Question about Refrigerators
Sounds like the refrigerant is low. If the compressor is still kicking on and the temp is just not cool enough. The freezer is colder because everythings still frozen. It will take a couple of days depending on how much stuff is in it and how often its opened. I would have it recharged depending on how old the unit is and if it has R12 or R134 inside it. The older R12 will be very expensive to fill and may not be worth the cost but chances are you have the R134. Contact a HVAC/mechanical company and get a tech to come out. They will still want to diagnos the problem before jsut filling it $65 but normally it goes to the price of the repair. If its just filling you could see yourself only paying the $65 and be back up and running. Second would be the temp controller/ sensor and worse case scenario the compressor is failing and will need to be replaced ($100-$250).
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Based on your reply you probably ruled out a few problems on your own, but here is a run down of things to check.
1) Compressor & freezer evap fan are running - you obviously checked that.
2) Check temperatures - put in one of those frdige thermometer, I use the round ones with gauge - and check the temperature in your freezer - we want to rule out any other problems. Freezer temp should not be warmer than 10F - normal temps are 0F or colder - optimal / recommended -10F this allowes quicker recovery in case of power outage, and -10F or colder to keep your ice cream harder and not soft.
Your refrigerator section should be optimal 34F, no warmer than 40F.
Once you can confirm your freezer is cooling normally, you can rule out overfrost / defrost problems. Your compressor is running, your evap fan is running, now if your refrigerator section is not cooling, your compressor will run continually and you will notice your freezer getting way too cold.
2) Check for any obstruction in the fridge, anything blocking the vents ? You can try shutting down the fridge and removing the back panel from the freezer and looking for any ice buildup blocking the passageway to the refrigerator section - otherwise you may have problems with the damper that is stuck and not opening to allow the cool air from your freezer to flow in your refrigerator. You might be able to see if the flap is stuck otherwise you will need to have your unit serviced and do a complete check.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Stopped cooling. Check the backl of the freezer to see if the Coils are Frosted completely. The buzzing sound could be the frost touching the Fan in the back of the freezer behind the cover. Sounds like your Defrost heater has gone south.
1. unplug the Freezer, power down.. for safety
2. Clean all the food out of your Freezer,
3. Remove the shelves and Ice maker tray stuff.
4. REmove the panel in the back of your freezer
5. Is the Coil(Evaporator, Radiator)you see frosted up?
6. At the bottom of this coil. you should see a metal assembly that stretches accros the bottom of the coil with a wire connection on both ends. This is the Defrost heater.
Remove the heater and look to see if the heaterspring inside the glass tube is broken. If so, get a new one from Ebay, or www.repairclinic.com
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Posted on Sep 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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