Question about Frigidaire FRT17G4B Top Freezer Refrigerator
I have a GE double door refridgerator...#203C4025P009. My freezer works really good, but my fridge side does not get cold. My milk will spoil within 3-5 days. What could be the problem, and can I fix it myself?
You may be able to DIY if the problem is what I think it is.
Most combination units have the cooling located in the freezer compartment and use a fan to 'stir' the cold air and distribute it to the refrigerator compartment. If this fan fails, then the fridge no longer gets fed any cooled air or at least very little.
With the compressor running, hold a couple of wet fingers near the vents in the fridge that are located in the back and top. If you don't find a fairly good stream of cold air coming oout of the vents, then the fan is definitely bad.
These fans have only sleeve bearings of sintered bronze with graphite embedded in them. They can build up enough loose graphite to jam the motor shaft so the fan cannot turn any more. Sometimes, if the bearing is not too worn, you can work WD-40 or similar into them by spraying while turning the fan with a finger (power off, of course!). The WD-40 should be used to wash out the graphite from the bearing, don't expect it to really lubricate, it is a good solvent but evaporates pretty quickly. Once the fan turns easily, grasp one or more blades and move it left or right, up or down, to feel if the bearing has now too much play. If it does, replace the fan, they aren't expensive (that's why they fail).
As far accessing the fan, you are on your own since access varies from one brand to another.
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