Side by side refrigerator freezer side working other side isnt
Our lights went out and we came home and found the freezer side cold and the other side hot. Someone said the fan motor in the freezer so we bought another one and installed it but the fan isnt turning. Any suggestions?
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This is a very common issue, If the freezer compartment is cold and making ice the problem is simply airflow from the freezer into the refrigerated section. Typically when one senses the refrigerator is warm they max out the settings on both dials the thermostat with its 1-10 settings as well as off for the compressor. This controls the compressor and temperature. The additional setting or dial is for colder freezer or refrigerator as well , However it simply opens or closes a flapper door between the freezer and refrigerator boxes. When that dial or setting is maxed , it closes and makes the freezer colder, yet leaves the refrigerated section starved for sufficient airflow to maintain a cold box in the refrigerated section. Just set the dial that does not turn the compressor off to the middle setting. One can leave the thermostat that does control the compressor in the max setting , just not the colder freezer setting, If you notice colder isnt colder refrigerator, Its actually colder freezer, A common issue found on 25% of all refrigerator calls a simple setting adjustment. Its easy to think that maxing out the settings makes for a colder refrigerator, it doesnt, it makes a colder freezer and warm rerigeration section. If a freezer is making ice, theres nothing wrong with the unit other than airflow setting.
you found frost in the freezer on the back wall . this caused no air flow through the coil. what has hapened is / the defrost system has failed . and the ref side gets to warm and next the ice cream will melt . look for bad heater or defrost terminator . and the defrost timer . . most compn problem .. mm
Check your air door at the top left rear of your refrigerator side. If no air is flowing try opening it by hand while you are there. Also check the freezer for a fan sound to be sure your fan isnt stuck or dead.
Your automatic defrost system is not working. There is a timer which controls the defrost by turning on the heaters for 18-22 minutes inside the back wall of the freezer section. after the defrost time it returns the system to cooling.
You have one of three items faulty. The timer, the heater or the defrost terminator switch.