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Why is my fridge warm

My fridge is not staying cool,my freezer part seems to work fine though. I also notice that ice builds up in the vent between the freezer and the fridge. I have gotten rid of that ice a few times,but it keeps coming back. I vacuumed all of the dust off coils underneath hoping that would fix it,but my fridge hasnt cooled down yet,and my food is still packed in a cooler. Also i did notice the fan was working on the back underneath the fridge. Im totally stumped on what the problem could be..any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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There is a fan and a damper the blows cold air from freezer to refrigerator compartment. Damper is stuck closed or fan is not working is a good starting point.

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Hi,

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;
  • all would have thermostatic control to set the desired temperature;
  • some designs have two thermostatic control , 1 for the freezer, 1 for the fridge.
As applied to your concern:
  • compressor is working since freezer is OK;
  • fan is working as you posted but is the air drawn from the freezer, better still, is the air forced/vented into the fridge?
  • could you please check that the air is strongly blown into the fridge area;
  • a little experiment, open the fridge door, look for and press on the door switch, the light should go out, after a lengthy seconds, the fan should trigger on, not only would it be audible, you would notice the frozen air swirling inside the fridge area. If you hold on long enough to the dorr switch, the compressor should kick in (if it is not already running) since the thermostat of the fridge area (if one is present) would sense that the fan is turning but the fridge area is not cooling.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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SOURCE: Fridge/Freezer - fine bottom half, warm top half

Sounds like the fan in the freezer is not working ( pt# WR60X190 ) .

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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I need you to confirm that your model number is ZICS360NR and I will help you, Sea Breeze

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