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Freezer cold but not freezing - fridge is cold

Admiral top freezer. was working great.. then noticed items defrosting. thought door was open... reclosed waited, overnight.. no freezing. has power - both compartments cold. but freezer section is just that cold not frozen. Heard compressor running.

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I have exactly the same issue - cleaned the coils, checked the flap which regulates the cold air sharing between fridge and freezer (it froze up before an engineer did a modification during the warranty period). All fine. Can't find any definative answer

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Check the condenser fan, listen and see if it kicks on, if it doesn't then find someone that know how to take it apart and change them.

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Switch off the unit at the wall and leave it for a day to cool off. I think your compressor has overheated and has cut out on thermal overload. There should not be any problem with leaving the door open. The problem with the compressor is likely caused by poor power supply or a power surge.

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check the thermostat and test for power by motor if there are power by the motor and the motor are running there are no gas in the system

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