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AvantiFF1101W Refrigerator not cooling

The freezer is still working, but not at the usual high capacity as before. How much will a new motor cost me [if that indeed is the problem]? And by the way, A PC Richards salesman told me that Avanti has been taken over by Summit and tried to sell me one of that brand's energy saver models. What's the deal with that?

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thermostat set ? might not be defrosting all the way. damper actuator not opening from freezer to refrigerator. is the condenser clean?

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator model 309YBT quit working on Friday

Good day,
You did not say if it was running or not.
If not running at all, then it may be the cold control, (thermostat) that has failed. You can remove it, jump the 2 wires going to it, and see if it runs and cools.
If so, you may be able to contact your local appliance parts house for a replacement.
However, if running and not cooling, then 2 options.
1. If under 5 years, sealed system should be under warrant. Call your selling dealer for details.'
2. If over 5 years, not price effective.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Avanti refrigerator/freezer model #FF511W/FF512PS


Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

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

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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