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Fridge and freezer will not cool down

I have just got my fridge out of storage (about 6 months), we went to plug it in and it won't cool at all, it heats up and becomes quite humid. are you able to tell me the problem with our fridge? it is a kelvinator, twin air, no frost 400. htankyou for your help

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  • 69darocket Dec 21, 2007

    the compressor works intermittently and i've checked the thermostyat controls and moved them. still nothing



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69....hard to know from here. What heats up and becomes quite humid? Newly restarted refrigerators take about 12-24 hours to cool down. They should be opened very infrequently during that period, if possible.. Do you hear the compressor and fans? Have you properly set the cooling controls?

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  • Robert Hirst Dec 21, 2007

    The compressor should be cycling on and off according to temperature...about 15 minutes per hour...and there should be cooling. First, clean the condenser coils in the bottom of the unit. Then, turn the unit on after resting for an hour or so. The largest pipe on the compressor should get frosty and then either turn to liquid water, ice or dry out after about 5 minutes...not less. Stays frosty...needs gas. Short cycle...get a service tech in. You may need a motor start relay.



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