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My refrigerator doesn't get cold enough

My refrigerator is turned all the way up, but it doesn't get cold enough.  The freezer works ok.  What should I do?

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Re: My refrigerator doesn't get cold enough

Things to check
Check freezer...
for Frost build up and if Fan is blowing,
Check condenser...
To make sure clean, and the fan is blowing by compressor & IF it is running
Check Recirclating Vents in refrigerator... to make sure theres no blockage,

CONTROLS ...should be in the middle setting,

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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SOURCE: My refigerator and freezer are not cooling enough

Is the fan in the freezer running?? Is there frost on back panel of freezer??

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezer not cold enough, refrigerator not cold

This could be the defrost timer or the defrost heater coil... The evaporator coils are located at the back of the freezer compartment. To access you will need to remove all the racks and then there is a cover held on by a few screws at the back of freezer and under it you will see the coils... Do not beat bang or scrape them... Use a hair dryer or heat gun to melt ice or you could just use hot water . Put your model #.JCB2388GTB into and they will show parts diagrams.
If I can help with anything else please let me know.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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SOURCE: Side by side Sub Zero not cold enough.

How old is "OLDER" ? If there is no frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer you could have one of two problems. On older units the compressor wears out with years of service and no longer pumps efficiently. Or it could possibly be low on refrigerant charge. ether one of these two problems is a sign that is time to update to new unit.

If you have frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer section you then would have a problem in the defrost circuit attributed to the timer, defrost heaters or defrost thermostat.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator and Freezer are not cold enough

sounds like your fridge is iced up.To cheak this you will need to remove rear panel in freezer compartment and cheak if there is ice buld up.If so you may need a defrost timer or your drain tube may be plugged..If those are fine cheak if your defrost thermostat is ok and not split.Hope this helped:)

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer Working Frig not getting cold enough at max setting

unplug 24 hrs with doors open plug in again if it works better you have a defrost problem. it may be the defrost termination switch.. burned out element or bad timer

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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