Question about Refrigerators
Old Whirlpool Automatice 214C fridge-freezer had been sitting in theshed unused for nearly a year. It was moved into the house yesterday -carried in on its side - and turned on immediately (oops!). The freezercooled down immediately and is well frozen. The element at the back ofthe fridge is only moderately cool, however, and the air temperature inthe fridge is practically room temperature. It has been nearly 24 hourssince it was turned.
Is it likely we have damaged the fridge? Should we turn it off and let it rest?
They started putting evap fans in refers in the '60s. Is this one frost free, or do you have to defrost it?
If it's frost free, 99.99% chance it has a fan.
And get ready for that ice to melt, slowly. Freezers should be between 0 and 10 degrees F, refer's at 40-45 degrees F (sorry, my mind is not doing the conversions to night. Too much wine.). At .5 C, ice will melt.
I am going to bet either a fan is not running, the condensor fan is not running, the condensor is plugged with 30-40 years of dust/dirt, and last but not least, slightly low on R-12 (yes, one of the bad guy refrigerants.).
Let me know what you find.
And if there is more of the model number than you have given, please do. I might be aboe to look at a breakdown for it, tell you if it has that fan.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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