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Refridgerator does not cool anymore

I have a Viking DUAR140 or VUAR140 Compact Fridge (it says VUAR but matches the picture on the DUAR) and I left town for quite a while and the fridge was ajar. It no longer cools anything, the motor does not run. The light still works, but nothing else does. I tried changing the level on the cold dial and jiggling it but to no affect. What should I try next?

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yes. you certainly need to get a technitian out there. it seems that you are having a shortage of gas. if you have a gas shortage, then there must deffinitly be a gas leak somewhere.did you recently try to clean the plate that you mentioned with something shap? if so then you might have punctured it and that is where your gas leak might be. you do get special epoxies that you can do a quick fix, but you will still have to send it to a repair shop to regas and evacuate the unit. good luck

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SOURCE: 2006 Viking VUAR 141 bar fridge not cooling enough

The thermistor is looking for a very cold temperature before shuting off for the cycle defrost to work correctly. Thus if if shuts off early I would suspect the thermistor or the potentiometer. The pot is connected to terminals # 6 and 7 and should have a resistance over 90K-ohms when set to the coldest position. The thermsitor should have a resistance of 5.6K-ohms at 0 C and near 2.2 at 20 C. The control rarley fails but if it has been recently replaced the DIP switches (there are four of them) may be in the wrong position. If they are in question, try talking to technical customer service at Marvel (they made the unit). Their number is 800-223-3900. Your Viking VUAR 141 should be the same as their 60AR. The thermsitor is usually the most troublesome component but usually fails in the opposite way causing the unit to run too cold.

PS does the cooling fan shut off the same time as the compressor? if not, then the compressor overload is the issue...the the temperature control. If both shut off and on at the same time then you are on the right track.

Good Luck - Subdriver

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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