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ICEMAKER NOT WORKING LOWER PART OF THE FREEZER IS WORKING: MEATS ARE FROZEN. REFRIGERATOR SIDE IS NOT COOLING

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  • The defrost timer is stuck in defrost mode. Turn the little thumb screw CW and see if compressor starts. If compressor starts and temperature starts to pull down, replace the timer before your evaporator ices up…again.
  • If your refrigerator has an adaptive defrost control board instead of a mechanical defrost timer, the board might be fried.
  • The evaporator fan motor is fried. Open your freezer and see if you hear the fan motor running (on some models you need to hold down the door switch to run the fan). If not, you’ll need to replace either the fan motor or the fan switch (if your fridge has one). How do you tell which one is bad? Kidneys.
  • The defrost heaters in the freezer are fried. How do you check? You got it: continuity. Another way is to put the fridge in defrost mode and measure the current draw with a clamp-on ammeter. Did I lose ya on that one, Hoss? You can also tell you got a defrost problem if you see a bunch of frost built up on the inside back wall of the freezer compartment. Read more about diagnosing defrost system failures.
  • The defrost thermostat is open. You know what to do.
  • Like 97% of appliance owners, you have the refrigerator cold controls set wrong.

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My problem is that the items in the meat and vegetable bins in the lower part of the refrigerator are freezing and there is frozen water in the lower part of the freezer.


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The cold control needs replacing. Thats the knob with the numbers that turn the Ref OFF and ON.
What I do is call my local Appliance Parts Store with my model no. They are extremely helpful .
Get freezer and ref thermometer. Ref is probably too cold.
Freezer should be 0 to 10 degrees. Ref 33 to 35
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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