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Two things, 1 check to see if the capacitor to the fan is good. This is done with an ohm meter. If the capacitor is good check the fan motor this is done by checking the continuity of the motor. Get a continuity meter connect the common to one probe and the powr wire to the second probe with a signal you have a good motor. A/C will go into thermal overload if condensor fan is not running you have to make sure to take model # and serial# to a/c supply house to insure your getting the right motor on the capacitor get the MF#rating and voltage and take it to the a/c part house for the proper capicitor. I would replace capicitor first due to the cost of it compared to the motor.

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I have no cold air in my refrigerator or Freezer. It defrosted everything.


Condenser Coils are Dirty
If the refrigerator is not cold enough the condenser coils may be dirty. The condenser is like a radiator and must stay clean in order to dissipate the heat which was removed from the inside of the refrigerator. As the coils get dirtier the refrigerator becomes less efficient, which makes it work harder to cool down. If the coils are dirty enough, the unit will never be cold enough and will not be able to cool the inside of the refrigerator to the proper temperature.
Evaporator Fan Motor
If the refrigerator is not cold enough, the evaporator fan motor might have failed. Every refrigerator has a set of coils called an evaporator. The refrigerator may have one or more evaporator fan motor(s) depending on the model and evaporator locations. The evaporator fan motor circulates the cold air from the coils thru the compartment. If there is only one evaporator it is in the freezer side. If the fan is not working, no cold air will get to the refrigerator compartment. The freezer may still get cold.
Condenser Fan Motor
If the refrigerator is not cold enough there might be something caught in the condenser fan motor blade, or the condenser fan motor might be defective. The condenser fan motor draws air over the condenser coils to cool them. The condenser fan motor is located underneath the refrigerator near the back. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall and remove the access panel to access it.
Start Relay
If the refrigerator is not cold enough, the start relay may be defective. The start relay is a small device mounted to the side of the compressor. It provides power to the run winding along with the start winding for a split second at start-up to help get the compressor started. If the start relay is defective the compressor may run intermittently or not at all and the refrigerator will not get cold enough. The start relay should be replaced if defective.
Temperature Control Thermostat
If the refrigerator does not get cold enough the temperature control thermostat might be defective. The thermostat allows power to flow through to the compressor, evaporator fan and condenser fan. If the cooling system fans and compressor are running, but the refrigerator or freezer is not cooling correctly check for an airflow or defrost system problem.
Start Capacitor
If the refrigerator isn't cold enough the compressor might be having difficulty starting. The start capacitor serves as a battery to give the compressor a little boost during start-up. If the start capacitor is burned out the compressor might not be able to start and run as often as it should. Test the start capacitor first with a capacitance meter, they don't fail often. If it's defective, replace it.
Thermistor
If the refrigerator is not cold enough the thermistor might be defective. The thermistor is a sensor which monitors the air temperature. It is connected to the control board. If the thermistor is defective the refrigerator does not cool or may cool continuously.
Temperature Control Board
If the refrigerator is not cold enough the temperature control board might be defective. The temperature control board provides the voltage to the fan motors and compressor. These boards are often misdiagnosed. Check all other components to be certain this is the cause of the problem.
Compressor
If the refrigerator is not cold enough, the compressor might be defective. The compressor is a motor which compresses the refrigerant and circulates the refrigerant through the evaporator and condenser coils. There are several other components which are more likely to be defective if the compressor doesn't work. If the compressor itself is defective a licensed professional will need to replace it.
Main Control Board
If the refrigerator is not cold enough the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check the defrost system, cooling fans, and cooling controls first.

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Samsung fridge SR-L628EV, compressor works, all fans works but no cold air at all, it has been setting for two years but now is not giving cold air, any idea on how to fix it? Thank you


either needs freon [compressor will come on if low freon ] interior fan ,compressor internal valve damage tx valve damage condenser fan -etc can be anything with compressor running feel and look at condenser coils they should be hot and be careful of fan if not hot more than likely need freon

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Using as heater and unit is blowing cold air


A heat pump is an air conditioner that reverses its refrigerant flow. In the cooling mode, the evaporator is cold to the room and its condenser is hot. In the heating mode, a valve reverses the refrigerant flow and makes the evaporator warm and the condenser cold.

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I have the ED2FHEXNQ00 side by side. Is there a solution to the freezer not keeping food frozen when the unit is in garage where temps go below 30 degrees. Can I insulate behind it or put a thermal...


Insulating it might work and may be relative. The condenser is the place the where condensation takes place, where refrigerant gas turns back into liquid under pressure. Outside temperature plays an important role in the condensation of refrigerant and if it is too cold, of course, condensation may not take place normally. You need to reduce the flow of air through he condenser fins by disconnecting the condenser fan. Disconnecting the fan will cause a rise in temperature and presure in the condenser that may be conducive to better condensation providing the garage temperature is very cold; the cold air in the garage will be enough to keep the condenser from overheating.

On the other hand, you can install a simple temperature sensor on the condenser fins that can control l the fan. Fan would turn ON when condenser temperature is too hot and OFF when ambiant air around the condenser is too cold. The best temperature sensor is one with a sensing bulb and one that can be adjusted. With a little know how you can solve this issue. It will work if you use the right temperature controller. Remember that all you need to do is o connect the temperature controller on the condenser fan circuit. Provided that you know "Control" this should be easy. Get help if needed.

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LAST NIGHT WORKING FINE ~ THIS MORNING NOT BLOWING COLD AIR


check one of the following stop the cooling
a- condenser need cleaning
b- condenser fan not operating
1 -check correct voltage comes to the fan motor if ok
2- check capacitor if ok
3-check motor winding
c-low suction pressure
need check for leak before charging.

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Looking for reset button on compressor


breaker maybe ? call for service leave the screwdriver in your pocket you could get hurt it's a safety thing..

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GE Refrigerator external fan - air flow?


This really depends on the manufacturer and their preference on design. First, the fins at the compressor are part of the condensing coil. Most all makers have air pulled into the condenser coil and blown across the compressor. You should be moving room temerature air across the condenser and the air from that is usually then moved across the compressor.

Hope this helps clear it up .

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C6 error code on LG art cool


Try turning the power off at the fuse box, waiting 5 minutes turning the system back on and spray some water on the vents on the side of the outside condenser. If the fan isnt spining get a twig and spin it in an anti-clockwise direction after 1 or 2 spins it should start spinning on its own. continue to hose the vents with water for another 5 minutes. Its important to have the fan spinning as it extracts the heat from the condenser box.

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My extractor fan is leaking a lot of water, it is nothing to do with the weather as it happens when it is not raining. The extractor fan was working but now has stopped


sounds like
the extractor is mounted in a cold space, and the moist air is condensing on the cold fan as it exits,
the fan housing may need better insulation, and the flap valve in the exhaust pipe needs to be checked to ensure it is closing, and keeping cold air out
it is possible that condensate in the fan has fried the motor

something to check

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My refrigerator is warm


This problem is due to plugged defrost drain line..Click on the link below(i have already solved this problem).Note that this is generic problem with refrigiratorsand the troubleshooting procedure is same for any model or brand..
http://www.fixya.com/support/t226483-kenmore_50222000_help_me_please

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