Question about Jenn-Air Refrigerators
Based on your statement, ice maker stopped working, freezer is not cold enough, frost on the back wall of freezer compartment.
You can begin checking the defrost timer. Test this by manually advancing to the defrost cycle. You can usually manually advance this timer with a screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver into the advancement pinion and turn clockwise a 1/4 to 3/8′s of a turn. The timer should advance out of the defrost cycle in less than an hour.
To test if the cold control is bad, you can temporarily jump the two wires at the cold control. If this jumping gets power to the compressor, the cold control needs to be replaced.
If there is a break in the wiring, your freezer will not work. Testing wiring is a long, tedious process. You need to check each wire with a meter to see if there is continuity. If there is, the wire is fine.
See if the compressor motor is running. The compressor is at the back of the freezer near the bottom. If it’s humming, or making a steady noise, and your freezer is still not cooling properly, there could be a problem with one or more various components. If it is running, but your freezer is still not cooling at all, there may be a problem with the condenser or evaporator coils.
Sometimes you can hear a click-buzz-click sound coming from the compressor. This is the relay/overload at work. If you hear this, power is getting to the compressor. If you do, something is wrong with either the compressor or the compressor starting components. If you have a newer model with solid-state starting components, you may not hear anything at all.
The worst thing that I could think of is, there could be a leak in your refrigerator and refrigerant or freon level is low, and you will need to contact a professional appliance repair person.
Thank you and good luck!
Posted on May 02, 2010
In a situation like this were two door side of refrigerator are not function properly as it is expected to or one out of the two fail
the problem is always from what will call dryer if the compressor is work in fine it transfer gas and oil from the compression down to the condenser for freezing and cooling and then return it back when the system is switch off
what you need to do to fix up the problem first is that heat the dryer with a tea spoon dust or remove the dirty blocking the oil and gas form proper flow
you can identified this dryer at the back or side of your freezer depending on were it located it is black in colour and some times in brawn it look like a marchine gun bullet
then if this fail you will have to change the dryer and real run gas back to the compressor
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Posted on May 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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