I had the same problem and a new main board fixed it. Make sure to cut the thermistor connection from pin 2 if you are updating from an old style board to a new style board. If you don't the fridge will not get cold but the freezer will. (Guess how I know)
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Misty, if you put in a new fan motor you should have been able to see if the evaporator is frosted up. If it's one big chunk of ice, you have a defrost problem. Usually the heaters are the culprit. You can check it at the main board in back by using on jumper wire on the blue harness. Jump line to defr. This will send 120V directly to the heater. If the heater comes on, you have a board problem. Im assuming that the new fan you put in is working. If they don't come on, the heaters are probably the culprit. part number for the board is wr55x10174. If it's the heaters, part number wr51x10055. Catriver
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if it's just cold at the bottom and warm up top it sounds like you have a bad evaporator fan motor in the freezer side,when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?if not bad fan motor,this happens when the fan motor is bad because heat rises and cold air sinks.part number : 2259385 and it's around 60 to 70 dollars
Most frideges get all their cooling from the freezer. There will be a fan and duct in the back of the freezer that pushes cold air down into the fridge. If the duct is blocked with ice or the fan motor has quit. Your freezer will work fine but the fridge will barely cool at all. Check that the fan runs when the compressor is running, ( turn both temp knobs to the highest cooling and leave door open until comp. comes on). If the fan runs your duct is plugged. If not you need a new " Freezer Fan Motor". Most are simple to replace and cost around $100.00.
Its defrost problem, the freezer should cool,
then freeze, then defrost cycle should start. In your case freezer is cooling,
then freezing, but its not defrosting. That's why fridge section is not
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Check the fans especially the condenser fan. the noise
you hear is probably the klixon cycling because the compressor is hot. You can
put a fan blowing on the condenser coil and see if this helps.
Remove the back panel from the freezer to verify no ice behind the freezer panel. Look inside the air vent on the freezer panel for ice buildup. Make sure the freezer control is set to minimum not coldest freezer.. Make sure the freezer fan motor is working.
Replace the fan - it's called the evaporator fan. It circulates cold air evenly in the freezer and blows cold air into the refrigerator section. Its failure would cause the symptoms you describe. Good luck with the repair.
first make sure the fan is coming on in the freezer. if it is not working then the fan motor may be bad or obstructed.
then Check to see if there is any frost buildup in
the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice
melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if
is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above
if you already checked this and think
it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out.