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Indiset Fridge not cooling

Have an Indesit R45 fridge frrezer. The bottom section which contains the fridge section is not cooling. Thermostat set to maximun.

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  • Reggie25 Mar 15, 2008

    Yes the compressor is working. There is no ice in the freezer section.

  • Reggie25 Mar 15, 2008

    Thanks for your help. Just to let you know, this refrigerator is a nofrost model. The freezer compartment is keeping food chilled with no frost/ice build up.

  • Wes Rackley May 11, 2010

    Is the compressor running?
    If so is there ice in the freezer section?

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If the compressor is running and not cooling then there is no refrigerant circulating in the refrigerator or no air moving across the one or both coils. No ice in the freezer section indicates that no cooling is taking place at all, pointing to a lack of refrigerant rather than poor air circulation due to a bad fan or frozen coil.
You can try a manual defrost to ensure it's not a frozen coil by unplugging the unit for several hours with doors open then starting it again. If there is still no cooling occurring you need to check the refrigerant level. If its low you will have to find and seal the leak, pressure test with nitrogen, evacuate and weigh in the correct amount and type of refrigerant listed on the unit.
Hope this helps, needless to say be sure to find a reputable qualified technician to open and service your refrigerant circuit this will make or break your unit.

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  • Wes Rackley Mar 15, 2008

    Hi Reggie25
    If the compressor is running continuously, It would still suggest low refrigerant level or possibly the cold air circulating fan is not moving air into the refrigerator section however I would expect to see ice building up in the freezer section if the circulating fan is not working.
    However if the compressor is cycling on and of, (just not at the desired temperatures) then you will need to replace the thermostat.
    GL.

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