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You have to check the freon and the alternator of the ref you have

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Getting electricity to the fridge but wont get cold.


A likely cause is loss of refrigerant. The compressor will run, but no heat exchange will occur. This requires professional repair, and they have to find the leak, otherwise the problem will recur.
Another cause could be wrong setting of the refrigerator thermostat. Probably less likely, unless someone fiddled with it.
Another cause could be a build up of dust on the heat exchange coils. A refrigerator is a heat pump that removes heat from inside the refrigerator, and radiates it via the coils - usually behind or under the refrigerator. But you'd have to have an awful lot of dust insulating these coils for the refrigerator not to work at all.

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How to make me ge 29.8cu.ft. be more energy efficent. it is a older model.it is a profile tfh30pr. it seems it runs a lot.


If your fridge seems to be running a lot more than normal, it is likely because the heat dissipation coils are clogged with dust. Most likely they are located on the bottom of fridge.
There should be a removable kick plate under the door. Often just snaps in.
Remove kick plate and use a vacuum hose to vac out the dust bunnies.
At your local hardware store you should be able to buy cheaply a long skinny brush to reach between coils and clean out.
You should pull the whole fridge out and get it from back also.
This will increase the efficiency on your fridge.
If you notice no change at all, or if you've done this already, it's possible the fridge has a problem.

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We have a leak under the fridge and not sure where it is coming from. We do not have an ice maker hooked up. Thank you Chris


Hi Chris. There is a pan on the motor in the back of the fridge. There is a plastic pipe coming out of the fridge near there as well. Check that the pipe runs into the pan. This is the run off from in the fridge which goes into the pan, where the heat of the motor evaporates it.

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Pouring water from under


there is a condensate pan under the fridge to collect the condensation/runoff from the evaporator coils inside the freezer during defrost. the heat from the hot line coming out from the compressor will evaporate most of the water. if your door seals are bad, there will be a lot of condensation to collect. you'll have to go under the fridge and drain the pan either with a towel to sop it up or siphon it out. you can try to remove the pan, but most of the time it's part of the frame. you should be able to access it from the back.

Nov 16, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

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Too warm both freezer and fridge recently ice cubes melted when opened a lot.


5 reasons for fridge and/or freezer getting warm: 1- the evaporator coils are icing up and won?t let air circulate. 2- the evaporator fan is not working to circulate air. 3- there is no refrigerant in the system. 4- no power to fridge or compressor. 5- the condenser coils have no air circulation check under the fridge behind the vent. if it is too dusty or the fan isn?t working, it is not getting enough airflow to cool down. replace fan and/or vacuum out the dust. if there is no power to the fridge, the light will be off. if the compressor is not running, there is a defrost timer that cuts the power temporarily to the compressor to melt ice on the coils. it?s located under the fridge behind the bottom vent. If the timer is off and the compressor is not going, the compressor or the main board is bad and needs replacing. there is also a temperature sensor on the evaporator coils that tells the defrost coil to turn on and when to turn off. if the defrost timer is on but the coil is not heating up, replace the sensor. if it still won?t heat up, it?s the timer or the coil. the easiest way to tell if there is no refrigerant- the freezer wall is warm and the compressor is loud. if there is no refrigerant, it may be more cost effective to replace the fridge. if you feel no air coming from the freezer vent, the fan needs replacing. If you feel air moving in the freezer but not the fridge, the channel from freezer to fridge is blocked. if the freezer has air and the rear freezer wall has frost on it, the evaporator coils are iced up and need defrosting. causes: 1. low refrigerant 2. no fan 3. too much humid air in fridge/freezer due to door open or bad door seals 4. the condensate drain tube is clogged if the seal around the door is ripped or not completely sealing, or there is condensation at the bottom or the walls of the fridge, replace the seal(s). no air, no fan. Replace if the refrigerant is low, it just needs a top off. but you need to be certified by the epa to move refrigerant, so get a professional. defrost solutions: unplug the fridge. remove the wall of the freezer that is frosted/icing up. use a hair dryer to melt the ice. do not get too close. you will see a drain under the evaporator coil. make sure it is not blocked. the water should run freely to a condensate pan under the fridge that evaporates the condensation with the hot line from the compressor. once the coil is free of ice, frost, and water, replace the panel and repair any of the problems that caused the icing up. plug the fridge in and turn it on. If it frosts up within a week, there is still an issue that not been taken care of.

Aug 28, 2009 | Admiral Refrigerators

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Whirlpool Fridge makes a loud dripping sound all the time G56SHE


Erin,

The water you hear sounds like it's coming from the automatic defroster in the freezer compartment. It runs down a drain tube into the pan you describe under the fridge. The pan is heated and evaporates the water.

Just some possible explanations if you are hearing "lots" of water"

* You may be in a warmer, more humid climate
* The temperature and humidity in your dwelling is elevated
* The door gasket on the freezer may be leaking
* The freezer is too full
* The freezer door is not closing properly
* The freezer door is being left open for extended periods
* There is a problem with the defrost cycle

If you are hearing water running all the time, check the ice maker water line and fill valve (if you have an ice maker) - there could be a leak or other malfunction.

Apr 15, 2009 | Whirlpool ED5VHGXM Side by Side...

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Water leaking


Hi

There are several things to check for: The condensing defrost tray under the fridge can crack or develop a hole and leak onto the floor. A door gasket not closing properly may cause sweating and leak onto the floor. Some fridge's have a humidity switch inside the fridge that should be turned on to prevent sweating on the center bar between the fridge and freezer section. If your fridge has developed a frost free failure problem, often the frost will travel down the suction line at the back of the fridge and drip water on the floor. The heat exchanger tubing can separate and also sweat and drip on the floor. A kit to repair a separated heat exchanger line, comes with instructions as well. Ice maker and chilled water fill lines can crack and leak as well, this is fairly common with the plastic lines as they can dry out and crack.

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Feb 16, 2009 | Hotpoint HTS16HBR Top Freezer Refrigerator

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No cold coming to fridge or freezer


I woud say your heater has malfunctioned and it has frozen your fridge, you will need to remove the inside plastic wall on your freezer side if its side by side and get a blow dryer and melt all the ice if this is the case. You would need to change the heating element which defrosts your freezer/fridge everyday to prevent freezing up. You can get this heating element from an appliance store where all the appliance repair people get them specific to your model. Its less than a hundred bucks.

Dec 07, 2008 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Fridge not cold enough, but running it seems


Sounds like coolant is low in the system. Most fridges use a sealed system with refridgerant.
You may be able to have a sears guy or some other applicance house call repairman come and recharge it.

Also.. check that there is enough clearance around the fridge and that dust isn't clogging up the heat transfer pipes (that grid on the back.. or below the fridge) These guys need a lot of airflow to remove heat.

Oct 31, 2008 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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