Fridge - Westinghouse siloueete frost free 415 problem
Had this upside down fridge about 10 yrs now. Freezer is working well. Lately, vegetable begin to ice-up in the fridge compartment. The temp indicates 4 degree which is the recommended temp. I increase the thermostat to 6 degree but problem is still there. What could be the problem then?
Temperature sensing thermostat could be going bad. Also check to make sure the refrigerator light is shutting off when you close the door. There should be a switch to control the light operation when the door is opened and closed. Operate the switch by pushing it in as if the door was closed and make sure the light goes off each time.
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Even though it is frost free, try defrosting it by turning it off with the doors open for a few hours. There may be ice or something else blocking the vent between the freezer and refrigerator sections. Of course you will need to remove everything from the fridg and freezer and store it somewhere else that is cold.
I would recommend that you turn either the freezer down or the fridge. This is somewhat normal, even frost free units will produce some frost, and this is mainly due to the temperature being too cold. Some minor adjustments and you will be fine.
Classic symptom of: the connection passageway between the freezer and the fridge compartment has closed off - usually due to ice buildup - or something clogging/blocking the passageway. Your Refrigerator works by releasing cold air into only the freezer, then this cold air passes thru a passageway into the fridge compartment to cold (but not freeze) the fridge compartment contents. If this passageway is blocked, then just the freezer works, and cold air never makes it into the fridge compartment. In the old days, you'd be told to defrost your freezer, since the blockage was ALWAYS caused by frost buildup. Today, we have frost-free freezers, and your freezer may simply have too much stuff inside - there has to be some room to allow some air flow around items in the freezer, and whichever item is blocking the air passage to the fridge compartment - just move it away from the passageway opening.
If all else fails I would completely defrosted the unit.If there is any blockage this will open up all the tubes.Unplug it open the doors put pans of hot water in the freezer to speed up the process.
Make sure your fan is still working ,its located behind the freezers back wall. If it is working the vent from the freezer down to the refridgerater may be blocked.With out a fan you have no circulation but your freezer may look likes its working,it may last 3 days.Also if you can move everything out unplug it turn it off w/ doors open 12 to 24 hrs this will free up any clogged tubes. Good luck. Len West
I also have probs with Belling Bi 60 less than 3 yrs old...already had enginneer out & paid......now fridge aint cooling showing H its frost free and this may be too sensitive ?? tried unplugging no Go
Your question is: freezer is icing up and fridge temperature has risen to 10 from 5. Also alot of condensation in the fridge and the fan doesnt seem to be working in fridge. Correct temperature on freezer -18 but ice. new frost free fridge freezer bought 1.5 weeks ago
This is no problem for you. You are under warranty and as long as you have not tryed to repair it yourself you are completely covered. Look for the manufacturer's warranty phone number on the paper work that came with it or call the sales man, he will be happy to track that down for you because he wants repeat business.
If you bought it used the only answer is to return it. You could get a local pro to repair it at yuor own expense but I wouldn't recomend that for a frige only 1.5 weeks old!
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Try these solutions in these order:
1. Switch off the fridge and leave the door open overnight. Switch it back on in the morning.
Explanation: The sensor inside the fridge gets frozen and cannot control the temperature properly.
2. Switch off the fridge. Unplug it. At the back of the fridge (behind the unit, not inside) there is a large grid. Clean it with a hoover thoroughly. Open the fridge. Dry the back of the fridge if wet (inside the fridge). If frosted wait for it to defrost and then dry it. Plug in the fridge. Switch the fridge back on. This one worked for me.
Explanation: The dust in the grid deprives the fridge from cooling down and the unit can't control the temperature in the fridge section.
3. Switch off the fridge. -Unplug it. Empty it. Turn it upside down. Plug it in. Switch it on for 24 hours. Switch it off. Unplug, return to normal and switch on.
Explanation: This has to do with the pressure of the gas inside the compressor. I have not tried it but this advice as given to me by a qualified electrician when I commented the (in)famous F2 problem in Liebherr fridge/freezers.
Hope it helps. Regards. Albert