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My refrigerator and freezer is not getting cold

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Either the temp needs to be adjusted, or the fridge is dead, which could be caused by any number of problems.

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

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SOURCE: my freezers works but my refrigerator

Three things likely to cause this problem. 1. Defrost problem: will see frost build up on back panel in freezer. 2. Bad evaporator fan. Listen for fan noise in freezer (may have to hold door switch closed depending on the model). 3. Bad damper motor (vent to fridge) if fan is running check for air flow out of that vent. These are the most common. See what you can find and let me know. Then we can take further steps.

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SOURCE: Kenmore cold spot refrigerator freezer

wow you have power to the unit what about the temp control ? is it turned up?? if so is it closed(calling for cooling?) that is the place to start you can jumper it after yo unplug it to see if you dont have a meter

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator does not get cold

The refirgerator is not as cold as usual. But My freezer is really cold and working jus find... what do I do?

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: why does freezer get cold but not refrigerator side?

Check the freezer temp (available in most grocery and home improvement stores). The temp should be between 0-10 degrees F (not just barely below freezing).

You can also try to find a solution on www.repairclinic.com or click here.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator not cooling - freezer is very cold

Hello there:
There are several different things that could make your refrigerator not cool properly.
I have compiled a list of things that you should check out and how to check them ok
It's not cool If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running. First, answer these questions: Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it. Next, see if the compressor motor is running The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help. If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these: The compressor The Thermostat The overload, relay, or capacitor The defrost timer The condenser fan motor Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas: Evaporator coils Condenser Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
I will continue the rest of the post in a seperate post to allow for full detailed instructins


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