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Frig not cooling and now freezer is frosting

My frig side isnt cooling and now the freezer side isnt cold enough to make ice, seems to be cold on bottom and not on top where ice is. I emptied the freezer yesterday and found there was alot of frost on the bottom back wall of the freezer, melted it and as the day went on it seemed to get a little colder. I turned it to mid on the temp which made it not quite as cold but the frig side is only about 60 i am not sure what they should be, yester day it was 72 now the freezer is empty and more frost is building up again. I would appreciate any suggestion you can give. 2 weeks ago the frig was not cold and I found frost in the top by the ice maker and defrosted it and it worked great for about a week. I hope I have been descriptive enough.
Valerie

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    my fridge not cooling the food, although the digital panel is showing the coldest possible number

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Val sounds like a defrost problem..go ahead and defrost your freezer again... check your evaporator drain your fan motors let let me know and I can help you Krazytech

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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    Franklin Ouchida Apr 05, 2008

    Good to hear that you got it working But you still hav a defrost problem it will work for about 2 weeks untill the frost builds up again and stops the air flow... temp should be 0 in freezer and 38 in your fresh food side . leave a bowel of full of water to test the temp point the gun directly into the water to get the correct temps.



    parts that may be faulty are



    defrost timer

    ADC (adapative Defrost Control)

    defrost thermostat

    Heater



    if you feel that you can take apart your fridge. and replace the parts. and have the tools screwdrivers/ meters I can help you test and replace the part if not. you will need to call a tech... let me know...Karazytech

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Dear Krazytech, I just did what you said and the frig is cooling great and the freezer is freezing! I am so happy, Waht makes this happen? I emptied the resivoir under the frig, It was really full! So do you think it is safe to put things back in the frig? What should the normal temps be for both sides? I have a temp gun LOL that is the only thing I have to use to tell temp. In one hour this morning it started dropping dramitic so it is blowing on the frig side real good. Thanks for your help!
Valerie

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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