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Re: COILS IN FREEZER FROSTED/TEMP WON'T GET BELOW 45 '
Can you feel air blowing out of the vents in the freezer comparment.sounds like the evaporator fan is not running. this is common with refrig's that have been stored for a long period of time. the fan motor bearings will seize.the motor is easy to replace your self. remove the screws in the rear panel of freezer compartment you will see the fan at the top of the coils. the fan can be purchased thru sears or any appliane parts distributor. you will need a omplete model number off of the unit it is loated near the ceiling on the right hand wall of the refrig section. good luck peyton
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Is the compressor running non-stop - or is it satisfied at 45 degrees? If it has stopped - the thermostat could be junk. If it is running, the refrigerant coils in the freezer may be choked with frost. This means that the defrost circuit has a problem. One or possibly more of the defrost timer, defrost heater or defrost terminator has failed and will need to be replaced.
You can check by removing the food contents and unplugging it and allowing the freezer to defrost for 24 hours with all doors open. The freezer floor may get filled with water - so be prepared or lay several towels inside to absorb it. Plug it back in and set temperature to 34 - 35. If the temperature settles down to the temperature, the defrost is likely the problem.
This problem can have many causes, but generally it is a defrost issue. If the freezer coils are frozen over, they block cold air flow to the refrigerator; and can be caused by different part failures. See the link below for a good explanation of possible failures and for parts. Also, if you turn the refrigerator temp to 0ff and unplug the refrigerator then plug it back in, it should go into defrost mode. Leave it that way for 15 or 20 minutes, then unplug and plug it back in. It may resolve the defrost mode problem. If not you'll need a part, or repair man. Kenmore Refrigerator Freezer is Cold But Refrigerator is Warm
You need to look inside the freezer at the rear wall cover and see if it is frosted over. If your refrigerator is not defrosting that can cause the refrigerator side and the freezer side also not to cool to the desired temp.
I have seen this happen so many times with all appliances.
First, I think it’s important to know that the Ref side has no cooling coils, it’s basically a box and the cold air in the freezer is blown over by a fan through a channel into the Ref side. This channel has a door which regulates how much cold air goes through. You probably have two control knobs in the Ref side, one controls the temp with numbers 1-9, 9 being the coldest. This temp control tells the compressor how long to run. The other control is for that little door and it may have letters A-E, E being the coldest. If you set it on E (coldest) then this will close that little door and keep most the cold air in the freezer. The settings may both be numbers however, they work the same way as described above.
Now, why is that cold air not getting over to the Ref side? 1. The little door is not open. check your control setting. You should be able to feel air coming through the channel on the Ref side.
2. The fan in the freezer is not working. You can hear this fan running when you open the freezer.
3. The coils on the freezer side are clogged with ice which won't let the fan circulate the air over to the Ref side. This is a failure of the defrost system but, this would also cause the freezer side to not get cold after 2 weeks.
Did you clean the condenser? Is the unit FULLY defrosted? Defrost fully!!!!!!
Did he check the amount of gas in the unit? If your unit has low gas...it is in need of more. R12 is expensive.
Check gas level: Shut unit for at least one hour. View compressor. Several pipes...we're looking at the largest. Start the unit. This pipe will begin to frost. If it does not clear to dry, ice or wet...stays frosted...it is low. Get the repair guy back ... but ask how much he'll charge first.
Sounds like a defrost problem. 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.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
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