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Refrigerator side will not cool below 46 degree and appears the fan has stopped moving air.

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It is not cooling like it should. The frig side is 50 degrees and the freezer side is 30 degrees? I heard that something may be clogged and cleaned out. What can I do?


Usually when this happens it is because of a problem with the fan that moves cold air from the freezer section of your unit to the refrigerator section.
Either the fan has gone bad or the unit has frosted up to the point of stopping the fan. Try defrosting (unplugging) the unit over night and then check it to see if the fan runs.
If not then replace the fan. If it runs and then stops after awhile like days or even a few weeks, then you may need a defrost timer.

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Ge profile side by side model #pss27nsw. fresh food side not cooling at 59 degrees although freezer is at 0 degrees and custume cool feature works also.. normally at 37 degrees


Hi,
Usually when this happens it is because of a problem with the fan that moves cold air from the freezer section of your unit to the refrigerator section. Either the fan has gone bad or the unit has frosted up to the point of stopping the fan. Try defrosting (unplugging) the unit over night and then check it to see if the fan runs. If not then replace the fan. If it runs and then stops after awhile like days or even a few weeks, then you may need a defrost timer.
Another problem that can come up is that the defrost coil it's self can fail.... this is less common a problem, but it can happen. If you have an Ohm meter it is real easy to check the coil. If it has resistance then it is good.


I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

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Heatman101

Dec 02, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Temp inside fridge is 46degrees. Besides


46 degrees is still below normal room temperature so it seems that the unit is cooling....you do not mention whether it is 46 degrees in both the freezer and the food compartments.....if the freezer is still cold...say below freezing or near zero but it is hot (46) in the other part of the refrigerator then there are probably 2 possibilities:
1. The small fan inside the freezer may be stuck and not spinning...they seem to go bad or at least stop spinning regularly on many freezer compartments. For most designs the fan must be running to circulate the cold air inside the freezer and also send some of the cold air over to the normal food compartment. When these fans shaft get stuck they will often emit a high pitched noise if they are able to turn at all. Of course if not turning t all then there is no sound. Determine if the fan is working....if not you will probably need to replace it and problem fixed. If the fan is working then look at the design of the plastic leavers etc inside the unit that control baffles between the freezer and food compartments. It may be a simple matter of sliding one of these controls to make it colder where the food is stored. some of them also have an electronic control for this so look for that knob and turn it to colder...not the actual refrigerator thermostat but one that controls what they call "balance" between the freezer and food areas.

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MSD2454GR Side by Side refrigerator- freezer side fine, refrigerator side will not cool below 50 degrees; lots of condensation


If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat.


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..

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Amana refrigerator not cooling below 45 degrees.


the fan in the freezer section is called the evaporator fan. this fans main funciton is to blow cold air into the fresh food side. if its not running then you need to replace. make sure there is no frost build up on the rear wall in freezer section

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Moved refrig this morning and now it is not cooling... freezer works great


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.

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Try shut down for overnight and turn back on next day. I had same problem - cooling air duct was blocked by ice

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