Question about Refrigerators
Freezer is working but not 100%, cooling to 8 degrees. Refrig is not cooling appropriately,staying at 50 degrees. Back wall of freezer has about 1/2 inch ice on it. This has increased the past couple of days. I had a cpuple of puddles of water in front of the refrig but thought it was the animals spilling.It is a Kichenaid , freezer on top looks like it was made in 1994. I would love to be ble to fix it if possible and not to costly. Thank you, Cindy A
The first thing you want to check is the defrost bi-metal switch and the defrost heater. Both of these parts are located behind the rear panel in the freezer. You will need to check continuity on the bi-metal
switch when it is cold. This is the nost common praoblem. If you get no continuity, replace the switch. You can also test the defrost heater the same way but, it does not have to be cold.
If both the switch and heater have continuity, you will need to replace the defrost timer.
Posted on May 21, 2009
SOUND LIKE THE THERMOSTAT NEED CHANGEING
Posted on May 21, 2009
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Sep 16, 2014 | Whirlpool Refrigerators
Your Refrig/freezer should be set as follows:
Refrigerators: 36 to 40 degrees. Ideal temp is 37 Fahrenheit. Note: A temp above 42 degrees promotes bacteria.
Freezer: temp should be -5 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideal temp is 0 degrees.
Then check the door seals around the edges to see if any splits, tears or cracks have messed up the seal. This will cause your compressor to constantly run as it's trying to cool off the warm house is being sucked into the freezer (or Refrig). A sure sign the door seals are damaged is lots of ice in the freezer door area or water pooling in the bottom area of the refrigerator.
Wait about 4 hrs after you readjusted the Refrigerator/Freezer settings so everything settles down. If you still have problems then the coolant may need to be serviced (topped off) or the motor serviced/checked.
Don't procrastinate because a water heater and Refrig/freezer are the 2 largest energy users in your home- they run 24 hrs a day.
Hope this helps...
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