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Cool compartment is not cold enough

The cooler (lower compartment)is not cold enough, fanforce is working ok, air duct from the freezer compartment down to the cool compartment is checked ok. control valve airduct from the freezer to the cool compartment is working ok. The freezer(top compartment)is working ok, making plenty of ice. why the expliticed cold air does not cool the lower compartment. The refregirator was working fine and suddenly I found the lower compartmentis not cold enough as it was.

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  • nathanwin360 May 13, 2009

    Hi Vic, yes it is, frost buid up as you said

    regards Nathan

  • nathanwin360 May 13, 2009

    Hi Vic, Please advise me. The freezer is making ice, the cooler is not cold enough, I tested it about 15 degree, all air fan anf duct are clear.

    thanks Nathan

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Hi, Have you noticed an ice or frost build up at all in the freezer section. Is the freezer holding a zero to 5 above temp?
I will try to help you though this. please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

Posted on May 13, 2009

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    Victor May 13, 2009

    Ok, If you need help finding witch part you need to change, let me know. There are three parts in the defrost cycle you need to check.

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    Victor May 13, 2009

    The freezer needs to be 0 to 5 above in order for the refrigerator to be 35 to 40. Are you controls both set to normal. Half of whatever is on the dial is normal.

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