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It is very cold on the top freezer section but not cold at all in the lower refrigerator section

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Check to see if fan inside freezer is running.
is the evap coil in freezer froze up ?
if fan is running and coil is froze up u need a defrost timer.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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    jason king Sep 24, 2009

    also check the heating element for proper Resistance.

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I have a side by side jenn-air refrigerator, the freezer compartment working fine and making ice like it should, however the refrigerator compartmant is not cooling, no cold air is felt, I need advise.

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore refrigerator (model 253.63732300)

Hi, Check in the freezer section and see if there is frost building up on the rear panel. Notice if the evaporator fan motor is running. If there is frost, you need to repair the defrost cycle.
Please let me know if this what you find so I can assist you further.

Vic

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look under your refridgerator and see if there is alot of dust on the coils. Whenever food starts freezing in my fridge I vacuum the coils and the problem goes away.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: The lower refrigerator section is not cold anymore

check to see if the fan motor in the freezer is running. all the cooling happens in the freezer and the fan is what circulates the cold air down to the refrigerator.. if the fan isnt running ,it could be a bad connection or a bad fan motor..on some models the doors need to be closed before the fan comes on so just push on the door switch to check .if the fan is running then a defrost problem may be the problem.. you mentioned you defrosted the unit. if the auto defrost isnt working, you would notice frost on the back of the freezer. there would be a lot more frost behind that panel that could block the airflow down to the frig. you would have to remove rear panel of freezer to clear all the frost and restore proper airflow..remember to unplug the frig before doing any work..

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The freezer is cold but the lower section is warm.


If your freezer section has a knob that says "Colder" then set it to the left instead of
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Many people mistake this for a cold control but it only closes off airflow to
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The lower refrigerator section is not cold anymore


check to see if the fan motor in the freezer is running. all the cooling happens in the freezer and the fan is what circulates the cold air down to the refrigerator.. if the fan isnt running ,it could be a bad connection or a bad fan motor..on some models the doors need to be closed before the fan comes on so just push on the door switch to check .if the fan is running then a defrost problem may be the problem.. you mentioned you defrosted the unit. if the auto defrost isnt working, you would notice frost on the back of the freezer. there would be a lot more frost behind that panel that could block the airflow down to the frig. you would have to remove rear panel of freezer to clear all the frost and restore proper airflow..remember to unplug the frig before doing any work..

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Our Smeg SR640XA side by side refrigerator is making strange puffing noises at the bottom section of the freezer. It puffs four or five times and then it sounds like something is dribbling in the back of...


It is the defrosting heating elements and sensors that has gone bad.
Check for glowing light at bottom of the back panel. Turn the freezer section off and contact Smeg!

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Chipping away ice in magic chef freezer section i punctured freon line in freezer panel can refridge still get cold


No, the fridge will not get cold any more. The coolant goes to the coils in the freezer. The fridge takes a small amount of cold air from the freezer to lower its temperature.

I am sorry to say that unless you can find a way to repair the puncture and refill the system with freon, you are going to have to buy another refrigerator.

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Both top sections fridge/freezer of my side by side are not cold


Sounds like a defrost problem. Remove food from freezer section, take the back wall out after removing shelves, and use a hair blower to melt off the ice and frost. Most likely you need to replace the defrost heater.

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check in the freezer section for a knob to control the freezer. Turn this knob back to center and return refrigerator setting to 5. What is happening is the freezer control is just a baffle that divides the air flow into the fresh food and freezer section. If the freezer knob is turn to 1 or cold it is sending all the cold air into the refrigerator, then when you turn down the actual cold control, the system isn't allowed to run long enough to allow the freezer to stay frozen.

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I have a Kenmore refrigerator (model 253.63732300) with freezer on top. The freezer section is cold but the lower section or the refrigerator section is not cold. It is warm. Any suggestion on why this is...


Hi, Check in the freezer section and see if there is frost building up on the rear panel. Notice if the evaporator fan motor is running. If there is frost, you need to repair the defrost cycle.
Please let me know if this what you find so I can assist you further.

Vic

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I havs a side by side and the top won't stay cold or freeze.


Cold air being heavier than warmer air will settle to the lower levels. Check for fan motor operation inside the freezer section. If the fan is not operating you meed service. Also check for frost on the back wall of the freezer section. If the fan motor does not circulate the air frost will form on the back wall, also if the defrost system is not functioning.

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