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Bottom frezer working. top frige not getting cold, no cold air blowing in. Fan behind frige at bottom not moving

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Dont know this model but it may have two compressors and only one working.

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There is a fan in the freezer compartment that blows cold air into the refrigerator part. If it is not working or if the baffle that directs the air is not functioning, that could account for the less than ideal temps.

Also check the auto defrost mechanism for proper operation.

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I understand that cold air is blowing from behind your Electrolux refrigerator on the side your icemaker is on. From what you are describing it sounds like a loose seal or missing plug. I would recommend having a professional technician out to your home to thoroughly look over your refrigerator. This will help to avoid any unnecessary part purchases. Hope this is helpful. -Matt

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Hi there one of the biggest reasons for not getting cold which will affect the ice maker also is -- low or no air flow.
2 areas - 1) inside the freezer section are vents and they should have some clear areas (our freezer often gets crammed full of stuff)
2) under and behind the fridge is a dust bunny breeding area - pull the fridge out and get as much dust and stuff off the coils as possible (I use a vacuum and a small paint brush). The coils transfer the heat out of the fridge like an air conditioner. Be gentle - coils are somewhat fragile.
Some fridges have a faceplate that pops off at the front.

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  • When the top half of a freezer is not working properly it is a sign that the air circulation within the freezer is not functioning. In other words, the freezer refrigerant is still working properly, but the cold air it produces isn't going anywhere: Instead, it is sinking to the bottom of the freezer (heat rises) where it does an excellent job of keeping that half of the freezer cold while missing the top section entirely.

  • The air circulation problem is usually caused by a fan issue. Find where your fan connects to the refrigerant system and pumps the air out into the freezer. If the fan blades are stuck or frozen, you may be able to loosen them or replace the fan. If the fan works mechanically but does not turn on the problem lies with the motor instead. In this case, you can replace the motor or call a professional it may also be fan or evaporator

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Insufficient cooling is a fridge repair job that you can do without the help of a professional. Often the fridge has a frost-free failure, or the compressor is faulty but there are many other reasons for a fridge not cooling properly.
Step 1 - Find the Problem

Your first job is to locate the source of the problem. Consider each of the following:

* Gaskets - Make sure the gaskets/seals are not torn and are sealing properly.
* Evaporator fan - Make sure it is working. If it is now working you may have a problem with the fan motor. Check for power to the motor and also examine the fan switches around the door (not all fridges have these switches).
* Air damper - Sometimes the air damper will not open up to allow the cold air from the freezer part to blow into the fridge section.
* Condenser coils - Check to see that the condenser coils don't have a dust build-up and that the condenser motor is working.
* Compressor - Make sure your compressor is working with on and off clicking noises.

Step 2 - Frost-Free Failure

This is the most common cooling problem in fridges. Expose the evaporator coils by accessing the panel in the freezer section. The coils in the freezer section can sometimes get clogged up with frost. This can stop the evaporator fan motor from blowing cold air around, or cause the fan to hit it and stop, or become noisy. The defrost timer can be a bit tricky to find but it is usually located behind the back bottom corners of the fridge, although they can sometimes be found in the ceiling of the fresh food section, or behind the cold control cover.
Step 3 - Find the Timer

When you find the timer, turn the wheel-like screw slowly with a screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. The refrigerator is now defrosting. If you find that the fridge starts now, you will need to replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer.
Step 4 - Volt Test

If the heaters do not come on, use a volt meter to ohm test the defrost heater or volt test for 120 volts to the heater. You can bypass the defrost thermostat if you haven't got power to the defrost heater to check if the defrost heater will come on. To bypass the thermostat, join the two wires together. Replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer if the heater comes on now.

If there is a ticking or squealing noise in the defrost timer, or it seems hot to touch, replace it.

Many fridges have and inline fuse on both sides of the defrost heater. You will need to replace the whole heater if one of those fuses blows. Check these fuses with a volt meter if the defrost heater doesn't work.

A quick check if you have a cooling problem is to inspect the evaporator coils. If there is a build up of white snow on the coils, this indicates a frost free problem; if there is balled ice on part of the coils with the rest bare, this indicates a system problem, like a problem with the pumping compressor.
Take care in solving the problem....

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My freezer does not work all of the time. I HAVE NOTICED that the freezer get very hot at the top of the unit, I have measured this with a digital therm.and temperture was reading 136 degree F. and,the...


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