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My side by side fridge isn't cooling. Lights on the inside of the fridge will come on, but on the door where the ice/water dispenser will not work.

The panel on the door where it tells the temperature (above the ice/water dispenser) will not come on and the dispenser itself will not work. The freezer will not freeze or anything.

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Before you spend a lot defrost/ unplug. lets the ice in the crossovers melt. plug it back in and see what you get.

mike

Posted on Jun 12, 2019

Testimonial: "It's been unplugged for days and it doesn't still doesn't work. But the lights on the door and the ice/water dispenser wouldn't quit because it is frozen up and needs defrosting, would it? That would be an electrical problem I think. A friend told me its the fan motor, but I don't understand how that has anything to do with the lights and stuff either."

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    Sorry, I was trying to make that a comment, not a testimonial lol

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SOURCE: SAMSUNG SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE FREEZER

these appliances are a pain in the butt. fault with water dispensor is oprob that the water bottle at bottom of fridge is frozen. rise in temp is prob that defrost not taking place. not a diy unless you are experienced

Posted on Mar 20, 2007

SOURCE: Freezer Not Freezing and Water Not Working

similar problems however check the connection to the fan motor, one of my connection to the motor was rusted off.

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator

hi fperry74,

please look at the back bottom part of the refigerator , if you could see a small condenser fan there. it might not be running or running very slow. correct that problem then.

that is why your panel is very hot because a condenser line passes thru that panel and if the fan is not running, then the temperature gets very hot.

the efficiency of the fridge is also affected.

i hope i was able to solve your problem.

pls rate me.
tnx
drcool

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Water accumulation in bottom of freezer in Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB5

take out everything and at the lower inside back of the freezer you have a drain ..... pour hot water till it opens / the water comes from you evap when it goes into defrost and it cant get out the drain / Larry

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Westinghouse Wse6100WA side by side Fridge-icing up/not cooling

This is a bad design flaw, the fridhe is cooled by fan forced air from the freazer. Two ducts vent into and out of the fridge fron the freezer and ice can block them up (which you can find if you take off all the plastic at the top and back of the fridge).
Hence, when they block up, the frindge does not cool, hence the thermostat tells the fridge to keep running which makes the freezer colder and colder, making the blockage worse.

You need to not only fully defrost the freezer (which can be done quicker by removing the plastic panel in the back of the freezer and using a hairdryer) BUT also fully dry the fridge before turning it back on.
To stop it happening again, avoid puting unvovered liquids or hot items in the fridge. Also avoid leaving the fridge and freezer doors open for long especially in humid conditions. As I said, it's a bad design.

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Fridge isn't cooling


Its defrost issue.The defrost assembly parts are not functioning right causing the problem.

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Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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How to replace Ice maker assembly?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

These will help.

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"Prepare for the worst" This is a problem i'm currently dealing with at the moment, ice maker thaw'd and refroze the ice as a block, binding the crusher turbine till it quit working. then water dispenser started spitting till it quit working, but anyway i disconnected the ice maker and water dispenser power hookup, because when i tried to use it it was drawing off the power of the fridge. now i'm to the point where fridge clicks like the relay is going out. in the back of the freezer below the ice maker tray i removed the clip or screw to where when it clicks i can hand spin the cooling fan on the click, and fridge starts up and runs, but don't remove this panel because having it on helps the air push into fridge compartment and keeps cooling elements from turning to a block of ice, " so long story short " its either your cooling fan or relay on chip board that starts cooling fan, i'm no expert but this is where i'm at hope it helps.

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