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I have an old 22cf Montgomery Ward refrigerator model HMG-2270-4. An additional # listed on the schematic on back of fridge is BM-9N66A. The freezer is operating correctly, but the fridge side is not as cold as it should be. Any suggestions - I have been unemployed for a long time and can't buy another fridge right now.

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  • seedygal Jul 07, 2010

    I'm looking for specific information if available about location of tube to evaporation pan to check if it is clogged, things I may be able to check myself.

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There are many people that have this problem and are searching for answers as to what to do and what could be causing this problem. It seems to be weird that the freezer is working fine and the fridge side is not. Why would the coldest side be good and the warmer side not?

The answer to these questions lies in the way the freezer/fridge combo works. The freezer is where the cooling coils are located. Then air is moved over the coils and circulated through the fridge side by a small blower or fan. The problem arises when the air is not circulated for some reason.

The reasons the air is not moving is usually two reasons

  1. The fan or blower has failed.
  2. The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the air flow.

The first reason is pretty simple to fix, you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again.
The second reason can be more difficult.
1. The timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective.
2. The heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working

Usually the first thing to check is the heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is still good.
The timing device can be an advanced defrost control board or a mechanical timing device.
If the heater coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.

For most situations, unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it’s own will get you going temporarily, till parts can be shipped to you. That will melt the ice and give you a few days or a couple of weeks till it ices up to the point where it will not work again.

So you can see here, the problem can usually be traced to one of three things.
  1. The fan or blower
  2. The timer device
  3. The electric heater coil
By methodically checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it.

Good luck.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • seedygal Jul 07, 2010

    Is there a manual online somewhere or an indicator in the model # regarding who the manufacturer was for montgomery ward to help locate where fans, defrost timer, etc. are located on the unit?

  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi Jul 07, 2010

    Hello,

    You can search for the manual of you unit from the two link belo, the links contain almost all the manuals of all device.

    manualsonline.com

    or

    manualnguide.com

    Type any of the two link above on your web browser to search for the manual of your device, the two links contain virtually all manuals of all device.

    Take care.


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Hello,

there are a lot of reason that could make your fridge not cool properly. It might be the thermostat or the compressor. The thermostat maybe faulty or set low and the compressor may not be supplying enough gas to the fridge.

I will give you a link where you can get a detailed info of the fault and the solution top fix it. Trying to type these procedures will take a lot of time.

http://www.repairclinic.com/Refrigerator-Troubleshooting

Good luck.

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