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Not getting cold fridge or freezer side but at the bottom of the freezer its freezing

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I have a 23' free standimg dispensing side by side ref. my ref is not cooling but the freeze part is working


when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?all that happens is the evaporator coil in the freezer gets cold,the evap fan blows the cold air from the freezer and into the fridge side,there are ducts on the bottom left side where the air return sto the freezer,if that's blocked the fridge will get warm,also if the fan is blowing depending on your model you could have a damper,it's in the fridge section up top where the cold air blows into,all it is is a door that opens and closes to let the air in when the fridge section gets warm and then it closes when it's cold enough,if the damper is bad it won't open and let the air in,sometimes it gets stuck in the open position and things start to freeze in the fridge section.if you can't figure it out send the model number and i can see what model you have,open the fridge door,look up on the right side near the ceiling and you should see a tag with the model number.good luck and have a great weekend.also from the bottom up in the freezer,remove the second bin of food and touch the back inside wall of the freezer,if there's frost or like snow on the back inside wall of the freezer you have a defrost problem,let me know what you find.

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The freezer side does not freeze on the top shelf. The refrigerator freezes everything in the bottom but reads 47 degrees and doesn't cool the top shelves. The fan under the fridge runs fine.


Behind the back wall of the freezer about halfway down, probably behind the light bulb (if there is one there) there is a fan. My guess is that the fan isn't working, or is slow. To test, open the freezer door, then hold the door switch closed and listen for the fan.

This fan should be blowing air up the back of the freezer, and send some of the cold air through a vent at the top of the freezer into the fridge. The air then descends through the fridge and reenters the freezer through a vent at the bottom. If the fan is broken, or if the upper vent is somehow blocked or broken, the cold air will enter (rather than exit) the fridge side at the bottom vent. Because cold air tends to descend and warm air rises, the cold air will freeze the stuff at the bottom of the fridge, and the thermostat (at the top of the fridge) will say it is warm.

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I have a Kenmore Cold Spot fridge, freezer on top. Fridge is warm, and freezer keeps freezing up on sides and bottom. I cleaned it all out, defrosted it, and it still freezes up and fridge still won't get...


Is this a self defrost model? Frost inside the freezer could be an air leak around the door gasket. Remove the back panel in the freezer and completely defrost the coils. Is the fan running in the freezer. That will make the frig not be cool. With the door closed peek in the gasket to make sure the light is shutting off, this will warm a frig also.
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Viking freezer and fridge won't get cold enough.


I had the same problem with my side by side. Make sure the vents are not covered inside both the fridge and freezer between the bottom and top so the cold air is able to circulate between them. My freezer had ice covering the bottom vent.

May 27, 2009 | Viking DDBB363 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Both freezer and fridge Not cold on top


sounds like the circulation fans are jammed/seized or faulty -try a full defrost and see what happens after that.

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The fridge section is getting too cold at the bottom


THE CONTROL THAT DIVERTS MORE AIR TO FREEZER AND LESS TO RE-FRIG SIDE COULD NEED TO BE ADJUSTED TO KEEP MORE AIR IN THE FREEZER SIDE , MAKE SURE ALSO THAT THE SMALL FAN IN THE FREEZER IS RUNNING , ALSO TURN THE THERMOSTAT CONTROL TO LESS COLD , IF YOU HAVE A THERMOMETER TO PLACE IN FRIG SIDE TRY TO KEEP @ APP 40 DEGREES IN FRIDGE SIDE SEE IF ANY OF THESE HELP

Feb 23, 2009 | Admiral 26 cu. ft. Side-By-Side...

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Freezer not freezing food and fridge not staying cold enough


Check the compressor with a volt meter, if the compressor is getting proper voltage then check the relay. But this sounds like a problem with the compressor

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Fridge not cold


my freezer is over freezing and my fridge is not cold. I have a whirlpool where the freezer is on top and the fridge is on the bottom. I need guidence in trying to figure out the problem.

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Refrigerator not that cold and freezer not freezing well


between the door and freezer is very hot, and the refrigerator is not that cold and the freezing is freezing but not that well, ice cream is soft but meat freeze and ice is not melting. Also behind the fridge at the bottom is very hot.

Jun 05, 2008 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Admiral Side by Side Fridge is warm at top, cold at bottom


CHECK TO SEE IF THE EVAPORATOR FAN MOTOR IS RUNNING, ITS IN THE BACK OF THE FREEZER SIDE, MOTOR MAY BE BAD OR SOMETHING COULD BE BLOCKING IT...

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