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Refrigerator compartment cools correctly for a few days then no longer receives cold air from freezer. The freezer continues to operate and gets much colder than it should.

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  • jdonread Feb 27, 2009

    Thanks but I should have said that the licensed KitchenAid repair guys replaced the fan to no avail.  If the fridge is turned off completely for 36-48 hours and turned back on, it runs perfectly for about a week.  then cold air is no longer pushed into the fridge compartment, the compressor runs constantly, and the freezer drops to -35. Also replaced were the two boards (computers), the two thermistors and the overhead panel. Nothing changes the situation.


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Checked Freezer Fan is working or not by pressing Door Switch.
If Freezer Fan is working properly then open Ref Door.
Check all duct by pressing Door switch air is flow or not
If air flow not getting that mins over frosting in Freezer
Switch of your ref from mains switch for 12hrs.
Do above step gain after starting Ref
If still not flow air in ref compartment then problem with Damper.
Damper work is to control cold air from freezer to Ref compartment

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Does your fan blow? freezers have a fan that pushes cold air to the fridge side if fan is bad freezer will run extremely cold and fridge won't cool down and since frige won't cool down thermostat in fridge doesn't tell compressor to stop

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Cause 1 The defrost heater is defective, so frost accumulates on the evaporator coils, and the coils will become plugged with frost causing the airflow through the coils to be restricted, and the refrigerator not to cool. Check the evaporator coils to determine if they are frosted over. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, test each component of the defrost system after clearing any restrictions to the cooling fan and defrosting with a hair dryer.
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