The unit purchased used and it worked fine for 1 week. I adjusted temprature warmer to #7 was set at #9, Now fridge anf freezer both 60F, Fridge was at 34F and freezer 0F. The machine is running but the compressor is no longer cycling on. I set the both fridge and freezer to #9 again, same thing not cooling. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: fridge and freezer no longer cold
Sounds like a bad compressor relay on the main control board . To verify , pull the refrig out and unplug . Remove the 8X10 small cover , to expose the control board . Look for the blue plug with 3 larger wires going to it and disconnect from the board . Looking at the plug , you will see : wire1 , wire2 , space , wire 3 . Use a jumper from wire1 to wire3 and plug the refrig back in . This will send power directly to the compressor , indicating the board is bad if the compressor starts . If it starts , remove the control board and look on the solder side just opposite the " black boxes " and look for a bulls eye ( pin in the middle where the solder has melted away from it . Resolder this pin . If no bulls eye , replace the main board as the relay is shorted internally . If replaceing the board , your model NUMBER is important to get the correct board . Only 2 boards but model number necessary .
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There is normally an adjustment knob inside the fridge, in the back or top to allow you to adjust the coldness. Numbered 1-9.
If you have already adjusted that it would help if I know the type (side by side, freezer on top or below) and the brand. Most side by sides blow some of the air from the freezer side into the fridge side with internal fans and vents. How is the freezer side coldness knob adjusted?
I would set both knobs to 5 and go get yourself a outdoor thermometer to put in each side. It should be about 35 in the fridge and about zero in the freezer. Remember it will be warmer in the top and colder in the bottom of each.
Was the thermostat you replaced in the freezer or fridge?
Water under it is fine as long as it is not on the floor. It should be in a pan that came with the unit. You should have 2 temp setting for the unit..1 for the freezer and one for the frid. set the freezer for 5 to start. and then set the frig at 5. and adjust only the fridg side after a few hours. If this does not wrok call the place you bought it from as it may have a bad swthch on the indoor fan or a bad flapper door that allows cold air from the freezer to cool the fridg. But you have to start at mid range and adjust only the fridge side moving it up or down buy 1 number at a tiem.. Let me know know. I hope this helps Jon
If designed as most combination units, one of the two controls influences the temperature directly, the other only determines how much of the generated cold air is allowed to enter the other compartment.
The typical arrangement is that setting the freezer temperature determines how often often the compressor runs; the other diverts a portion of the cold air into the refrigerator side.
Using the common thermometer for cold temperatures (~$5 US), adjust the freezer temperature for 0 to -5 degrees F (the often recommended temp.), then the other control for the desired refrigerator temperature, suggested as 35-45 F. This is the most common practice.
If you cannot balance them the way you want, reverse the procedure, setting for refrigerator temp., then freezer.
There is nothing that work in the fridge it is just a box everything comes from the freezer. Check if the fan is running this is how the fridge gets its cold air. Check your freezer setting in your fridge. make sure it says warmer fridge. it a door that opens and closes.
Firstly, the thermostats are usually calibrated at one elevation and where the fridge ends up may be above or below that so the number settings on the dial aren't that relevant. You should adjust the thermostat in increments then check the temperature after 24 hours, then adjust again if necessary. The fridge should be as close to 40 degrees F. as possible and the freezer about 26 degrees F. (if memory serves me). The heat you detected is the unit in defrost cycle and should be considered normal if intermittent and a problem if constant. There should be a switch to turn off and on the defrost feature if you determine it's a problem. I hope this helps you and good luck.
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through
it.There is a flap you adjust with the
fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer
are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of
cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In
most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control. How to check
It is possible that your adaptive defrost assembly found inside the fresh food section and behind the control panel is defective. If not we need to check the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. Sea Breeze