Question about Refrigerators
I own a Fogel Fridge Model # VR-17-RE-PR Recently I moved from Hawaii to South Carolina. After the move I plugged in the refrigerator and noticed that the fan runs, but after leaving it plugged in for over 12 hours the temperature is not getting cold. I cleaned all the coils of dirt and hair, and still nothing. Any help in this would be very helpful. Thank You
It is important to know if the compressor itself is running. If there is a loose connection to the compressor via the start/over load relay (normally attaches directly onto the compressor), or if the start/over load otself is bad the compressor will not run. Best way to tell is via gauges but I doubt your frig has ports. Check to see if your compressor is really hot. Could be bad start/over load relay or bad compressor. Try unplugging your frig for say 30 min then, with your hand on top of a cool compressor, plug the frig back in and see if compressor smoothly vibrates for at least 5 min without becoming very hot or shutting off even though fan continues to run. The fact your fan is running TYPICALLY means the thermostat is calling for lower temps and the fan/compressor kick in together.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Fridge does not get cold enough
first the freezer does all the cooling there are air vents in top of the refrigerator that the evaporator fan draws air through then blows it down to cool the fridge in the fridge section you should see an air vent if you don't have a defrost problem then you have an air flow problem first do you hear the fan running if you see heavy frost on the back wall of the freezer wall where the fan is then you have a defrost problem and that's a different repair but if you don't then remove the four screws and pull the panel carefully as the fan is there see if there is heavy frost on the evaporator a large aluminum honey comb so much that air cannot come through it under that part will be an a tray with around hole in it make sure that's is not frozen and the drain hole is open then check that the square hole that goes down to the fridge is clear and check the two square styrofoam intake blocks are clea you an pull them out gently and see if its iced up under there after you check that reply to me on any fault
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
You most likely have an automatic defrost problem. When frost accumulates because of a failed defrost component or components, it restricts air flow to the fresh food side. Leaving the unit unplugged will melt the ice and restore air flow but you obviously need to address what is causing the build-up. Often, but not always, the problem is a defective defrost heater(s).
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot Model 71182101
I have the same problem. The refrig and freezer are cold but not freezing and not cold enough. I have a friend tell me it probably is the relay. His did the same and that was the issue.
Posted on May 23, 2008
remove the back wall leave the unit to run half hour open and see if coil have frost all the way from the top of the coil to the bottom if the coil is full you have adefrost problem could be your timer defrost thermostart or heater
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
Some leaking water refrigerator helps....
Most times this is a plugged defrost drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into a cup in the top middle of the fresh food section ( not on all models, but this is the most common way ), from there, the water is directed out the back wall to a drain hose that runs down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of the cups ( in the top back of the fresh food section ) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey baster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the baster with hot water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help clean then out. On a S x S style of fridge the drain system is in the bottom back of the freezer section and often you will have to remove the evaporator cover to access the drain hole. You can clean this out in the same manner as previously mentioned, but because of the water leaking into the freezer instead of the fresh food section you will have to remove the ice build up to clean out the drain system. For some reason Whirlpool has found a need to "hide" the drain hose inside the walls now ( Whirlpool makes many of the Kenmore branded refrigerators ) on there top freezer refrigerators. This makes accessing the drain hose to flush it out more difficult, no cup inside the fresh food section, no hose down the outside back wall and the only access is inside the freezer section behind the back false wall and under the evaporator coils.
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Posted on May 30, 2009
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