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Front 3 inches of entire door jambs reach temperatures of up to 140 deg fahrenheit then goes back to normal after a couple of hours also freezer thaws out then re freezes food . Compressor & motor were replaced about a month ago

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The area on the cabinet where the door gasket would make contact has an internal door heating system built in. So it would be quite normal to feel some heating in this area.

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Whirlpool S20b American style f/f. The fridge is very cold and some foods are freezing.


Suggest lowering the refrigerator set point to a lower number such as 3. There is usually an indication of normal setting on the adjustments. Wait 24 hours and check the refrigerator compartment again. Use a thermometer to record the temperatures. The meat compartment will be normal just below freezing. If no success then read the following.

One reason that this occurs is that the unit is working near continuously to reach the freezer temperature. Another words the unit is not capable or cooling the freezer to the prescribed temperature. The result is the excess cooling eventually reaches the refrigerator section causing the refrigerator to freeze. The unit will if this is the case run nearly continuously. This situation is counter intuitive. Freezer not reaching set point, excessive cooling over cools refrigerator therefore refrigerator freezes.

The cause is either the freezer door/seal is not closing or sealing the freezer compartment or the compressor or defrost cycle is not functioning properly.

Check the freezer door seal using a strip of paper. Check to see if air is flowing from the vents in the freezer. Using a thermometer check the temperature of the freezer. Listen for and record if the compressor is running or not.

The normal freezer temperature is around '0' Fahrenheit. If no or little air is flowing from freezer air vents look for ice on the back wall. If ice is present it is likely the auto defrost cycle is not working. Attempt to defrost by hand which requires several hours with everything removed.

Check that lint and dust has not blocked the coils under the unit and that the lower fan is running. Usually warm air exits from the machine grill in the front. Remove the grill and check for air flow and debris buildup. Vacuum if necessary.

And unfortunately if the compressor runs continuously and no air blockage underneath would indicate that the cooling capacity is reduced requiring a major service or replacement.

Hope this helps?
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Oct 17, 2016 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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The Refrigerator's Freezer is not working but the fridge is, what is wrong?


You probably have one compressor that cools the freezer section and the refrigerator section. Usually the freezer gets cooled directly with the cooling coils. A fan blows cool air to the refrigerator section. The air flow to the refrigerator may be modulated with some time of "air door". What you have written says to me, is that the fans and air doors are working but there is enough cold for the refrigerator but not enough for the freezer.

Here is what I would do:
  1. Put a thermometer in the refrigerator and in the freezer.
  2. Be sure the coils underneath or behind the refrigerator are clean. If they are very dirty, clean them.
  3. Keep the doors shut for at least 12 hours and then read the thermometers and write down the temperatures.
  4. Freezer temperature
    1. If the freezer has started freezing again, you fixed it by cleaning the coils
    2. .If the freezer temperature is between 0 deg F and 32 deg F, consider putting the food in a cooler and packing in some dry ice to try and save it.
    3. If the freezer is warmer than 32 deg f, throw away the food.
    4. Doctors and hospitals are pretty expensive. I would throw away the food no matter what the thermometer read.
  5. Look inside the freezer at the cooling coils. See if they are ice coated or not.
    1. If the freezer is above 0 deg F, and the coils are ice covered, the defrost control is not working. Unplug the refrigerator for 12 hours and let the ice melt. (Keep the doors shut.) Then, plug in the refrigerator for 12 hours and check the temperature like in step 3.
    2. If the freezer is above 0 deg F, and the coils are NOT ice covered, the compressor is not working.
  6. Call the service technician. When she comes out show her the temperatures and tell her what you found out about the ice on the coils.
Good luck

Jun 07, 2015 | Refrigerators

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What is the normal fluctuation range of a top freezer in a freeze-refrig combo? That is if I set the temperature of the freezer a 0 F, at what temperature should the freezer come on to keep the air i


Hello Richard;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The normal range for a freezer is -2 to +2 Deg. F.

The normal range for the fresh food section is 35 to 40 Deg. F.

If you set your freezer at 0 Deg. F. it will stay at 0 Deg. F.
When the freezer temperature drops below 0, your compressor will kick in to bring the freezer back to 0 Deg. F.

Dec 15, 2014 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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Bosch KGU 34640 freezer not cold enough


I had a similar problem a couple years back with my freezer. Behind the vent cover in the back there were a few lines that ran the cooling or something like that. What happened was my freezer was icing up horribly. I was told to take that panel off and check those lines. Sure enough one of the lines was busted through. That was why my freezer was having problems. I apoligize I don't know anything about the front buttons tho.

Dec 28, 2013 | Bosch Refrigerators

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Refrigerator/freezer quits working, I unplug it, plug it back in, and it works great for a week or so. What do I need to replace to fix this problem?


the freezer coil is probably freezing up. if so you have a bad defrost thermostat, heater, timer or board or combination of them.

Mar 01, 2012 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

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Refrigerator need to be program after installing CNTRL =ELEC P/N WPL w10310240 model # G15FSAXVYOO S/N KW4406211 I' am losing everything in my (FRIDGE) did'nt find anything with part relative...


The temperatures are set when it leaves the factory (0 Deg F Freezer & 38 Deg F Fridge) and it should be left for 24 hours after installation before putting any food inside to allow it reach these temperatures.

Once the unit has been connected for 24 hours then the temperature can be changed by 1 Deg at a time but should be left again for 24 hours between each change to allow the temperature to stabilize.

The only thing I can sugest you try if you've already got food n it is to activate the Fast Cool which will run for 2 Hours.

Jul 08, 2011 | Whirlpool ED2FHSS Side by Side...

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Hello what temp should i have my fridge/freezer at the freezer unit is working but the top is warm, thanks, Sheryl


Sheryl -

Most manufacturer's suggest 0 deg F for the freezer, and 34 deg F for fresh food compartment. You determine the fresh food temperature by filling a 6 to 8 oz glass with cold water and placing a thermometer (capable of reading 32 deg F) in the water. Place the glass & thermometer on a shelf in the fridge. Allow it to assume the temperature on the fridge and hour or so. The glass of water is to minimize rapid increase in temperatures seen when the door opens.

Make your adjustments from there. Allow temperatures to stabilize for up to 24 hours if the fridge is full, much less if empty before making additional changes.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Mar 23, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Compressor is running but temp. is not below 29 degrees freezer and 59 degrees refrigerator. condenser coil is a little dirty not bad. suction line feels cool discharge line is hot.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
Sounds like you checked the big things... reach in the back of the freezer compartment and press against the evaporator access cover. Your feeling for a block of ice over the evaporator coils. If your sure that the evaporator coils are not blocked then test the door switch... make sure the light goes OFF and the evaporator fan goes ON when the door / light switch plunger is depressed. If you have in door water and ice you can also test the switch for operation by holding the door / light switch plunger depressed and filling a glass with water. If that does not work either with the plunger depressed then the door switch is bad. I did not see you comment about the condenser fan.... If it is not running or working properly the chassis will be VERY warm to HOT on the face of the chassis where the door gaskets mate to the chassis. Dirty condenser coils will also cause the very warm to HOT front of chassis condition.
Still can't find anything wrong:
- Do a manual defrost: Unit unplugged with an external fan directed into the freezer compartment with the contents removed for 2 hours. (Yes makes a mess)
- Return the unit to normal service after your manual defrost session
- Check initial temps making sure that they return to normal in 8 hours. .
- After 3 days watch temps to see if they are again rising. If they are rising you most likely have an automatic defrost problem that can be caused by the defrost heating element, defrost control or possibly the bi-metal defrost thermostat that is open above 60 Deg F and closed below 60 F.

These are the basics... without a model number my response was generic. With a model number depending on your response there might be other things to check.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Mar 12, 2011 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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LG LRFC22750ST fridge is 3 years old and the top half has stopped cooling. The freezer seems to work ok. This happened a couple of weeks ago where I opened the door and found the refrigerator half...


During the Automatic defrosting cycle there is a 60 Deg F thermostat on the evaporator that must cycle to terminate the defrost cycle and restart the compressor. If for some reason the defrost heating element is not coming on (failed / open / wire terminal problem) The the unit will just sit not operating until it reaches 60 F in the evaporator section of the freeser compartment. I suspect that you have an Automatic defrost heating element problem. Again that can be from a broken wire / terminal or the element itself has failed. It is possible that the 60 deg F thermostat itself is sticking and not cycling when the temp of the evaporator reaches 60F. It can also be caused by the temperature control that does not complete the circuit and start the unit when the fresh food section reaches cycling temp 34 - 37 deg F.

Your particular unit uses a thermistor and what is listed as a sensor to control the defrost and cycle temp circuits.

Parts list here:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/LG-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-LRFC22750ST/3204/0161000/P0809090/00002?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

Sensor is Item 903E

I am NOT telling to order anything thing. The only way to find out is to read out the components.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly




This requires that the back of the freezer compartment be opened to troubleshoot and repair. Troubleshooting is done via resistance checks from the defrost control board or timer to the compressor. Usually blue wire from the control to the orange wire on the compressor then finding out which component has failed by reading resistance before and after each component.

The only way to find out is to use a meter.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Sep 23, 2010 | LG LRFC22750ST French Door 22.4 Cu. Ft....

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GE Monogram will not accept freezer/fridge


Turns out the problem was because we didn't shut the freezer door tightly. The temperature re4set itself in about three hours. All OK and no expense :-)

Jun 05, 2009 | GE Monogram® ZISS420DMSS Side by Side...

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