There are many people that have this
problem and are searching for answers as to what to do and what could be causing
this problem. It seems to be weird that the freezer is working fine and the
fridge side is not. Why would the coldest side be good and the warmer side
The answer to these questions lies
in the way the freezer/fridge combo works. The freezer is where the cooling
coils are located. Then air is moved over the coils and circulated through the
fridge side by a small blower or fan. The problem arises when the air is not
circulated for some reason.
the air is not moving is usually two reasons
- The fan or blower has failed.
- The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the
The first reason is pretty simple to fix,
you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again.
The second reason can be more difficult.1.
timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective.2.
heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working
Usually the first thing to check is the
heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is
The timing device can be an advanced defrost
control board or a mechanical timing device.
If the heater
coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.
For most situations, unplugging the
refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it’s own will get you going
temporarily, till parts can be shipped to you. That will melt the ice and give
you a few days or a couple of weeks till it ices up to the point where it will
not work again.
So you can see here, the
problem can usually be traced to one of three things.
- The fan or blower
- The timer device
- The electric heater coil
checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it.