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The freezer is warm (20) degrees and the fridge isn't cold. Replaced the mother board and cleaned the cois and nothing...

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  • sheadlee May 15, 2009

    thanks for the info...i had it cleaned and blown and swept out about a month ago...didn't do anything. What type of refriderant does it take? can i do it myself and try that?? what about the relay?? could that we a problem too???

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Hi Sheadlee, when is the last time that u had service on the unit? Has the condenser been cleaned recently in the last few years? Clogged air flow retards heat removal from the refrigerant, pressures rise and prevent or inhibit latent heat of fusion. If you have an air source. Blowout the condenser. It is the part near the compressor near the fan. It could be hard to get to and you will have to remove the back cover on the bottom to access. Sometimes paper even blocks the condenser to prevent air flow. If that is not it then you could have refrigerant shortage or even weak compressor valves.

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  • jeff1013946 May 15, 2009

    As far as the refrigerant,it depends on the age of the refrigerator. Newer models use R-134A, older models use R-12. If it is low on charge then you will most likely need a serviceman to take care of it because the systems are usually sealed and if you don't have gauges and a self tapping valve, forget it. Also the charge is critical so you cannot afford to overcharge it. Did you blowout the condenser with CO2 or just clean the front of the condenser? the dirt gets trapped predominantly between the fins. You will need pressurized air or similar to push dirt out between fins... You could have several problems to this symtom that you explained. Weak compressor valves, low charge, bad evaporator fan. You get me? I will help you eliminate the causes one by one. First make sure that you thoroughly blow out the condenser with compressor vapor. You will see what I mean. Also make sure that the cover is completely on when you are completed and that minimal air is going around the condenser....

  • jeff1013946 May 15, 2009

    Sorry, miss your descript in full. If the fridge is warm then it sounds like the fan is not working in the evaporator section. If could be a door switch or the motor is bad. If a tech just worked on it then the panel was off. Make sure that the fan blades are not obstructed.

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