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Fridge not working

My refridgerator all of the sudden won't cool. It is at 72 degree. The bottom freezer is working fine, it is just the fridge. Please help

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    my refrige is 77 degrees and the freezer is -2 degrees

  • aewall Jul 12, 2008

    We moved into a new house with this refrigerator. The fridge seems to have beeen working during the inspection...but todays it says its 90+ degrees and it's not cooling. Help?

  • smt1969 Sep 30, 2008

    got an "er" message on my 735033 refrig, along with no cooling and a bunch of bad food. took freezer apart and cleaned all ice around the fan, and is working like new now. it cooled down to 37 dgr's in about an hour. hope this helps

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I've had this happen to my Kenmore 73503 several times. The 1st time took me a few hours to figure out what the problem was.

Basically the fridge is cooled from the freezer, so when you say your freezer is -2 degrees, it's a big tip off to the problem.

If you look very close in the freezer compartment at the back, you'll notice an opening with a little door at the top of the freezer compartment. This opening extends up the inside of the back of the fridge to the top of the fridge area via a square plastic tube.

Basically what happens in my fridge is the family loads the freezer to high especially at the top/back. This restricts or closes off the opening for the cold air to the fridge portion of the appliance ....resulting in a warm fridge, but cold freezer. Just remove the articles at the back of the freezer to correct problem. (It will take a few hours for the cold air to cool the fridge down)

Note: the temperature control unit in the fridge area controls the little door at the top of the freezer compartment, so if you haven't blocked off the opening, the next place to look would be either at the mechanical parts of the little door or the temperature control unit itself in the fridge

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