Often times the defrost termination switch (which opens when it gets warm enough) will hold the fan off until it closes again when the freezer runs. It is possible that the switch is not closing, but be sure the freezer is getting cold enough for it to close.
You know the freezer is likely cold enough when you see frost covering the entire evaporator coil after a few hours of operation. A partial frost pattern could indicate low refrigerant, or a restriction of refrigerant.
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Sounds like might be the Temperature Control Thermostat or some sensor in the circuitry telling the compressor and cooling parts to keep running because it thinks it isn't cold enough. There is probably a circulation fan to blow the cold air through the damper and it may not shut off either, conveying too much cold thermal conduction through ducting and all frig parts, regardless of damper being closed or open. With the temperature set on low, do the compressor and fans ever shut off once cold temperatures are attained? Freezer should be 0 or lower, frig 35-40. check this video at RepairClinic.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vA8Ksv5kVY&feature=player_embedded
Signs of a defrost problem. Inside the fresh food section and behind the light cover you should see a small opening that leads to the defrost timer. Turn timer clockwise slowly until compressor and fans stop running. Leave everything in this position with fan and compressor not running for up to 30 minutes. Defrost should be taking place during this time inside and behind freezer rear wall.
Listen for signs of crackling or hissing coming from freezer. If after 30 minutes the defrost timer does not restart compressor and fans on its own then again slowly turn timer clockwise until they do start. If you need to do this you will need to replace the timer=> WR9X489 Defrost Timer If the timer is not the problem then the next two parts just may be the problem. The=> WR51X443 Defrost Heater Assemblythat comes with a defrost thermostat as a kit. Let me know how you do with the defrost timer, Thanks, Sea Breeze
If the freezer fan is running constantly, and things aren't too cold in either section, it means the frig thinks its not cold enough to shut off, so it runs trying to get to the proper temp. you have control set at. Check for any frost buildup on freezers back panel inside freezer. If there is you have a defrost problem.
What is the temp. of the freezer section?
not cooling means warm. these are the possibilities if you have a warm freezer
compressor not running
freezer fan not running
conderser fan not running
frig stuck in defrost mode
bad thermostat stuck open
no power to the frig.
water valve bad
water shutoff line clogged
these are some of the possibilities if you are not inclined to troubleshoot then you have to call someone if you can check let me know if you think you found the problem and i will tell you how to fix it thanks
Yes, if your freezer is cold but fan is not circulating cold air into frig compartment then you should replace it . You will have to take off back panel of freezer to access it but is easy to replace. Hope this helps
There could be several things causing the frig to be cold but not cold enough. First check thermostat control and air control. Both should be set in the middle setting for normal operation.Next check to see if evaporater fan is running in freezer. It should be running whenever compressor runs and circulates cold air inside frig as well as freezer. Next check if condensor fan motor is running. It blows air over condensor coils to remove heat. Last ,check condensor itself for dirty coils. If they are matted up with hair dust,etc. it will cause poor cooling. you can give thorough cleaning with vacuum cleaner. Hope this helps
niether. is there frost on back wall of freezer? if no look behind back wall and see if there is frost on all the coils when running. if less than 80% is frosty...freon. or is there frost covering back panel..if so then defrost problem would be correct. but side would be warm so I think not.
Andeb, couple of things you want to check. Is the fan in the freezer section running? Take the lower back panel off and see if the condensor fan is running as well as the compressor. As long as you tilted it only slightly I would think this is a fan or overload relay problem. Check the things I mentioned and post back...Catriver.