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Admiral 23ADiW side by side fridge freezer

Freezer dept functioning ok but fridge isn't getting below 5C, even when freezer turned right up.

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  • browndour Jun 13, 2008

    I have the same issue. However, after following some website tips 1) check if thermastat is working - yes it is 2) check to see if vents/airways are blocked - yes they were and are now open/clear, 3) area under fridge is clean and vented - yes... I now have the add'l problem that now both the fridge and freezer are no longer cooling appropriately. The ice machine that was working yesterday is no longer filling/working and the freezer itself is warming up rather quickly. I don't want to pay for an unneeded service call if this is something I can fix.



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Is the back of the freezer section iced up?
If so you could have a defrost problem. All the cooling components are in the freezer section there is a damper controlled by a dial in the refrigerator that opens and closes.
If the damper is closed it will not allow air into refrigerator section. It is seperate from the Thermostat.
If the damer is opened to much you can start freezing food in the refrigerator section.
If there is ice on the back wall of the freezer section. It is not defrosting. There are 3 parts in the defrost process. The thermination stat, the heater, and the defrost timer or it's a timer on the electronic board behind the metal plate on the back of the refrigerator.
Good Luck

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