Question about Refrigerators
I suggest you to go for a repair anyways here is some usefull info:
It's not cool If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.
First, answer these questions:
The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.
If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.
The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.
Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:
Condenser Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush (see the Appliance Accessories section) and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.
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Posted on May 12, 2008
This could be a problem with the air baffle unit, or the evaporator fan, wherein cold air from the freezer does not get directed into the fridge section. Could even be a bad door switch preventing the fan motor from running.
If you find that the freezer is not cooling as well, it could indicate a problem with the compressor.
In any case, I would recommend you contacting a professional to service this. If ot is under warranty, then best contact Frigidaire or the point of purchase.
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Posted on May 12, 2008
It may have simply experienced a general hardware failure. I hade the same problem with my refrigerator, luckily I still had a warranty. When i had it fixed, I asked what happened. They said that after conciderable useage, the parts wear down and die. Some more quickly than others. I would call the place from where you purchased the refrigerator, or the manufacturer, to see if you are under warranty. You dont really want to make repairs yourself because you dont want to make the problem worse. Also, working on it could somehow void a warranty. (You never know what they hide in the fine print)
Worst case scenario, i would pay a local repair man to fix it.
Posted on May 12, 2008
Yes, most likely it would be the pump. Have you checked to see if it feels like it is running. What kind of help are you looking for exactly since it seems you have a bit of knowledge on what is wrong.
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Posted on May 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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