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We left the freezer door open all night...now the refrigerator will not get cold?

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The freezer needs to be shut down for a whole day in order to defrost the evaporator coils completely.
this can also be done by removeing the rear panel in the frezzer and using a blow dryer until all the ice is gone and then the unit should return to cooling normally

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Freezer still works refrigerator not getting cold

These are notorious for having the evaporator fan motor go bad. See www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com for the way to repair it with detailed step by step pictues...easy fix. Takes about 30 minutes or less.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore cold spot refrigerator freezer

wow you have power to the unit what about the temp control ? is it turned up?? if so is it closed(calling for cooling?) that is the place to start you can jumper it after yo unplug it to see if you dont have a meter

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Freezer left open and now won't work

Try to unplug the unit from the wall and let it sit for a few minutes then plug back in. May reset the door alarm lock out. Also, moisture in the air can be drawn in and freeze up the whole thing. That means turning it off with doors open for about 36 hours... Moisture is a killer in a freezer, freezes and blocks up every air circulation vent, etc.

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SOURCE: fridge left open all night and wont cool but the freezer still works.

time for a new fridge

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Left door open on Sub zero model 650

It went into self protection mode. Just leave it closed and when the compressor cools down enough, it will start. Once the ref starts to cool, the lights and such will come back on.

All of this assumes that no failure was caused by the long run times when the door was open

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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