My side by side by side refrige/freezer is not cooling very well at all. Model: MSD2432GR. I looked for some coils to vacuum off but did not find any on back or even underneath (that I could see anyway). Nonetheless. I vacuumed off everything I could find. Still not cooling well at all.
1. Are there "coils" somewhere that I just missed? 2. Any other ideas?
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Re: Poorly Cooling Side Bu Side
The coils are actually behind the unit next to the fan assy(sorta a plate rolled over it self opposed to conventional coils on this particular unit).tyr removing hte lower panel in freezer section, check the evaporator.Should be an even frost pattern across hte entire coil, no frost with execption of the top 1 or 2 coils, is an indication of a sealed system issue( covered under 5 yr manufacture warr usually). excessive frost (cpmpartment completly frozen over) is a sign of bad defrost system.perhaps even the fan not circulating the cold air into the refrig compartmant
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Hello there: If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.First, answer these questions:Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.Next, see if the compressor motor is runningThe
compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's
on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it
is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still
not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of
several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified
appliance repair technician for further help.If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:The compressorThe ThermostatThe overload, relay, or capacitorThe defrost timerThe condenser fan motorCooling is poor A
refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a
problem in one of several areas:Poor
cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator
coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
Check to see if you have frost build up on the back of the freezer wall toward the lower section. If so you are have an auto defrost problem. Deice the coils and Check heater to see if broken. Most of the time the adaptive defrost control is the problem which is located in the fresh food section at the top area under all the nice looking plastic covering the cold control and freezer controls. The part is a 61005988 and cost approx. 80.00. I have to 2 of these today myself. Good luck. If you defrost all the ice out of the coils this will buy you few days of cooling before having to do it again. Hope this helps.
Frost on the coils won't allow air to pass to the fresh food section, thus resulting in insufficient cooling. To eliminate this problem, you will have to get a new adaptive defrost timer ( small board ), and a defrost heater assembly.