Question about Refrigerators
Here is how it works all friges are just freezers . there is a fan which blows cold air from the freezer to the fridge. yes defrost it all and take notice of the fan and duct to the fridge. allso clean the fins and under carrage the compresser fan draws iun dirt and dust and doesnt work right. it might need a burst of freon or what ever there useing in your state
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
Pressure on your system is low may needs service or clean the condenser located on the back of the fridge that may help if not add some more gas to compensate the pressure
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
SOURCE: GE SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE FREEZER
Need more info on this whats is beeping? do you have any error codes, when is was plugged in... was ALL the fans blowing.. freezer fan and fan below by compressor? was there any frost on the back wall of freezer?
Posted on Sep 01, 2007
SOURCE: freezer cold but not fridge
too much ice bulid up will stop enough cold air being blown into the fridge.Try turning it off letting all ice melt then turn it back on again and set thermostat at a lower temp.There may be ice you can't see.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
SOURCE: Fridge not getting cold enough
The cold from the freezer is piped up to the refrigerator and if that tube gets clogged with frost or ice it will not be able to blow to the cold air into the refrigerator area. I took everything out, unpluged the unit for about 6 hours, till all the frost from the freezer was gone, wiped up all moisture and turn it back on. It worked!
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
The problem is most likely either the defrost timer, and/or the defrost heater element(s) are faulty. The problem is actually that the defrost heater elements are not functioning properly and the evaporator core is actually freezing up and blocking the air flow through the evaporator core and also freezing up the thermal sensor, and when that happens there is no longer enough cold air being circulated through the refrigerator (that is actually how the unit operates and air must be able to flow through the evaporator core and then be circulated throughout the refrigerator to properly function) and as a result the refrigerator stops functioning and food can even thaw out in the freezer although the freezer seems to be iced up. (Usually at the rear wall where the evaporator core is located)
(Air flow through the evaporator core and cold air circulation and re-circulation through the refrigerator is performed by the air circulation fan and it also must be functioning)
Be sure to only use a blow dryer (with a towel on the bottom of the freezer) to thaw out the evaporator core and do not use any hard or sharp objects or the evaporator core can be damaged. The defrost timer can be located inside of the refrigerator itself, (see lower image) or it can be mounted outside usually either behind the air intake cowl or kick panel at the front base of the refrigerator, or most likely located behind the service panel on the rear of the refrigerator, and usually if the defrost timer is turning then it is most likely working, however the defrost timer can move very slowly and you can place a mark on the timer and the housing to check after about fifteen minutes to see if the position on the defrost timer has changed. The deforst timer on newer digital models can be built into the circuit board and is not a seperate timer mechanism. The defrost heater coils can easily be checked by dis-connecting them and using an ohm meter, and a high or an infinite reading would indicate a faulty heater coil, however most of the time they are easily identified as being bad just by looking at them.
Here are some images that should be similar to your situation to help assist you, and let me know if you require any further assistance.
Posted on Sep 24, 2010
Since you say that it still cools, you need to start out with a thorough cleaning of the condenser grill. If it the air flow is blocked or the condenser grill is extremely dirty or clogged with pet hair, then the unit won't be able to dispel the heat buildup cause by the coolant running through the compressor.
I have found that if you use an air compressor blowing from the rear and a vacuum from the front works pretty good.
Posted on Oct 07, 2011
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