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Fridge not getting cold...but freezer is working


the fridge gets its cold air from the freezer fan blowing it through small air passages between the freezer and fridge. when you adjust the temperature in the fridge you are increasing/decreasing the amount of air being let into the fridge. Two common problems that could cause the freezer to freeze but not the fridge getting cool is the freezer coil is frooze like a ice cube blocking the air going to the fridge or freezer fan is not working could be bad or froze up due to too much ice. If fan works after manually defrosting problem could be in the auto defrost mechanism. If fan don't work after manual defrost replace fan. Manual defrost by putting a pot of very hot water in freezer with door closed change water foten until defrosted.

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Whirlpool fridge not blowing cold air but freezer


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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gas is sealed for life....sounds like it is auto defrost mode.leave switched on. after a full manual defrost. for at least 24 hours to settle down keep door shut... then check. should reset itself.make sure all vents,drains are clean.

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The freezer blows hot air


not enough info. When blowing hot air, is the compressor running? Is unit an electroinc control or mechanical th/stat with defrost timer. Ill go with what i think.Possibly you fridge is stuck on auto defrost. Inside on the evap.plate is a clixon.(round device with 2 wires comming out ) This item is possibly gone faulty."not opening at a certain temp." making the heat increase in the freezer. find the defrost timer and forward the shaft untill compressor comes on. If it comes on, keep your eyes on the fridge for a 12 hour period. if it happens again after that, call the tech.(normally defrost timer is at the back by the compressor.)

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Fridge not getting cold enough. the temp in the fridge is 66.6! help please! less then a yr. ago i replaced the gasket, so i know it's not that. i also have it on the coldest setting. i wasn't having...


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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Warm fridge cold freezer


Hi,advance thermostat setting, to get colder , it's possible you got defrost problem, is there excessive ice building inside back of freezer? to determine if you have a defrost problem, unplug ref. for about an hour,let it defrost, let all ice melt away, it's better to remove your produce, keep doors open to speed up defrosting, after defrosting and cleaning plug back your ref, and let it work for another hour, and check result, if it's o/k, put back your produce, let me know, during hot summer months, regular use (opening) of ref, could cause excessive ice build-up evap. if after defrosting and cleaning ref. work good for 3 to 4 days, but start doing the same thing, let me know, it means you got a defrost problem. also check your thermostat, but first defrost and clean it, that could just be your problem. good luck.

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We got home from work yesterday and the refrigerator was HOT inside.


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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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MSD2454GR Side by Side refrigerator- freezer side fine, refrigerator side will not cool below 50 degrees; lots of condensation


If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat.


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..

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Hot coil?


Hello gaylekell,
Welcome to Fix ya


You said, you just opened your fridge a minute ago and it sounded like water or something is dripping on a hot coil at the bottom back of fridge.

It is in the auto defrost mode!
All frost free or self defrost refrigerators use this method of dispersing the water into the air as vapor.
As the water accumulates below the fridge is supposed to blow the water onto the hot coil or compressor and evaporate it away. That's why there are no more drip pans to empty!

If you do not notice any problem in the operation of your fridge
and it is not excessively loud, (Which I do not think it will be under a normal situation )
Your fridge is more than likely running normally and fine!
How old is the fridge and what's the model number?

Thank You for utilizing my advice, Huuum
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