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Each side won't get cold. food starts to spoil

Freezer side won't freeze; refrigerator side does not get cold enough... food starts to spoil

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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 In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.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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Why my refrigerator stop cooling the fridge side? The freezer still freezing but my food is spoiling


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Side by Side ModelsIf foods, such as fruits and vegetables, in the refrigerator are freezing, it can be caused by several things. First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If food in the bottom of the refrigerator is freezing, this could be caused by a refrigerator not having enough food to absorb the cold air.
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First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenehit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Since the cold air coming into the fresh food section originates in the freezer above, the rear of the top shelf will be the coldest spot in the fresh food area. Avoid placing delicate items that freeze easily on the back half of this shelf.
  • If food is freezing in the produce (fruits and vegetables) or meat pan, it may be that the temperature controls are not set high enough. Since cold air naturally falls, the pans can get too cold if the refrigerator is not running long enough to maintain good air circulation. Adjust both controls up one notch.

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Hi my side by side wards refrigerator and freezer doesnt always get cold enough some times it will make ice and keep milk cold and other times wont make anything cold. it spoils milk one day and next day...


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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

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Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Refrigerator and freezer running but... the refrigerator and freezer running but not cold enough to freeze a freeze pop and the refigerator doent stay cold at all spoils food fast 1 day


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As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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Refrigetor and Freezer not getting cold enough


Check under the back of the fridge to see if it is a fan forced condensor it will be beside the compressor,If so check and see that it is running free also check for any buikd-up of dust in the condensor.If all is well and still not working properly it would be a defrosting problem,eg check to see if defrost timer is working by turning it slowly untill it click,s and wait for 25 to 40 minutes,If that is OK then check the heating element in freeze area behind the panel.Hope this helps

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Fridge not cooling, freezer not cold enough, ice maker not workin


is there alot of frost in the rear panel of the freezer if not the compressor is not start or getting hot because fan that cools it has failed is the part between the side/side door extremely hot if so check the cooling fan for the compressor

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Freezer does not freeze fast enough, icecream gets soft


Faulty Cold control (Temperature Control)
The cold control is a temperature actuated switch and should open when the set temperature has been achieved. If the control does not open and turn the compressor off, it will continue to run and all items in the fresh food section will begin to freeze.

If the control is not closing, the compressor and all fans will cease to operate. Check the control for continuity.

This is usually not a do it your selfer.

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Food gets spoiled too soon


the problem is gas build up in your fridge
use arm and hammer baking soda boxes for the fridge.
that will help a lot

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