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Fridge doesn't cool.


Hello, would you happen to have the make and model number of your refrigerator? In a refrigerator the freezer side of the refrigerator is the only side that produces the cold. If your refrigerator side is not cool but your freezer side is one of the first things that you would check would be to open the freezer door and look along the rear wall of the freezer to see if you notice any frost or ice build up on the rear wall. If you did this is termed as a defrost issue and message me back that you do have this situation and I will instruct you how to diagnose this to correct this situation. If you had no ice/frost build up on the rear wall you would next assure that the evaporator fan is blowing air inside of your freezer. If you felt no air blowing inside of the freezer you would then remove the rear wall on the inside rear of the freezer by unscrewing the 1/4" screws. This would give you access to the evaporator coil and above the coil would be the evaporator fan motor. I will await your reply to your finds as to if there is any ice/ frost and if the evaporator fan is blowing air inside of the freezer before further diagnosing.
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Refrigeartor not chilling, freezer not freezing


If you have built up ice inside the freezer walls, and the defrost assembly isn't functioning, this could be the problem.

Defrost the unit! Take all the food out of the freezer side, remove shelves; remove inside back panel. If there is a lot of ice build up there, then your defrost assembly is not working or your refrigerator is not a frost free unit. Defrost either by leaving the freezer door open over night or you can speed the process up with a hair dryer. Once the ice build up is dealt with, you can plug the refrigerator back in and see if it will now freeze the freezer and chill the refrigerator. If it does, and you have a defrost assembly you need to order it and have it on hand when the ice builds up again.

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My Jenn Air Model No# JSD2789DES Refrigerator does not stal cold and freezer is not freezing anything...I noticed in the back of freezer the wall was covered in ice. It was working fine the other day...


Ice building up in the freezer is not good, it means that your defrost heater is not working.The purpose of the defrost heater, as the name implies, is to prevent ice from building up on the evaporator that is inside the freezer compartment. The heater and/or thermostat failure is responsible for the ice building up in the freezer. Replacing both of is recommended, but if the heater shows continuity with an ohmmeter, just replace the thermostat; if in doubt, replace both of them and your refrigerator should be back to normal. Do not forget to clean the refrigerator condenser fins.

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We have replaced our G.E. side by side refrigerator mother board ,it did fix the problem with the ice maker and water not working ,a week later ,the ice started to build up agian and fridge is not getting...


The bdefrost heater behind the wall inside the freezer is bad if the ice you have is on the back wall of the freezer. Remove the back wall and deice the coils and replace heater. wr51x10101

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Every few weeks the ice in my freezer melts. It


You will need to remove the bottom freezer crisper and check the defrost drain , to see if it is iced over . If so , then use a hairdryer to melt the ice ( hot water also helps ) . When you see the drain , ( could be obvious obstruction from plastic ) , use a small hose inserted into the hole , to blow thru , to remove any unseen debris blockage .
You may have to remove the rear inside freezer panel to access this drain , depending on your model number . So make sure the drainhole is open. When it happened to mine this was the problem.

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Remove back wall from inside freezer and melt all frost with a hair blower. The most likely cause of the frost build up is a burnt out defost heater, second most likely cause is the defrost control. Can't give you part numbers because you don't list a model number or even a brand. Melting the frost and not fixing the underlying problem will get your refrig working for a week or so until the frost builds up again.

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The freezer is cold but not cold enough to make ice


Check the back (interior) lower half of the freezer wall. If you see a frost build up, you either have an issue with your defrost cicuit (timer, heater, thermostat) or the evaporator (freezer) fan is not running. If there is not a frost build up on the back wall you either have a sealed system (weak compressor, leak or restriction) problem....or the condensor fan motor is not working. This would cause the compressor to overheat and shut down until cooled, and prevent the deep freeze.

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I've got an electrolux frost free fridge freezer and it is not freezing. The fridge is cool and cold air is entering the freezer compartment but it is not cold enough to freeze the food. I've removed all...


remove the back panel inside the freezer and check for ice build up on the evaporator pipework. if ice build up, this prevents air flow and hence temp rises.
remove ice carefully with a hair dryer and it should work. if problem comes back, you have a problem with the defrost system and get back to me if you want

Aug 05, 2008 | Electrolux Refrigerators

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Refrigerator not cold.


if the freezer section is still working ok then check for ice build up inside freezer on the back wall, its possible that the unit is not defrosting and ice is building up on the cooling coils, the most common culprit is the def thermostat. easiest way for you to get it going again fast is to manually def the coil.

remove the 2 screws about half way down the back freezer wall. then using a blow dryer def the ice from the coil.

since this refrig has an electronic def control i would recomend calling a reputable service company to check it further for you..

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