Question about Refrigerators
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How To Check the Temperature In most refrigerator freezers, the refrigerator gets its cold from the freezer. The evaporator fan circulates air over the coils in the freezer and cold air circulates into the refrigerator through vents. If the vents are blocked or closed, then the fridge will not get cold enough but the freezer will. If neither is cold enough, then the number of possibilities increases.
Lowering the freezer temperature will increase the cooling cycle activity. Setting the refrigerator temperature may have little affect on the cooling cycles because it simply changes the vent opening size. Decreasing the fridge temperature opens the vents more and increases air circulation from the freezer.
The temperature can be adjusted using the controls found inside the refrigerator or freezer. The ideal freezer temperature is about 0 to 5 degrees (F) and about 38 degrees (F) for the fridge.
Measure the temperature by placing a cup of water with a cooking thermometer into the refrigerator for about 2 hours or more. To test the freezer, substitute alcohol or cooking oil.
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Posted on Mar 27, 2008
It could be the control unit, but if it started happening without switching the setting, then it may be a compressor problem.
Clean very well bottom of frigid including compressor, fan and condenser (all in bottom of my unit. Then set both frigid and freezer temperature controls to "midpoint" and never move these from there.
If it is still under warranty, get a professional come look at it if this doesn't help, It will probably get worse and stop working all together otherwise.
Please let me know how this works out.
Good Luck and have a good day
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
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