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Freezor barely freezing, fridge barely cooling

It may be coincidental but our power was out for 6 days. Not long after it came back I noticed my fridge was not cooling well. Then the freezor wasn't doing so well. It is still producing ice but things in the freezor are not as solid as before (frozen). The fan underneath is running constantly. I took the sheild off from inside freezor and the evaporator was covered in frost. I plugged it back in to see if evap fan ran and it did. I am currently letting it defrost but need help in how to fix the problem. I doubt I'm lucky enough for it to work right just by defrosting it. Thanks in advance for any input.

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  • kornbread3 Feb 19, 2009

    It typically stays about 5. I happened to read something about rotating the defrost timer a little clockwise. I did that and am just gonna let it defrost good over night. I guess when I plug it back in, in the morning I'll set it at 5 and the compressor should kick on, correct? I guess if that's right and it doesn't then my compressor is bad? Would the thing stay cool at all if it was bad, though?

    Thanks for the feedback, I welcome any more.


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After the electricity came on what setting did you use? I would start out at 4 or 5.When a unit sits too long without running the coolant will settle to the bottom it can be hard on it because it is trying to push it threw the system.After it defrosts all the lines should be clear. From there it could be as simple as the fan in the freezer is slowing down or your compressor is on its way out. Also check the vent from the freezer to the fridge for blockage.

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  • Len West
    Len West Feb 19, 2009

    Let me know.


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