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My Freezer stopped freezing and it is only 5 years old.

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<span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt">Hi,</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><br />As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><br />If your refrigerator is running but warm, then&hellip;</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </span><br />Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...<br /><br />Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning</a><br /><br />Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting</a><br /><br />Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor</a><br /><br />heatman101 <br style="mso-special-character: line-break" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break" /></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"></span>

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    D. Floyd Kolb Aug 26, 2010

    Hi,

    As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

    If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

    Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

    Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-re...

    Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-re...

    Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-re...

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