooled via cold air circulating from the freezer to the refrigerator. If that concealed fan has failed, the mere fact that cold air falls might explain why the lower compartment is getting the hog's share of the cooling.
You should be able to see vents in the rear of the fridge; hold your hand (wet might be better) in front of those vents. You should be able to feel a flow of air into the fridge. If you don't, the fan may have failed.
Try Sears parts section to see if your unit is listed; they often have repair parts for many brands and models, and even more important, an illustration of your model which could guide you on how to access the fan for replacement.
Another possibility is the failure of the defrost timer that controls a heating coil also located near the freezer. If your defrost heater is staying on because the timer has failed, it could cause the situation you have. The timer is often located behind the grill at the bottom of the unit. Some of them have a **** to turn the timer mechanism manually. You can mark the protruding shaft position with a piece of tape or white-out to monitor if it is still running at all.
With the grill removed, try to remove as much of the dust bunnies from the coils as possible since this prevents the lower fan from getting air onto the coils to disperse the heat from the coils.

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