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My refrigerator is running but it it not getting very cold

I have cleaned the condenser coils on the bottom of the unit but the freezer section, while cold, does not seem to be freezing

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  • rtubac May 16, 2010

    the fans are working the defrost system is working the compressor is getting the temperature in the freezer to about 20 degrees. After awhile the temperature seems to go up a bit to close to 30 degrees.

  • rtubac May 17, 2010

    thanks for your help. The cost of getting a repair service out to our remote home is prohibitive. We will probably have to buy a new refrigerator.

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Hi, first check the dial inside the freezer and make sure you have it set for a cold temperature, check the back wall or floor of the freezer section for frost, check the freezer (evaporator) fan to see if it is running, check the condenser coil (under the unit) for blockage from dust, check the condenser fan (under the unit) to see if it is running.
If you have frost in the freezer, there is a problem with the defrost system and the freezer will start to warm eventually as well as the fresh food section. If that is the problem, you can check the defrost terminator, defrost heater/s, and the defrost timer or adaptive defrost control if used on the unit, or the main control board if so equipped. These things usually require dismantling the freezer and other areas of the refrigerator to be checked.
You could defrost the freezer by disconnecting the power to the refrigerator and letting it sit for at least 24 hours with DOORS WIDE OPEN to allow the frost to melt completely but it will build up again in 1-2 weeks and start the warming up again.

Take care

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  • rtubac May 17, 2010

    There is no frost build up. the defrost timer comes on about once every 24 hours but there is never much frost in the freezer section. When I start to run the refrigerator after having it turned off for a couple of hours, the fans and the compressor seem to be working, but the freezer section never gets really cold. only to about 20 degrees. I have read that this might mean the refrigerator is low on "freon" or whatever gas is being used. Could there be a problem with the compressor? a slow leak of gas? the refrigerator is 14 years old, is it worthwhile to call a repair service?

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    Hi, you never told me that the regrigerator is 14 years old, then the problem should be with
    the compressor with either a slow leak of gas or the gas is totally empty. Please call in a repair service.

    Take care


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Hello,

If a refrigerator doesn't cool at all, the problem is often with the basic electrical controls—almost never with a need for a boost of refrigerant.


Do not assume the problem is related to the compressor or the sealed, hermetic system; these types of problems happen only rarely. Your unit may have dirty condenser coils, a door that doesn't seal tightly, or a defective temperature control.
1) Check the cold control. Be sure it is set to "cold." Normally, the temperature inside the refrigerator should be about 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Listen for the freezer fan inside the freezer. When the freezer fan is running, it means the defrost timer and the cold control in the refrigerator are both set to cool.


compressor is located (typically behind or beneath the refrigerator. When the freezer fan is operating, the compressor fan should also be working (most of the time).

4) If one of the fans is not working or the compressor is off, the refrigerator will offer very little cooling or none at all. Call an appliance repairperson.

Hope it helps.

Take care.

Posted on May 16, 2010

  • rtubac May 16, 2010

    none of the things you mention seem to help. the fans are working the evaporator coils build up a little frost, but the freezer only goes down to 20 degrees, even after 24 hours. what other things should i try to do?

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