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It seems that the lower part doesn't feel as cold as it should be. The freezer is working excellent but it seems that the cold from the freezer is not getting down to the lower part.
Toward the back of the lower section in the ceiling I see 3 square holes that might be vents coming from the freezer. I can feel what seems to be foam in them. Was I supposed to take those foam pieces out?
I bought this frig brand new from Lowes 8 months ago and I can't find my instruction manual at the moment.
If I am supposed to take those foam pieces out, how do I do that?
Thanks for all your help.
Josephine

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freetek
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SOURCE: freezer cold refrigerator not cold

It almost sounds as if your fridge is stuck in a defrost cycle.
The timer for this is often located behind the grill at the bottom and sometimes is constructed with a visible shaft that you can mark to see if it is running at all. Some units are constructed so that the defrost heater and compressor can't be on together, others are made so thoughtful. If you don't see a shaft, you might try an old mechanic's trick of using a screwdriver with the tip pressed against the timer housing and the handle pressed firmly behind your ear for bone conduction. If you hear anything like motor noise during the time the compressor is not on, then the timer is probably OK. If you hear nothing, then it might have failed. 

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

tzweeb
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SOURCE: 18 cubic foot roper is clicking, but not freezing.

yes the "relay" on your unit has burnt out. if you shake it and pepper looking pieces come out of it that will verify that you need to replace the relay.
nice work finding the exact problem by yourself and now all you have to do is buy a relay and plug it in to get things back to normal.
also be sure to clean the coils under the unit as when the compressor gets too hot it will cause the relay to fail. it is very common and you can fix this yourself.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: roper refrigerator freezer not freezing and bottom not cold

This is a compressor issue. Its probably done.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

SOURCE: My freezer is okay but my refrigerator is not cold really.

please contact the service authority because this is beyond your limit. to solve your problem, the back panel has to remove and only the service engineer knows the skill.......................sorry friend!

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: The lower refrigerator section is not cold anymore

check to see if the fan motor in the freezer is running. all the cooling happens in the freezer and the fan is what circulates the cold air down to the refrigerator.. if the fan isnt running ,it could be a bad connection or a bad fan motor..on some models the doors need to be closed before the fan comes on so just push on the door switch to check .if the fan is running then a defrost problem may be the problem.. you mentioned you defrosted the unit. if the auto defrost isnt working, you would notice frost on the back of the freezer. there would be a lot more frost behind that panel that could block the airflow down to the frig. you would have to remove rear panel of freezer to clear all the frost and restore proper airflow..remember to unplug the frig before doing any work..

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: water dripping from freezer into refrigerator

Just fixed my refrigerator last week that was doing the same thing. Water was dripping from the back top of the refrigerator and it was the drainage line in the freezer had frozen up and was plugged. Emptied the freezer and removed the bottom panel from the freezer and found large layer of ice. Turned freezer off and let everything melt. Then the hole in the back bottom of the freezer on the metal tray became visable. Contined to thaw until warm water would drain into the tray under the freezer. Was not hard at all and much better not cleaning up the water dripping all the time.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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yes the "relay" on your unit has burnt out. if you shake it and pepper looking pieces come out of it that will verify that you need to replace the relay.
nice work finding the exact problem by yourself and now all you have to do is buy a relay and plug it in to get things back to normal.
also be sure to clean the coils under the unit as when the compressor gets too hot it will cause the relay to fail. it is very common and you can fix this yourself.

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