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FRIDGE NOT COOLING

I opened the fridge to clean up spilt jelly. I took out the compartments to wash and had the top door compartment out for a few hours. I didn't realise until later that the top door compartment is needed to turn the light off and the fridge was really hot and had even melted things inside. I placed all the compartments back but the fridge is not cooling. the freezer seems to be but maybe not as cold as should be as the ice-cream is soft (but not runny). ALSO - whilst cleaning the freezer seal where the jelly ran into - the seal cracked open and filled with jelly that i cleaned out with a soft cloth. Are my cooling problems to do with the cracked seal (top part on the freezer) or has it overheated from the interior light??? or something else????

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SOURCE: American fridge/freezer, over the last

  • yes, refrigerators have heaters in them to defrost the buildup of frost around the coils
  • they defrost approx. every 12-16 hours
  • if the defrost cycle gets stuck then it will continue to heat
  • i have seen it melt the plastic inside the refrigerator

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad thermo switch in freezer
  • i would replace both as they are not expensive

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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