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My freezers works but my refrigerator

The freezer gets cold and the door compartments gets cold but the refrigerator does not what is the problem

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Re: my freezers works but my refrigerator

Three things likely to cause this problem. 1. Defrost problem: will see frost build up on back panel in freezer. 2. Bad evaporator fan. Listen for fan noise in freezer (may have to hold door switch closed depending on the model). 3. Bad damper motor (vent to fridge) if fan is running check for air flow out of that vent. These are the most common. See what you can find and let me know. Then we can take further steps.

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The fridge does not seem to be cold enough and the fan inside does not seem to be working - could this be the problem

On most refrigerators you get your cold air from the "freezer" compartment. If the freezer fan motor is inoperable, this will prevent the proper amount of cold air to flow into the "fresh food" compartment. Make certain that the fan motor does not work with the freezer button within the door frame activated. On some models, with the door open, the fan motor will not operate. Open the freezer door and activate the freezer button for several seconds to determine whether the fan is properly working or not. If not, contact an appliance service company.

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Working fridge, warm freezer.

The fresh food compartment is cooled by air being blown from the freezer compartment into the fresh food compartment.

There is a panel, or door if you will, that separates the freezer and fresh food compartments. The freezer temp control determines how much cold air is allowed to escape into the fresh food compartment by opening or closing this panel.

In your case, the door must be stuck all the way open, allowing all the cold air to be diverted into the fresh food compartment. The compressor cycle is controlled by the thermostat in the fresh food compartment and thus 'short cycles' because the fresh food compartment acheives normal temperature while the freezer is relativel warm.

If the panel is restricted from moving (stuck in the extreme open position, for example), the fresh food compartment will get VERY cold while the freezer will be warm.

Try thoroughly defrosting the refrigerator. Possibly an accumulation of ice is preventing the panel from moving and/or is diverting all the cold air from the freezer into the fresh food compartment. It's a free fix and may solve your problem altogether.

If that doesn't help, or helps only temporarily, you may have a problem with panel/door/flap itself or the linkage that connects it to the control mechanism. Unless you're skilled in appliance repair, checking and repairing these components will require the help of a service technician

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