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Came home sunday night and our side by side fridge freezer was not working, just the fan is running, how do i locate a repairman, since this monday is a holiday. i have frozen buckets of water, and placed bags of ice in the freezer compartment to try and keep the fridge part cooler,and placed the buckets in the fridge side as well, can any one help?

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  • carleton730 May 20, 2008

    thanks for the info, however the compressor was extreamly hot, shut it off over nite, and tried again in the morning to no avail. trying to find a repairman, as this unit is still under warranty.

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Any frost on back wall of freezer section. If so you have a defrost system problem. If you can hear a hum followed by a click the problem is with the compressor. In back of the refrigerator is a removable panel. remove it and carefully check if the compressor is hot. A cold compressor indicates no power to the compressor which would be related to the temperature control or defrost timer.
Defrost timers are normally located in the area of the temperature controls. Locate the timer and rotate the clutch head screw clockwise slowly until it makes one click. If the timer is the cause of no power to the compressor the compressor will restart. If the problem is defrost related this same action will start the defrost which should take place in 18-22 minutes. If defrost of the freezer coil takes place and the compressor does not restart after the time indicated (wait 30 minutes) rotate the screw slowly one more click and the compressor should restart. If you had to rotate the screw the second time the problem is your defrost timer.

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