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Fridge and freezer running warm. I can hear the compressor running. I checked the fan in freezer and it runs. What else can I check?

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  • cgbutron May 13, 2010

    frosting is forming near bottom of freezer. I took back wall and checked that fan can operate (and it operates sometimes), but something is perhaps turning it off?

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Hello,

Check the pipe or rod that is running from the compressor to the inner fridge and freezer to see if it is cold, if it is not cold, it means the gas from your compressor is very low and will need to be refill.

Perhaps, it is possible that their might a leaking pipe from your refrigerator that leaks the gas and not making your fridge and freezer to get cold.

If your refrigerator is equipped with a door-frame heater that evaporates condensation, make sure the heater is turned on. The switch should be located with your other refrigerator controls.

Take care.





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Hi,

There are a couple more things to check, Look in the freezer on the back wall behind the shelves and food near the bottom back see if there is a frost build up. If so we have a defrost problem, most likely a heater that is causing the defrost cycle to not come on. This can cause no or little cooling.

The next thing to check is if the fan that cools the coils under the refrigerator is running. (on some models) If the coils are on the back you will not have a fan.

If both of these check okay and the compressor is running then you have a failure in the sealed system, usually a refrigerant (freon) leak. If the refrigerator is pretty new then it may be worth fixing as a sealed system repair usually runs over 400.00 depending on where the leak came from.

Let me know if you have questions.

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