Question about Refrigerators
12 year old side by side. Refrigerator portion is not maintain coldness. Don't have a thermometer to measure exact temp., but it definitely is loosing coldness. Freezer is fine.
What might be the solution?
YOU CAN BUY AN INEXPENSIVE THERMOMETER AT WALMART. YOU NEED TO KNOW IF THE FREEZER IS AT 0% . IF IT IS AT O% CHECK TO SEE IF THE FAN IN THE FREEZER WHICH IS CALLED THE EVAPORATOR FAN IS RUNNING. IF NOT THIS IS THE PROBLEM.
IF FREEZER IS NOT MAINTAINING O% AND FAN IS WORKING , CHECK THE LOWER PART OF THE BACK PANEL INSIDE THE FREEZER FOR FROST,IF IT HAS FROST ON THE BACK PANEL IT IS NOT DEFROSTING.IF SO YOU HAVE 3 POSSIBLE PROBLEMS.
CHECK DEFROST TIMER FIRST,MANUALY ADVANCE UNTIL IT CLICKS.IF THE HEATER IS WORKING FROST WILL DISAPEAR IN TEN MINUTES.IF IT DOES CLEAR FROST , FRIGE WILL COME BACK ON WITHIN 30 MINUTES.IF FROST DOES NOT CLEAR , TIMER MOTOR IS BAD,REPLACE.
IF ICE REMAINES YOU HAVE A HEATER OR LIMIT CONTROL PROBLEM.LIMIT CONTROL TURNS HEATER OFF WHEN COILS REACH 40%.LIMIT CONTROL IS A SMALL ROUND BI METAL SWITCH THAT IS CLAMPED TO COOLING COIL.THIS SWITCH HAS TWO WIRES GOING TO IT.
YOU CANNOT BYPASS THIS SWITCH . IT WILL CAUSE HEATER TO OVERHEAT AND MELT YOUR REFRIGERATOR PLASTIC AND RUIN FOOD.
AS YOU CAN SEE REFRIGERATORS ARE COMPLICATED.IF YOU ARE NOT MECHANICAL,ITS BEST TO USE A TECHNICIAN.
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
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