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If a 36000btw unit runs about a day without freon,wil it damage the compressor? Right now the evaporator one half is cold other half is warm. Leak was fixed and refrigerant added.

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SOURCE: Refrigerator/freezer gets warm intermittently

sounds like your thermostat is faulty
the thermostat reads the temperature of the cabinet and controls the temperature
the 1 thing to check on the uprights is the evaporator is in the freezer and that makes the cool then there is a fan that blows the air around the fridge and freezer to freeze things
now there is a cycle that hapens to cycle usualy every 12 hours and that is the defrost cycle
this cycle turns off the compressor and fan turns on an defrost element on the evaporator and heats up the coils to get rid of the ice
the ice turns to water and runs through a drain to a evaporator tray and when the cycle is finished the fridge stars up again and goes into the cooling state again
when the thermostat decides that the fridge is cold enough it turns of the compressor and so on it goes through the cycles as required
if the drai is blocked or the defrost system is not working the evaporator will get choked with ice and the fan will not beable to let air through to cool things off

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

Check the damper in the top back of the fresh food section. make sure that it is open and air is coming through it.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Compressor & Evap. Fan both work for 12 hours then evap stops

I believe that because defrost is done by the mother control board this is why this is happening the part of the board that controls defrost is malfunctioning and the only way to resolve the problem is to replace the mother board part number WR55X10656 You can find the replacement board at these places below. Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: kelvinator fridge compressor running constantly, but freezer section barely freezing

CHECK THE CONDENSER COILS UNDER THE UNIT. THEY PROBABLY ARE DIRTY AND CANT REJECT THE HEAT.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012

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SOURCE: my GE monogram built in refrigerator is not staying cold

After reading the comments of many frustrated customer with the GE Monogram built in ZIRS360NXLH I decided to trouble shoot my frig myself. Ours worked great for 9 years and then all of the sudden started growing mold, getting ice underneath the vegetable drawers and not cooling well. I spent hours online researching and doing all the recommended procedures. I did not want to call a repairmen to have him replace condensers, fans etc.

I realized that the fan that circulates air when the door closes was not going on all the time, or was going on half the time. They are located directly center on top of door frame when the door is open. Of the three it is the left switch. I pushed it in when the door was open and could feel the cold air circulating and knew this was the problem.
The cold air was settling at the bottom when the door was closed and freezing the coils, drain and thus the condensation was backing up underneath my veggie drawers and forming ice sheets. Since the top of the frig was staying warm mold was beginning to grow.

We concluded that, our door had sagged due to the knotty alder panel and too much weight placed in the door over that past nine years. There is an adjustable hinge pin under the bottom door pivot hinge that can be adjusted to raise the door. Unfortunately our was stripped when initially installed, so we had to order a new pin ($80).
This solved all the issues and it is working perfectly. I decided to post this because I read so many issues, that were all mine, many frustrated customers, and never heard anyone diagnose this problem. One can find the refrigerator diagram online to see all the parts I am talking about.
This has been a wonderful refrigerator and unfortunately there are too many dishonest repairmen so this refrigerator gets a bad rap.

Posted on Jul 09, 2014

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Can youput to much freon in and what will it do


4 cans will be too much
it makes the compressor pump liquid instead of gas and that damages the compressor
it the compressor is still capable of pumping gas then it will go to high head pressures and that will switch the compressor off
you have wasted your money, run the risk of expensive compressor damage , didn't fix the leak that required the gas
The specialist ac shops are not there to take your money but to give you a system that runs without problems so use them to fix the faults and put the right amount of gas in using gauges not cans

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Depending on refrigerator age it could possibly be 2 things if you have no ice buildup on evaporator coils in freezer. 1st-- the discharge tube on the compressor is the smaller of the tubes. It actually should be hot when working right. The other bigger tube is the suction line which is the return line from the freezer coils and should be slightly cool not cold enough to sweat. when working right. You may be low on freon which should never happen unless your tubing developed a small leak somewhere. Refrigerators don't need recharged like car units because everything is soldered shut not bolted together like cars. If he freon leaked out the leak would need to be found--repaired---and then recharged with the proper amount of freon. The other possibility with older refrigerators say 15 years or older is what is called a low capacity compressor. It runs, but the inside gets worn out and it doesn't pump the freon like it should. The end result is exactly what you describe but low freon does the same thing.

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Undercounter Frigidare 4.4 cu.ft. sudenly stopped cooling. Still has slight vibration as before and compressor warm to touch. Starting capacitor shows 26 ohms restistance.


The compressor seems to be running since it's warm. If it is functioning properly the two lines(pipes) running into it one will be warm and the other cold.


Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm

Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).
If it's iced up really heavy you have an auto defrost problem. Melt the ice with a hairdryer and check the defrost system.

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Hello I have a frigidare refrigerator Model #GLRS64ZEB7 that doesn't get cold. I cleaned the condensing coiled. I tried it and it still didn't work??? The compressor is running the suction line is getting...


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Unit is low on freon......

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If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

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This is most likely the cycling of the AC unit. As the compressor pressurizes the 134a Freon you get the cold air, once it reaches a certain pressure it cuts out. If you are low on Freon it will cycle out more often. Check your freon level with a gauge to see if your within the proper tolerance. If the compressor runs for a period and doesn't reach the right pressure it will cut out to keep from damaging your compressor so it is important to keep the correct amount of freon in the system.

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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay. If the relay is ok there is a compressor problem or low freon it it don't start

Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm




Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

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Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


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Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

Not all refrigerators are insulated the same and not all condensers are in the same place. Your cold control is monitoring the temperature of the refrigerator section and is designed to turn off the compressor to keep things from freezing in that section. If it stays cold long enough outside in your garage the cold control thinks its cold enough and won't turn the compressor on. A makeshift closet to hold a little heat the unit generates will probably help.

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Evaporator is half warm and half cold


Please don't rate this solution, as I know this is not what you really would like to hear.
If your refrigerator has been running for some time (say 30 to 60 minutes) and the first part of the evaporator is cold, but the last part of the evaporator is warm (ie: grab a hold of it with your hand and the little frost that may be on it melts back from it right away) then you have one of two conditions:
1. A refrigerant leak. Very difficult to locate and repair, and costly. If not under warranty, cost to repair is generally prohibitively high. Adding refrigerant without finding the leak may get you a day to a year or more of new life, but the problem will re-occur as you still have the leak.
2. A low capacity compressor. As the unit ages, the seals inside the compressor wear and result in decreased efficiency of the compressor, eventually to the point that it is unable to pump enough refrigerant to cool satisfactorily. A new compressor would fix this problem, but again, if out of warranty (which these generally are) makes it not ecconomical to do.
The diagnosis in either case is really that it is time to buy a replacement refrigerator.

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There is nothing to worry about at this point, if the compressor was damaged it wouldn't start and if it is running, it should be fine. keep in mind that if the unit is running without freon, it was not doing any work either. The only real issue you should worry about is: where did the freon go? you obviously have a leak somewhere and as long as you do not repair it, you will continue to lose freon and efficiency. So for now, I suggest that you stop worrying and enjoy your A/C and consider finding a competent technician to repair the leak. .

good luck, Elie-tech

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