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Can you hear the fan running in the freezer when you have to freezer door open? If not the fan that blows the cold air over the cooling coils is either broken, or the fan is frozen in ice. We had this happen to us. We thought the fridge was dead. removed panel in the freezer compartment (in the back) and exposed the fan. Changed the fan, works good. good luck

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

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A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas.
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer.
Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.
Watch its operation more closely to see if any same symptom.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: fan runs constantly, freezer ice melting, bottom drawer in refrig

  • If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly.


  • If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf.


  • If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
  • Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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    SOURCE: bottom freezer, ice cubes melting and refreezing.

    defrost timer saying off to long

    Posted on Apr 17, 2009

    SOURCE: area around freezer door is very hot to the touch. ice maker works, but after awhile the ice will melt. freezer is freezing.

    http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/other-home-garden/refrigerator-frame-hot-touch-31680.html


    Here's a link re the refrigerator symptom you describe.

    Posted on May 27, 2009

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    SOURCE: Ice Melting

    ok check the door gaskets they must be toushing forming a compleate seal nothing else is acceptible also there is a possibilty that your ice maker heater is stuck in the on position.also these units are known for a having a bad control boared in the back

    Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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