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My refrigerator started to defost yesterday and my freezer got very warm. It will not keep anything cold or frozen. there is no frost built up at all everything in refrigeratro is warm

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  • k5946 Apr 13, 2008

    i checked the thermosatat. it was ok

  • k5946 Apr 13, 2008

    If I leave my refigerator unpluged and it still does not fix the problem then what??

  • k5946 Apr 13, 2008

    yes

  • k5946 Apr 15, 2008

    thank you , but with all of this nothing helped. I called a repairman to look at it on thursday.

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Check the thermostat....

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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    Mohamed Ismail Apr 13, 2008

    See if the thermostat is in cold position, if u still experiance problems, it means ur resistor which checks for temperature is cut off. And u will need a fridge technician to repair it.



    Thankyou

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    Mohamed Ismail Apr 13, 2008

    Else before calling the technician, what u can do is, leave the fridge unused for 2 days and then turn it on. U may suceed in seeing it work again.



    Thankyou

  • Mohamed Ismail
    Mohamed Ismail Apr 13, 2008

    It is then to be assumed as ur compressor is spoiled/damaged. Are u able to hear the switching of the compressor.?


  • Mohamed Ismail
    Mohamed Ismail Apr 14, 2008

    There is one last thing which cud have been the cause, probably a leak in the gas contained in the compressor. So in that case u will have to fix the puncture and fill the gas from a Refrigerator's repair place.



    Thankyou

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