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My refrigerator is not getting cold

It has not been getting cold at all or shutting off for a long period of time letting the food get warm does it just need freon and how would I go about that?

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  • cal kelly Nov 16, 2007

    i have moved the long metal bar so it sits in the lip of the drip section.

    there is a thin piece of wire that was hanging down so i clipped it back onto a small metal bar which keeps falling off.

    thank you

  • dion82 Feb 26, 2008

    the freezer started dethawing the meats and other frozen itmes and than refrigertar starting heating up items kept in it..there was no noise ...this all happen within a 36 hours....model GSS25QGPCWW

    s# TF210841

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    My regrigerator is not getting cold and is not turning off

  • dlents Jul 11, 2008

    No cold air at all in freezer or fridge, lights are on and I can hear a fan blowing (hot air). Previously I had the problem where the vent between freezer and fridge was freezing over leaving the freezer frozen and fridge warm. This is different as the freezer is now literally hotter than the room. I tried the suggestion I found here of knocking around on the temp control housing, but no luck.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    It has not been getting cold at all or shutting off for a long period of time
    letting the food get warm does it just
    need freon and how would I go about that?

  • jerryleef Aug 11, 2008

    Air keeps pumping, but not getting cold.

  • monique09058 Aug 28, 2008

    My refrigerator is not getting cold what do i need to get it cold

  • carolw276 Sep 16, 2008

    My fridge is only about a year old and it is not running and is of course warm

  • canopachsun Sep 19, 2008

    My fridge is not getting cold enough, it only gets to about 53 degrees. We have had it looked at and they said they couldn't find any problems. Any ideas?

  • jenamal07 Sep 27, 2008

    Fridge is constantly warm. It is brand new.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    My food is going bad because the fridge isn't cold enough. It's brand new, what the heck?

  • phil812k1 Oct 13, 2008

    I just bought a tiny magic chef fridge. I forgot the cubic footage, but it's a cube. It turns off for long periods of time and sometimes never turns back on unless i adjust the thermostat again.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    Fridge and freezer not cooling causing milk to curdle

  • a1bender Oct 23, 2008

    My side by side Ge Profile with bottom freezer is getting warmer by the hour (both the refrigerator and freezer). The cooling system seems to kick on for about 30 seconds and then turns off. I first noticed the problem this morning with the freezer tempature at 11 (recommended 0) and the Frig at 44 (recommended 37). Twelve hours later the temps are 20 and 51.

  • delka01 Nov 16, 2008

    My Jenn-Air model JCD2289AES is not getting cold enough. This has happened once before. Is it time to bite the bullet and buy a new one. I really would rather not at this time if I can fix the problem.

  • matsylvs Jan 27, 2009

    My refrigerator and freezer are not getting cold. However, the light works and I can here it blowing.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    My refrigerator is warm and the freezer is cold. Amana model # ARS266KBW. Can it be fixed?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    My refrigerator is warm and the freezer is cold. Amana model# ARS266KBW. Anyfix?

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Ok so theoritically you should NEVER have to add R-134A to your fridge (for those of you whos coolers are newer than 1997) older models use R-12...but if you have to you can go down to you local auto parts store and pick up a can of "EZ Chill Refrigerant" and i would also recommend you pick up the gage as well...if it comes in a package deal even better...most times this will run you about 15-30 bucks depending on where you live and shop...anyways pull you fridge away from the wall and find the compressor...now follow the lines off of it and look for a pink or blue cap depending on your model and look for a bold "L" (this stands for low pressure side) now attach your gage to it...if it is within the red band you have a small leak or yes it is possible that you may have flashed that refrigerant so much that is has disappeared (and yes this is possible) so take your can of refrigerant and follow the instructions on the can...if its in the green band well then you have a whole nother problem could be your compressor, the fan, the condensor, or even wiring or your thermostatic switch or probe...recommend you call your local Lowes, Sears or Home Depot appliance department and speak with one of thier trained technicians...now if the gage says your system is overcharged, this simply means you have too much pressure in the system, this could result from some idiot charging your system when it was unneccesary, or you compressor is not tripping off cycle when your thermostat tells it too, this could be the result of faulty wiring or a limit or pressure switch...have a factory tech or cert. electrician check this...i DO NOT RECOMMEND NOR DO I ENDORSE you bleeding your system of a "little bit" of freon seeing as how this is illegal, but if you so choose to break the law dont be an idiot, get everyone out of your house pets included open all windows and doors and make sure you have adequate ventialtion go back to that pink or blue cap we discussed earlier and bleed just a little bit at a time...or you can have a professional "EVACUTE" the machine, seeing as how this is the safest and most efficient way to do this, not to mention its legal, granted its a little costly depending on the company but if its still under warranty you should pay nothing out of pocket other than maybe 5-12 bucks for that little gage i spoke of earlier...i hope this helps everyone here...if not let me know....

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My refrigerator and freezer are not getting cold. However, the light works and I can here it blowing.

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What kind of refrigetaor & model# Is it cold at all in freezer? ANY Refrig. that needs freon has a leak.. they should NEVER need any. You be just thowing money away..

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Refrigerator is not getting cold but freezer works fine

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turn up the stat and see is it comming on? (if over 2 years get a new one )

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Hello,

Let's start by diagnosing the freezer;

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster than the fridge can cool it, which will thaw your food.

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Hello,

Let's start by diagnosing the freezer;

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster than the fridge can cool it, which will thaw your food........

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Hello,

Let's start by diagnosing the freezer;

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster than the fridge can cool it, which will thaw your food

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Hello,

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

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There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

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