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Westinghouse Fridge Problem

Fridge not getting cold enough...about 8 degrees C at best. Freezer (at the bottom) seems nice and cold (about -11). When I looked behind it I found no water in the bowl on top of the compressor. I assume that this bowl would catch the water from auto defrost. I have tried turning it off and letting it fully defrost. After 2 days of being turned off, and the bowl now over-flowing of defosted water, I turned it back, adjusted the freezer dial in the fridge to minimum and the fridge to maximum and great....-2 degrees in the fridge section. I thought all was fixed so I turned it off to put it back in place and then turned it on again, gave myself a pat on the back, came back 3 hours later only to find 8 degrees in the fridge again, and the same after being left on overnight....Help, Please !

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Re: Westinghouse Fridge Problem

Is the fan in the freezer running? You should be able to hear it. If not, that is your problem. Check the door light/fan switch or check if the fan has power to it when you press the door switch in by hand. If fan is running, you could have a defrost problem. The defrost timer or the defrost heater could be faulty.

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Hi have got a Westinghouse WSE 6100SA*5 side by side and its under one year old. On chrissy day it started to alarm and has become warm and all frozen goods have defrosted and the fridge side is warmer now too.
Have tried all trouble shooting hints in the manual and rebooted and to no avail. All service centres closed, can anyone please advise do at home remedy or do I just have a lemon still under warrrenty.
Please help?
ta Kt

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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