We are doing a kitchen remodel and had to move the refrigerator. About 2 days after moving it, we discovered that the freezer had completely defrosted (lost all the food) and the refrigerator is barely cool. We moved it back onto a hard, level surface and turned up the thermostats but it didn't make any difference. Is there a circuit breaker in the unit that would have been tripped off when we moved it? We tilted it very slightly.
We discovered our refrigerator had tripped the breaker, and upon resetting it, it tripped again right away a couple more times before it worked. A terrible smell then became apparent and we unplugged it. I then did a thorough clean, vacuuming the condenser which did have lint on it, and left it sit for a day. Then we plugged it back in and it runs, but does not get cold. Is the compressor shot? Thanks! It is an Amana DRS2662AW Side By Side Refrigerator, which is not on the list from which to choose.
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Re: Freezer and refrigerator run but is not cold
Remove the back panel at the bottom. The refrigeration system is a sealed system and the smell would not come from it internally. Check and make sure the fan motor is running. If the fan motor (was) shorted out it would account for the reseting of the breaker. After resetting the breaker a number of times would cause the circuit in the fan motor to open allowing the compressor to run. Is the small line coming out of the compressor hot? If so replacing the defective fan motor may correct your problem.
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I have a few questions for you: 1. What are the settings at currently, Freezer must be set at half way only, fridge at at half or only one higher. 2. In the freezer, do you have a full frost pattern across the entire evaporator? 3. At what temperature is this unit running in? (what part of the country is this unit, a garage unit, basement, kitchen...ect..) This is important as the compressor need to be at about 120 degrees to effective move refrigerant.
Get back to me if you have more questions or answer I can help you with. Good luck.
If the cold control is not adjusting the temp when you move it, that can be part of the problem.
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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
Good day, Assuming the lights are working, and you hear it running, Check the most common problems first. 1. Open the freezer door and see if you hear the fan motor running. If not remove the rear panel in the freezer panel and inspect motor.
2. Most common, another fan motor motor in the bottom rear behind the rear cover was jammed while moving. Remove rear cover, inspect, and repair.
3. Check for wire damage elsewhere in the bottom area where that motor is located.
Could be multiple problems. First, check the freezer compartment and make certain that the freezer fan is running. This fan moves cold air from the freezer compartment to the refrigerator. If it's not running, inadequate cold air gets to the refrigerator.
Your having to defrost manually sounds like there could be a problem with the defroster circuitry; however, check out the fan operation first.
The fan should be at the top of the freezer. There is probably an access panel you can remove to see if it's turning. However, you should be able to hear it if it's turning.
If the fan is not turning, you will need to remove it and replace it.
Hih, Check and see if something has stopped the condenser fan motor down by the compressor from turning. Sometimes this happens in a move. Also make sure the controls didn't get turned to wrong settings. Make sure evaporator fan motor is working in freezer and that there is no frost building up on the rear panel. Just some ideas to help you. lease let me know if I can assist you further.
Andeb, couple of things you want to check. Is the fan in the freezer section running? Take the lower back panel off and see if the condensor fan is running as well as the compressor. As long as you tilted it only slightly I would think this is a fan or overload relay problem. Check the things I mentioned and post back...Catriver.