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Refer thermometer read 44 degrees and message was "clean condenser". condenser cleaned and vacuumed as best reachable. refer thermometer remains at 44. freezer says 00. Some trick to clean condenser? refer unit failure?

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The first thing you should always do when working on your refrigerator is either unplug it from the outlet or turn off the breaker supplying power to it. Don't worry about your food going bad; the interior of the fridge will remain cold for a few hours after power loss and this job only takes a few minutes.

Next, on the bottom front of your refrigerator there should be a grill-like cover panel. If you have never cleaned your condenser coils before, then this grill will probably look kind of hairy itself! Some models have panels that simply snap off, while others may need to be unscrewed. Remove this panel.
Turn the vacuum cleaner on and use the wand and nozzle attachment to clean out all of the dirt and debris that has accumulated under your refrigerator. Then, focus the nozzle on the condenser coils. Try to get as much dust as possible out of the coils.When you feel that the vacuum has sucked up everything it possibly can, turn your attention on that dirty cover plate. Use the vacuum to clean out the grills and remove all of the dirt. For the best results, give it a nice wash with some hot bleach water.

Dry off the cover plate and install it back on the refrigerator. Plug the refrigerator back in or turn the breaker back on. That's all it takes to clean your condenser coils and keep your refrigerator running as efficiently as possible. if after all this and the refrigerator still remain at 00, check if the refrigerator is running, is the fan working and can you hear the sound of the compressor, if yes, it is possible it is low on freon, you might need to refill the compressor with freon.

Take care.

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