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Kelvinator C520F-R Freezer appears to be pulling down nicely but fridge is not cooling down. Other fridges I have looked at have one evaporator and fan in the freezer. The Kelvinator appears to have one evaporator in the freezer and one in the fridge compartment and no fan. Evaporator in the fridge is cooling down very slowly. That is, 15 minutes after plugging in power the pipes on the fridge evaporator are just starting to cool down and the freezer has come down in temp from 34 deg to 7 deg. Makes me think gas is ok, compressor is working and there is only one of those, so possibly a temp control issue? Can I bridge the temp controller so I am effectively selecting full cold to check if the fridge will cool better?

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You didn't say if the compressor is running or not. If it is and all other things you stated are running then it has a sealed system problem. The sealed system comes with a 5 yr warranty in most cases (check owners manual). If the compressor is not running then listen for a click at the compressor. If you hear the click then I would replace the relay on the compressor. If you need further help I will need the complete model # off the sticker inside the fridge section.

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Check the damper in the top back of the fresh food section. make sure that it is open and air is coming through it.

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Have u check the moisture control in the frezzer? If so make sure that all the vents are clear of all food and/or food containers and such... Turn ur fridge temp control to max.. Wait 5 hours WITHOUT opening fridge or freezer. Good luck! Let me know how everything tur out

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Unplug refrigerator pull away from wall. Remove cover over compressor and feel top of compressor to see if overheating or trying to start. If too hot to hold hand on top leave unplugged until we locate the problem. This could be capacitor, start relay, overload, motherboard. This can Be fixed but we need to eliminate cause before replacing any parts. Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

Same problem here with an Amana refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom. I removed the back panels and vacuumed dust and cat hair out. The back panel in the freezer was frosted over with ice on the bottom. I removed the shelves and food and used a hairdryer to loosen the panel. The ice maker made it harder to remove the plastic panel so I pulled it back and saw the cooling fins frozen solid. I used the hairdryer to melt the ice and a shop vacuum to collect the water. It works like new again.

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