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Roper refrigerator not cooling.

The fan is not running and the compressor is hot to touch. Noticed it was running a lot over the past few weeks.

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SOURCE: Roper model # RT18DKXFW01 not cooling

Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Roper side by side refrigerator gettig very hot to

Most side by side units have a hot return gas line that is attached to the "mullion strip" to prevent sweating or moisture build up which could cause mold to build up on the door seal. The heat you feel is normal, however excessive or continuous heat is a symptom of the unit running too long.

Below is a link provided by www.repairclinic.com, which will help you understand how a refrigerator works.
Tip: Make sure door seals are sealing adequately and keep entry time to a minimum during high heat periods. Use the rule "Get in, get what you want and get out"

http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_4_3.asp

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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There is a fan down by the compressor that aids in cooling compressor and getting rid of the water that comes out of the freezer during defrost cycle. I am sure that you took the paper cover off the back of the unit on the lower back side so your unit might not have a fan. Now lets look at the fan inside the freezer is it running can you hear it when you open the door? Does the compressor make a clicking sound as it is hot to touch and trying to come on? get back with me ok ken

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: Roper model RT18BKXKQ02 - 5 years old. Cooling has

Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

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Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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SOURCE: roper top freezer clicking and not cooling

I would start by changing the relay on the compressor, thats more than likely where the clicking noise is coming from. Whirlpool brands are notorious for that part going bad, especially ion the early years.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012

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Roper model RT18BKXKQ02 - 5 years old. Cooling has been getting worse for the past 6 weeks. Finally quit altogether today. Fan runs but compressor does not. Suspect loss of refrigerant. Can you give me...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Not cooling good


There is a fan down by the compressor that aids in cooling compressor and getting rid of the water that comes out of the freezer during defrost cycle. I am sure that you took the paper cover off the back of the unit on the lower back side so your unit might not have a fan. Now lets look at the fan inside the freezer is it running can you hear it when you open the door? Does the compressor make a clicking sound as it is hot to touch and trying to come on? get back with me ok ken

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The post between the doors of my side by side refrigerator is hot. If you open the doors and put your hand on the outside,it is hot. I cleaned the bottom of the frig last nite and noticed the cooling fan...


The fan motor needs to be replaced . Pt # W10124096 , is the part number for the condenser fan motor ( compressor cooling fan ) . It costs about $ 100.00 for the part , but is easily replaceable ( 2 or 3 screws ) .

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Roper model # RT18DKXFW01 not cooling


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
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heatman101

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RS20EKXEW00 FREEZER NOT FREEZING AT ALL AND REFRIGERATOR SIDE NOT COOLING WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? COULD IT BE THE CONDENSOR?


1. is the compressor running? if so is it hot to the touch? is the condensor fan running? coils dirty? let me know ... mark whirlpoolpartssurplus dot com

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Refigerator not cooling and hot to the touch


It sounds a lot like lost charge caused by a leak in your system. If your unit has been moved or improperly cleaned, some part of the pressurized system may be damaged.
Refrigerant (with very small molecules) may leak off over many years but it shouldn't happen in the single digits.

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Help! Water on floor, motor running, all food is barely cool.


honestly, heres what id do.
vacuumm under and behind the unit. whilr behind the unit vacuumming check the fan motor next to the compressor, is it turning??? it should be on cooling the compressor as to not overheat. compressor should be warm to hot but not HOT to touch. if after cleanig under you dont get visable results. i would call a local servicer.(dontpull one out of the weekly reader, go on adise of others or perhaps manufactures reccomendation

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Warm to Hot molding that seals the doors


Either the fan motor has gone bad or the coils under the fridge are too dirty. Both will cause a no cool situation and cause this area to become too hot. Part of the coil runs thru the cabinet in this area to prevent sweating. This is a good indication of dirty coils or a bad/weak fan motor. If your fan was noisy I would replace it before it goes out completely. This excessive heat will lead to premature compressor failure.

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Compressor and water are hot!


re-charge the freon. this will cool it down.

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Constantly running


If the thermistor sensor for the temperature control is going out that could cause the compressor the think it needs to keep running to cool the unit. The fan near the compressor should run only when the compressor runs. If the fan is running and the compressor isn't then you likely have a compressor start device problem or the overload is tripping from high heat, etc. That would make the compressor run (or try to) every minute or two if not just run continuously. Make sure all the coils under the unit are clean of fuzzy's and hair, etc. by doing a good vac. clean on them also. The compressor can be slightly warm to the touch but shouldn't be so hot that it is hard to keep you r hands on it for long. If it's around 130 degrees F, then it may be the start device problem and is in an overheat condition.

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