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Freezer stopped working...not making ice and then top refreigerator seemed to slowly stop being cold...could it be the compressor or the thermostat?

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I have a stainless steel top freezer ice make. the freezer seems t somewhat works but my refrigerator stopped getting cold. what should i do?


Check the fan in the refrigerator section, see if it's blowing air.
Next is the thermostat which you've probably already tried changing. Either one of these could have ice buildup making them not work correctly, so take everything out of the unit and use a house fan blowing into the refrigerator section to melt things out for a couple days. A hair dryer used on the areas will speed things up, but there's a risk of shock. Also the fan or thermostat may need to be replaced. (put your food items in another freezer/refrigerator as they will thaw and warm up within the time it will take for you to try to melt the ice out.)
The fact that the freezer is still working means that your compressor is working and the system isn't out of Freon.

Sep 07, 2016 | Stainless Refrigerators

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Frost in top freezer - water leaking in refrigerator - ice maker not working


go through this link it will help you

http://www.ehow.com/video_112132_fix-leaking-refrigerator.html

Oct 08, 2008 | Frigidaire FRT21HS6D Top Freezer...

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Why is my refrigerator not cooling properly?


Low on refrigerant gas due to a leak
Broken thermostat
Failing Compressor
Iced up evaporator

Feb 03, 2016 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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My maytag msd2657heb i could hear it running but the fridge and freezer not cold at all


It can be faulty compressor or issue with defrost.

Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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Water dispenser not working on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-dispenser-not-working-on_19.html

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Ice maker stopped making ice?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflows-in-ice-maker-and.html

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How to replace Ice maker assembly?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

These will help.

Thanks,.

Dec 22, 2012 | Refrigerators

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I have a Kenmore upright freezer model# 253.9260210. We noticed that our food was starting to thaw. I opened up the coil area and noticed a small piece of ice on the coils. I melted the ice and turned...


Feel top of the compressor and tell me how hot after it has been running awhile. I need also that you advance the defrost timer=>. 216517400 Defrost Timer
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clockwise slowly untill the compressor stops or starts. I need to make sure the timer is not stuck into defrost. I want you to leave the compressor off for up to 35 minutes. If the freezer compressor doesn't restart bt then simply again turn the timer clockwise slowly until it does and then stop turning. The defrost timer is location 23 in this photo HERE If you need to turn the defrost timer like this to restart the compressor then replace the defrost timer and this will resolve the freezing problem. If not we move to the defrost heater location 14 in the sme photo=> 216254600 Defrost Heater
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I am going to stop here until I hear from you, Thanks Sea Breeze

Dec 08, 2012 | Kenmore Freezer 20.3 cu. ft. Frost Free...

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I have a GE GSH25JSTA SS refrigerator and the freezer makes ice very slowly and not fully formed ice; the water dispenser stopped working. I replaced the filter and the water used to dribble with the...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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heatman101

Aug 13, 2011 | Refrigerators

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It stopped working, I cant hear any type of compressor and the food is slowly defrosting in the freezer or seems soft but it is outside in the cold garage so I am not positive that it has completely...


The first thing to always check is the electrical receptacle if it is plugged in good check the breakers in your electrical panel to see if you have a tripped breaker. If that proves to not be the issue it might just be a bad thermostat on your frig. Try turning the frig up to its highest setting. Then you will know if the thermostat is working or not. BB

Dec 16, 2009 | Frigidaire FRT21H8 Top Freezer...

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My fridge freezer is running non stop


It is probably because it's not getting cold enough to cut off. If you slowly turn the thermostat to warmer it should cut off when it gets to that temp.If it doesn't cut off then it is a thermostat problem. When you have heavy ice buildup on the evaporator coils inside the freezer behind the back panel that will hamper the cooling. This is caused by a defrost system failure.

Aug 15, 2009 | Freezers

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No Cooling in the Fridge section, freezer is icing


Generally on these models they rely on cold air being pumped fr\om the freezer to the fridge and have a adjusting device to control the flow, you need to locate and check this is free and working properly. Another reason for freezer ice up is a shortage of gas in the unit, this is usually unfixable as the leak can rarely be found as it usually occurs within the cabinet case. Sorry to say it would then be a throw away.

Peter

Jun 03, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Bottom of freezer/fridge only getting cold.


Thre is a fan inside the freezer which circulates the cold air around both the fridge and the freezer compartments.
You should be able to feel cold air blowing around the inside, particularly at the top of the freezer.
If the defrost thermostat fails open, the internal fan (depending on freezer) will stop and this can be the cause of the freezer being warm at the top and no ice.
You say the bottom of the freezer is blowing cold, but are you sure its blowing, as it can feel like a cold blow. Of course the fan could have failed or may be the defrost heater itself.
Have a look at this site for some useful trouble shooting
And a good site for troubleshooting and general info
Refrigeration Help Section, Fridges, refrigerators, not cold enough, frost free problems and how to test, noisy fan motors, clicking on and off compressors, door gaskets
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Sep 26, 2008 | Amana 22.6 cu. ft. Side-By-Side...

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