Question about Refrigerators
Freezer nor fidge are keeping things cold
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
There are several areas that affect your cooling problems:
1) Dirty condensing coil or condenser fan motor bad, or condenser fan blade stuck. The cleaning of the condenser cooling coil shown on the following diagram #730 can affect your cooling by as much as 40 Degrees F. But, I do not think that is your problem. Your cooling fan blade may be stuck or your cooling fan motor may be bad. Item 650 on the following Diagram.
2.) You could have a bad thermostat which controls the cooling and activates the compressor and your evaporator cooling coil fan. This is item 730 on the following diagram, or you could have a bad cooling coil fan motor item 610 on the following diagram.
3.) I do not believe you have a main control board problem.
You may have a restriction in your refrigerant seal system. If you pull off the back cover on your freezer and there is ice build-up in the upper right hand corner, then you have a restriction. If you pull off the back cover in your freezer and all of the evaporator coils do not have a nice frost pattern, then you have a refrigerant leak. This repair would require replacing the evaporator coil and refrigerant dryer the dryer. This repair would be about $600.00 USD.
I am sorry that I am not there to help you.
Peter, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Posted on Nov 16, 2014
Sounds like a Freon leak. How old is the unit? You will have to decide if it's worth fixing or to replace. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.
Posted on Nov 16, 2014
Testimonial: "Its about 10 yrs old and I just changes the switch board and the thermostat about 2-3 months ago, they told me to check the condenser blade to see if its stuck? I hope that's something I can do . I did the work myself last time...thank you so much .."
leaking evaporator coil on ge side by side.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: freezer fan not running
Often times the defrost termination switch (which opens when it gets warm enough) will hold the fan off until it closes again when the freezer runs. It is possible that the switch is not closing, but be sure the freezer is getting cold enough for it to close.
You know the freezer is likely cold enough when you see frost covering the entire evaporator coil after a few hours of operation. A partial frost pattern could indicate low refrigerant, or a restriction of refrigerant.
Posted on May 29, 2009
Look on the back wall of the freezer for a ice buildup. If there is ice you have a defrost problem. The defrost timer is in the fresh food section inside the control panel.The defrost heater and defrost thermostat are behind the freezer back panel inside the freezer.
Also check the freezer fan. If there is no ice buildup in the freezer the freezer fan motor could be bad.
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