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Have an Engel portable fridge. When I plug it in it turns on and sounds like it is working properly but I doesn't cool at all. What is this most likely to be?

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SOURCE: 35 litre Engel. Not getting cold.

can you feel if the fan is blowing air

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: fridge side wont cool properly.

Check out this link below for a PDF manual on your item. Great information to have. Just copy and paste into your browser.

Try this:
Temperature Adjustment
• After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperature gradually: push the button in small increments,
allowing the temperature to stabilize.
• Press the button(Freezer Temp or Fridge Temp) repeatedly until the desired set temper.
• For lower temperature, press the button(Freezer Temp or Fridge Temp) towards coldest.
• For higher temperature, press the button(Freezer Temp or Fridge Temp) towards cold.

If this does not work for you let me know or you can contact Samsung support at 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) Mon - Sun : 9am - 9pm (EST).

Or you can try this Live chat at this link below, just look to the middle left of their page for live chat:

Let me know how this works for you or if I can help you with anything else.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: engel 43 qt fridge freezer stopped cooling.

have you checked the compressorpump is getting warm(a sure sign its working.sometimes a little tap works)

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: fridge section not cooling properly

your evaporator iced up, defrost it, leave it off for 24 hours.Check defrost heater,timer, and the fan motor.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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SOURCE: The freezer doesn't freeze and

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I'll start by saying...that's a good start to diagnosis on your part, good job. Thank you for providing some back round. Unfortunately I have to follow that up with this...Those are all typically a good indicator of s system low on refrigerant...if the compressor is indeed operating. Are you able to confirm it is operating for sure ?

I usually find those unit's leaking right under where the defrost bi-metal is clipped onto the evaporator.

**Unplug the unit from the wall before proceeding to removing any first**

If you remove the back evaporator cover inside the freezer to inspect the evaporator for a complete frost pattern (which is what I'd suggest if the compressor is indeed running), then also check the bi-metal (also known as a "dts" or defrost thermostat shown below) and inspect it closely for any sign of oil, that may pin-point the leak.

Let me know as much as you can in regards to my questions and I'll watch for your post to follow up from here. Please include if you can a confirmation it is a Frigidaire model FRT22TSE...Good luck.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

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Hi i have the same problem.. i recently moved home and after a day of standing i powered it up, then nothing ! only the freezer freezin really bad.. lil fan goin, yet the larger pipe into the freezer is frozen..
would leavin it switched off to defrost help, n if so how do i prevent it from re-freezin ?


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It ran great until yesterday it sounded a little different and then quit cooling.

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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
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The relay is on the compressor and needs replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.

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