Question about Refrigerators
CHECK THE FREEZER TEMP FOR ZERO DEGREES. PUT A THERMOMETER IN THE FREEZER THAT WILL MEASURE DOWN TO ZERO DEGREES. LET IT SET OVER NIGHT BEFORE CHECKING. IF THE TEMP IN THE FREEZER IS ZERO OR LOWER, THE SEALED SYSTEM IS O.K. IT IS AN AIR FLOW PROBLEM. ON SOME MODELS, THE AIR TO THE FRESH FOOD COMPARTMENT IS CONTROLLED BY AN ELECTRIC, MOTORIZED AIR DAMPER. IT COULD BE DEFECTIVE, STAYING CLOSED WHEN THE CONTROL CALLS FOR MORE COLD AIR. IF YOUR REFRIGERATOR HAS A DIGITAL CONTROL, THERE IS A SENSOR IN EACH COMPARTMENT TO TELL THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL WHAT THE TEMP IS. THE SENSOR (THERMISTOR) COULD BE BREAKING DOWN, GIVING A FALSE READING. THIS WOULD ACCOUNT FOR THE TEMP VARIATIONS.
IF THE FREEZER IS ALSO WARM, THERE COULD BE A RESTRICTION IN THE SEALED SYSTEM. THERE COULD ALSO BE A PROBLEM WITH THE RELAY ON THE COMPRESSOR, NOT ALLOWING THE COMPRESSOR TO START UP WHEN IT IS NEEDED.
BE SURE THE CONDENSER FAN MOTOR IS RUNNING WITH THE COMPRESSOR AND THE CONDENSER COILS ARE NOT PLUGGED WITH DUST, DIRT OR FOREIGN OBJECTS.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
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