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About the mini retro portable cooler/warmer

The fridge is working, the fan is running obviously normaly but it doesn't cool, it doesn't make any cold.

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Hi Charlene,

 

Open the freezer and see if it needs a good defrosting. I know you may think you bought a Frost free Fridge, but if something goes wrong with the forst free system, It can frost up. If it is Frosted , Turn the Fridge off and use a hair dryer for about 30 minutes to melt all the fost and dry up the frezzer compartment,  It is imprtant to dry u the Freezer compartment.  Hope this helps you.

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Your description is quite complete but is rather baffling. Pls bear with me while we process by elimination. A few basic/working ideas:
  • most designs call for a single compressor to cool the freezer;
  • the cold air in the freezer is drawn towards the fridge to cool that area;
  • this is performed by a fan drawing air in the freezer through the evaporator;
  • most would have a vent or air pathway to guide the freezer air;
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