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Coil is freezing up

Problem with defrost working properly ,good for awhile them will freeze up and no refridgeration to upper fridge

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The compressor is running all the time , the freezer is working( keeping food frozen ), but no cold air is moving into the refrigerator part.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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Two options...one drain hole blocked in freezer,clean with copper wire/bleach to clear gunge.
two outside temp too cold i.e. unit in garage/outhouse( too cold for compressor )
also check seal to doors.air leaks...

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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