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Fridge not cooling

WHAT A GREAT SITE!! I left the freezer door open a crack for a couple of days by accident and now the fridge is not very cold. Freezer seems ok but there is some frost on the back wall of the freezer (bottom half only). The door to the freezer has been properly shut for 2 days now but fridge still not cooling. Can I fix this myself? How exactly?

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  • ColleenMcWag Feb 26, 2009

    Also I just noticed the ice maker is not working but I do hear the fan blowing or some kind of normal whirring sound.

  • ColleenMcWag Feb 26, 2009

    NEED A FRIDGE EXPERT! I left the freezer door open a crack for a couple of days by accident and now the fridge is not very cold. Freezer seems ok but there is some frost on the back wall of the freezer (bottom half only). The door to the freezer has been properly shut for 2 days now but fridge still not cooling. I the fan seems to be running, hear a whirring sound that sounds normal and I just noticed the Ice Maker is not working - no water in the resivoir. Can I fix this myself? How exactly?

  • ColleenMcWag Feb 26, 2009

    I have not defrosted it, does that mean I take everything out unplug it, wipe it down and then plug it back in? How long do I keep it un plugged? It is only 3 years old I did not think you would have to do this with new models? 

  • ColleenMcWag Feb 26, 2009

    Thanks but what does a condenser look like and when I find it what am I looking for?

  • ColleenMcWag Feb 26, 2009

    Yes, I think I need a repair person!


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There is a condenser problem. the condenser is placed in back side of compressor.
check that first and let me know.

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Check if there is leak on the back.. If not, Leave the fridge shut for some more time.. It shud return back to normal..

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Hi there.

welcome to fixya.

initially try to defrost the ref and clean it.

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    micromaster Feb 26, 2009

    just let me know if the above instruction has already done.



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    micromaster Feb 26, 2009

    Problem on the condenser fan you can locate it under the unit. If the fan is malfunctioning,
    the refrigerator or freezer won't cool properly, or it will run
    continuously or not at all.


    A malfunction on the water inlet
    valve strainer that feeds water to the ice maker becomes clogged.

    Check the ff:

    1. Unplug the appliance and disconnect the water

    2. Remove the water line where it enters the valve--usually at the
      bottom edge of the unit.

    3. Locate the wire strainer and remove it.

    4. Clean
      the strainer with a stiff brush, using mild household detergent.
      Reassemble the component in reverse fashion.

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 26, 2009

    first DO defrost the unit. unplug the unit and follow the procedure to defrost the fridge. at this stage we can identify the problem if the fridge still does not cooling.

    then DO the next steps>> i posted above this.

    update me.

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 26, 2009

    The condenser fan is located under the unit.

    1. Test
      the fan with a VOM set to the RX1 scale.

    2. Disconnect the electrical
      wires to the fan motor and clip one probe of the VOM to each fan motor

    • If the meter reads from 50 to 200 ohms, the motor is
      functioning properly.

    • If the meter reads higher than 200 ohms, the fan
      motor is faulty and you should replace it.

    also clean the fan blades

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 26, 2009

    it looks like this

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 26, 2009

    better to contact a service engineer for that..

    thank you for using fixya.

    Let me know if you still need more further assitance.




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