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No cold fridge

Hello there, my fridge has just decided to stop working! instead of cold it is normal air, my husband wants to throw it away and buy a new one but i dont think that the problem could be that serious. It was working last night when we went to bed but this morning we have warm cheese and lumpy milk. Any suggestions as to what we should check or do? so far we have checked the temp button. the freezer is still working.

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  • mcbetz2002 Oct 09, 2008

    I have a Whirlpool side by side. I left for 10 days with the Frig working properly only to return 10 days later and find out that the frig was running hot. Both the Frig and the freezer have completely defrosted and no cold air is coming from the back of the Freezer. There is power to the Frig, the light comes on when the door is open and goes out when I hit the door close button. The frig is just over 5 years old, is this normal? Glad I didnt buy a 5 year warranty from Costco; would have been worthless....time has

  • gar278 Apr 15, 2009

    i have a similar problem. fridge about 5 yrs old. came home and no cold air in either side, no sound, no hot spots. just all thawed out. lights worked. i emptied it and unplugged it for about a week before addressing it. plugged it back in to check fan and everything came back on, cold air and all. i wonder for how long...



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Open the freezer and listen for the evaporator fan. You may have to hold the door switch closed for it to come on. If you dont hear the fan running then you probably need a fan motor or or defrost bimetal depending on the make and model. If the fan is working, look at the back wall of the freezer. If you see a thick coat of frost, you probably have a problem with the defrost system. Also, check to make sure refrigerator light is shutting off when you close the door. A 40 watt bulb will curdle a gallon of milk quickly. Of course, you also want to rule out any possibility that the fridge door was left slightly open over night before you decide to toss it. Please reply back with what you find out. If you need further help, please post the brand and model number so I can give more detailed advise.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 11, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your refrigerator problem and see what you found out.




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