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My refrigerator is not cooling on the refrigerator side


There are so many things that can make your fresh food side not cool. Usually, it is a frosted up evaporator, which is blocking the air flow of cold from coming from the freezer to the fresh food section. This can be caused by a bad defrost timer, a bad defrost thermostat, a bad defrost heater, or a bad control board. It could be a week compressor that is only strong enough to cool the freezer, the evaporator fan may be bad, which blows the cold air from the freezer to the fresh food section, the damper control going from the freezer to the fresh food section, can be stuck in the closed position, or in rare cases, the light in the fresh food section can be staying on, or even the condenser fan that is responsible for keeping the compressor and condenser from getting to hot, may be bad. This is usually behind the bottom of the fridge. You might also have a dirty condenser, which is the coil that is usually underneath the fridge. So you are most likely going to have to call for service.

Jan 29, 2015 | Refrigerators

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My fridge part of fridge/freezer doesn't work


Post the model number of the refrigerator. Defrost freezer behind where the cold air circulates with a hair drier. (unplug power first!) Most times when a refrigerator side stops cooling it is because the freezer evaporator behind the panel in the back of freezer (most times) has become blocked by frost=> SEE PHOTO Most times the panel before you see the frosted covering the evaporator will begin to show a layer of frost building=> SEE PHOTO (Click each photo to enlarge.) Sometimes the fresh food section of the refrigerator side will warm because ice or frost will block the damper from moving that regulates temperatures in the fresh food section. Sometimes the damper is defective and sometimes the sensor that controls the damper movement is defective. For these reasons it is important that you provide your model numbers so someone knows just what type refrigerator you have to cover all of the possibilities of what may be wrong causing the warming of the fresh food section and soon the freezer section will also begin to warm. The most likely cause are the defrost control, ADC Adaptive Defrost Control, defrost heater, defrost thermostat, air damper and air damper sensors in that order. Let me know what you have and I will try to identify just what may be happening, Thanks Sea Breeze

Dec 01, 2012 | Refrigerators

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Fridge not cold but freezer fine


Can you see frost buildup on the freezer walls? Can you find the model number around the fresh food section door? If you unplug the refrigerator and then remove the freezer panel that has a fan behind panel do you see this? Defective Defrost Heater
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With the freezer panel removed can you tell me exactly what type of frost pattern you have? Can you email me a photo of the frost pattern you do have?
Evaporator Frost Pattern Only Two Rows
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Another possible problem is your model may have a Auto Damper
that could be stuck because of frost blocking the damper from opening and closing that regulate fresh food section temperatures. If you need help I will be here to answer so please respond and search for your model number so I can possibly look your model and see what type of other features that can cause the freezer to be fine and fresh food section to be warming up, Thanks Sea Breeze

Aug 29, 2012 | Refrigerators

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Fridge is cold, freezer is not


Please look into the freezer for frost build-up on the rear wall. If you are having a defrost problem it may limit the freezer temperature and still be cold enough for the fresh food section to remain at safe temperatures but not for long before freezer and fresh food section warms because frost blocks airflow and the evaporator is unable to keep everything cold because of frost build-up. I don't have your model number so I will list the parts that may need to be replaced. The defrost control=> 12002754 Frost Kit, defrost thermostat and 67002493 Defrost Heater Assembly
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67003426 Defrost Thermostat
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For testing of the defrost thermosat and defrost heater refer to the same page as the parts, If these parts are good the the 12002754 Frost Kit, could be defective. The 12002754 Frost Kit,
can be found in the control panel inside the fresh food compartment. Let me know if you have questions and also if you are not having a defrost problem, Thanks Sea Breeze
Locate your model number


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Refrigerator inside not getting cold enough. A GE refrigerator side by side.


If it is just the fresh food section and not the freezer. Check out this link to see a GE condenser problem. Make sure to clean that condenser once a year. In most cases when the damper assembly flapper door goes bad in the fresh food section, the fresh food side will start to freeze your food. The next thing I would check is what John is talking about. Pull the freezer back panel off to see if your evaporator coil is frost over. When this happens it will restrict air into the fresh food side(refrigerator side). Click Here to see what a defrost problem looks like.

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Psc25mstass the evaporator is frosted up in the fresh food section. What keeps the evap. coils defrosted and or what makes them frost up? The fresh food section is not cooling>


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Whirlpool ET18TK model evaporator fan


if cover is off there will be no air down there..was there frost on the coils ? if no then compressor is not running..if compressor is running and no frost..no freon or compressor valves shot.

Jun 10, 2009 | Refrigerators

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MAYTAG MZD2766GE SIDE BY SIDE


The freezer on top unit was keeping everything up top nice and cold, but the customer began to notice things in the fresh food section getting a little to warm. When the temperature selectors were adjusted to a colder setting, it seemed to help for a day or two, but then started getting warmer again. Sounding like a defrost problem, I paid this refrigerator a visit with hairdryer in hand, and parts in the van. Frost free refrigerators use a defrost heater to periodically assist with the melting of frost that builds up on the fins of the evaporator located in the freezer section. Frost forms each time the doors are opened to the unit, and the warmer, moist air from outside gets inside and heads toward the cold surface of the evaporator. As the frost continues to collect, the air passages in and around the evaporator start to close up and begin to prevent air circulation by the evaporator fan from the freezer to the fresh food section. As the cycle continues, the temperature in and around the evaporator will be cold, but the fresh food section will get warmer because warm air is not being exchanged with the colder air from above. The defrost sections of most units will consist of the same components. Namely, the heater itself, the bi-metal terminator, and the timer or defrost control. Each one of these components need to work properly for the defrost cycle to properly keep the unit frost free. On this unit, the timer could be advanced to begin a defrost cycle, but there was no current flow to the heater. After checking all connections and doing a quick resistance check of the circuit, I determined the bi-metal terminator had failed open. These bi-metal devices are used to prevent an overheating situation in the freezer section should the heater remain on to long. Once the trip temperature is reached, the bi-metal will open up a set of electrical contacts thus opening the circuit. Then when the unit cools back down to it's reset temperature, the contacts will again close, closing the circuit for the next defrost cycle. Because this bi-metal didn't reset, the circuit remained open and no defrosting took place. After using my trusty hairdryer and warm water squirt bottle to defrost the evaporator, I wired a new defrost terminator in line with the heater. With all the frost removed, the cold air started circulating again, and now everything within the fresh food section stays properly chilled.

Have a manual and can help you. Visit my site and enter your model number and part number in search feature. Click link below

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GE fridge: Freezer working but fresh food side not cold


The problem is the refrigeration evaporator, located in the freezer section is blocked with frost and ice and not air can pass through it. Four different failed parts can cause this problem. The defrost timer, the defrost heater safety thermostat, the defrost heater, or the evaporator fan motor. Unless you are very good with a volt-ohm meter, it wiil be difficult to distinguish which one of these parts has failed. A qualifed refrigeration service tech or a good appliance service tech with a refrigeration certification can find this quickly.

Jan 13, 2009 | GE 22.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator...

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Kemore brand - freezer works fine, refrigerator not cold,


The fresh food side is cooled by the freezer side through a duct between the two. It will have a small door that opens or closes depending on how cool you want the fresh food side. The door opens more as you adjust the temp for the fresh food side colder. If the duct is blocked in any way, then it would be like setting the temp setting for the fresh food side warmer and warmer. The freezer would be cold and the fresh food side would be warm. Set the temp to midway. Check for any obstructions to this duct. The evaporator fan is what moves the air to the fresh food side.. If the evaporator fan is not working, this could vary well is the problem. You may have to check the evaporator coil to see if it is frosted up enough to restrict air flow over the evaporator and to the fresh food side. If this helps you find your problem, please rate me. If there is anything else I can help you with, please ask. I am here to help you.

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