Freezer has ice in it and the fridge isn't cooling
Hello Cass, being that you have
a top mount, the vent in the freezer is what circulates air down to the Fresh
Food section, making it cool. Here are a few simple troubleshooting tips that
may help you resolve this issue:
check clearances around your refrigerator. There must be adequate space around
a refrigerator with a static condenser so that air can circulate properly.
Proper clearances include 1" at the back and 3" on top of the refrigerator.
your doors. If the doors have been opened too often or for too long, this may
have allowed warm air to enter the refrigerator. Make sure to shut the door
completely and be sure not to keep the door open for too long. Even leaving a
door slightly open can allow too much warm air intake. Make sure refrigerator
is level and keep food and containers from blocking the door closing.
the door seal. You do this by placing a dollar bill between the body of the
refrigerator or freezer and close the door. The dollar bill should stay in
place and pull out with a small amount of resistance. If the dollar bill falls
out when placed between the gasket and cabinet, double check to see if the door
is being blocked by anything that may be stopping it from closing. If nothing
is stopping the door from closing then replace the gasket.
to see if the condenser is dirty. A dirty condenser cannot release heat
efficiently into the surrounding air. Cleaning the condenser may be necessary,
more if you have animals in the house. If you have condenser coils, they should
be wiped occasionally with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. The
condenser coils should be wiped occasionally with a damp cloth to remove
for any obstructions to the vent to ensure proper air flow. If the vent is
blocked, the air in the refrigerator will not get cool.
I recommend to double check the
freezer control. If the freezer control is set too warm, set freezer control to
a colder setting and allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
If these assessment measures
prove to be ineffective, I would strongly suggest contacting an authorized
service technician who would be better able to assist you in the diagnosis and
repair of your unit. You can often locate an experienced technician in your
area by going to the manufacturer website.
Aug 18, 2013 |
Electrolux Microwave Ovens