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Freezer is working but main fridge is not getting cold

The Freezer is working but the main fridge is not getting cold. How do we access the vent to see if they are working or not. This is a under 10 yer fridge so would be nice to be able to fix it.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Fan in the freezer compartment is not running, is it supposed to run non stop? Fresh food section is not getting cold. No ice build up. Freezer is freezing.

  • Bailey's Appliance Service

    Your unit utilizes a simple mechanical damper in your fresh food vent. If the freezers appears cold, and the fresh food compartment is too warm, check if the "inside" back wall of the freezer compartment is covered with heavy frost.

  • Mark Nichols May 11, 2010

    Here is a couple questions to narrow the problem.



    1) is there seem to be a frost build up on the back of the freezer?

    2. sound like the fan is running inside the freezer?

    3. do you feel any ice or debri in the vent in the fridge in the back on top?



    if no to any then explain any other findings and i need the model number as well

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fridge thermostat which adjusts the cold air flow by means of opening and closing a damper at the back of the inside of the fridge is faulty. Try forcing the by-metal plate open slightly at first until you get near the required temperature.

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The defrost heater element is bad, Do you know enough engineering to tackle the job ? You will need some hand tools and a spare Saturday afternoon .. Alternaively you could call a technician...

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SOURCE: Fridge not cold...freezer is ok.

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, this normally would point to the fan not spinning. The function of the fan is to draw the cold air from the freezer and force it through the vents to the refrigerator area. Even having said this, the fan is activated by the logic controller based on the the thermostat setting of the refrigerator and condition of the door (it must be closed).

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Check the condenser fan, listen and see if it kicks on, if it doesn't then find someone that know how to take it apart and change them.

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SOURCE: fridge is warm even when i adjust temp. control.freezer is good.

if your fridge has 2 set of dials one numbers and the other letters than you need to adjust the dial that has letters on it. If the fan in your freezer is not blowing, then it won't force the cold air from the freezer to the fridge. Make sure fan blows then adjust the letter knob.

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