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If compressor running but not cooling it is very likely that you have no or little refrigerant in system. U can confirm this by using an ammeter and taking a measurement of current consumption. It will be less than spec since the compressor is not compressing or doing any work.

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Refrigerator not cooling properly


There are several things that can cause cooling problem with your refridgerator. The first and most common is dirt dust and lint clogging the condenser coils. These coils are usually located underneath the refridgerator and have a small fan that blows air across them. If they are clogged, the refridgerator cannot get rid of the heat to allow it to cool properly. To check and clean these coils you must first pull out the refridgerator and unplug it. Remove the lower panel ( usually made of a cardboard material) this will give you access to the compressor and fan and coils. Check the coils for dust,dirt and lint. Clean out carefully with a vacuum cleaner or brush( you can get a brush specially made for this ) check the fan motor to see if it spins freely( some units may not have a fan) plug unit in to see if fan runs (make sure to temporarily turn thermostat down colder to turn on compressor and fan). If fan does not come on with compressor you may need to replace it. Put unit back in place and see if that solves the problem. If this does not help, you will probably have to have a appliance repairman check out unit.Hope this helps.

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You can ohm the compressor to see if it is shorted but if the compressor is running it cannot be the overload or relay , if not running sometimes you can pull the relay and shake it if you hear any rattling in it it is bad

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.



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First of all check and see if the compressor is running and if not is it very hot to the touch. If the compressor is not running but hot then the compressor is either locked up or is cycling on its internal thermal overload. If this is the case then either the condenser fan motor is not running and/or the condenser coil is very dirty. If the condenser coil is dirty you need to blow it out with compressed air(watch out for all the blowing dust). If the compressor has been cycling alot on its internal thermal it will eventually lock up permanently and you will need a new compressor. I hope I was of some assistance to you!

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This has several issues you might need to look into.

First, your refridgerator you selected shows it is a front load washer. I know that can't be right.

Second. Your temp setting. It should be set in a manner that allows the humidity to exhaust out.

Third, Your refridgerator compressor is about to go out.

Fourth, you are placing alot of warm food into refridgerator, and holding the door open too long. This sometimes shuts the compressor off.

Also peer behind your refridgerator. Is there alot of debris, dirt, brooms, etc behind there. If so clear it out completely.

On the front of some refridgerators there is a grill that can be removed carefully. You will see cooling fins on the inside of this.

Very very gently remove the dirt and debris off of this. The fins bend very easily, so becareful.

At the same time check drip pan, and empty if needed.

If none of these things seem to do the trick, contact a service technician, something tells me it is your defrost sensor, or compressor.

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