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Refrigerator doesnt get cold enough

The freezer makes ice but the refrigerated compartment (below) has a lot of condensation and is never cold enough. I removed the back service panel and noticed a fan cooling off the compressor. The refergerator is only two years old. The fan inside the freezer compartment is running The compressor is hot to the touch

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  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    both fridge and freezer are low, not cool enough, meats are defrosting and milk went bad, freezer is no longer making ice

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Ever since I moved in, the compressor on this refrigerator has always clunked when it turned off. I left for a couple of weeks and when I came back, the compressor had started making a loud vibrating sound while the compressor is running. Compressor is still keeping freezer and refrigerator compartments cold. My question is, could this be as simple as a loose bolt? The repair guy listened for a moment, said the compressor was going out but not dead yet, and no way to know when it would quit. I'll buy another refrigerator if I need to, but wondered...
    Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    compressor is running.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    freezer is cold

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    inside refrigerator is cool but not cold

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    freezer temp went from 0 up to 24 degrees over a period of 3 days. I cleaned the condenser, still st 24 degrees 2 days later. compressor and both the fans have been running constantly

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If you remove the back panel on the inside of the cabinet then you would be able to check the evaporator coil (cold bit) and see if it is frozen up. If it is then defrost the system and see if you have any improvement. All the things you have pointed out over the compressor is normal, they do run incredibly hot. If you have got the freezer on a very cold setting I would suggest bringing both setpoints to a mid range setting. Check the temp in the fridge by measuring liquid temp as air temp is prone to fluctuate more. If you still have a concern I would suggest contacting a fridge guy to assist you. Hope this is of some if not limited help.

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