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Freezer works fine but fridge has lost its temperature.

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  • muise1959 Jul 02, 2009

    there is frost in the freezer

  • Mark Nichols May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a defrost problem or your fan has gone out... look in the back of the freezer and see if you can see frost and let me know

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Defrost problem, or evaporator motor failure. remove back panel of freezer and inspect for ice buildup on evap coil. defrost as needed and test defrost thermostat via ohmmeter for continutity, if open, replace thermostat, also test defrost heater, if open in the same fashion, replace. if both check ok, test defrost timer. if defective, replace. test evap motor with unit power on, back panel removed and setting on normal. when ref turns on to cool, evap motor should spin, if it doesn't, replace it. be careful when working around live power.

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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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probly the evaporator coil in fridge all frozen up you need to pull all the back out inside the fridge section and defrost with air drier

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