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Can you hear the compressor running? Is the fan inside the freezer running? It could be that a wire connection has come loose during the move. Was the fridge laid on it's side during the move? If so you probably have compressor oil restricting the refrigerant system. If compressor and fan are running you will probably need a qualified refrigeration tech to check it out.
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
The red warning light will not go out?
1. Has the fridge freezer just been
installed? If so, this is normal and the
light will go out when the correct
temperature has been reached.
2. Has the fridge freezer been loaded
with a large quantity of food? If so,
the light will go out when the correct
temperature has been reached.
3. Have the doors been closed
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
home refrigerators are not dsigned to work in areas where the temps will drop below about 45 f to my knowledge there is no way to help wiht this problem. Thx peyton
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
This is a first? 48 hours off and back on again. Sounds to me the control or (thermostat) may have a problem or the contacts in it may have stuck in the off or open posistion. This is what signals the compressor and other componants to energize and turn on when the temperature calls for cooling. Also, this is what turns the unit off when it is satisfied. What you can do, is get to the control and slowly turn it if it is running, until you hear it shut off. Some dials are different as far as which way to turn them for colder or warmer, so if you go all the way and it is still on, slowly go back until it shuts the system down. Now, you must wait for at least 5 minutes minimum before turning it back up because the freon pressure in the system must equalize or the compressor will not start. After 5 or more min., turn it slowly back on. If if does not come on, leave it where you stopped and it should come on in a few more minutes. If it doesn't come on at all, you have a faulty thermostat control that must be replaced. If you are mechanically inclined, unplug the box and remove the knob or dial. You should have 2 screws that hold the control in and the opening should be large enough for you to pull it through. Draw you a diagram for the wires, there should only be 2, but do this anyway. It should have a part number on it, but get the name, model, and serial number off the unit and go to a appliance parts store to get one. Try to stay away from a universal one only if that's all they have that crosses over to the old one. They are kind of a pain to install sometimes. Let me know what happens on your trouble shooting first. I do believe it is the control stat and it has a intermittent problem internally. One more thing, if you do have to take out the control (stat), it will have a long aluminum or copper line attached to it. This is the sensor and you may have to remove a panel inside the box to get to the end. In fact, this you may have to do to remove the control. Anyway, please let me know something when you test control, and how old the unit is. It will tell me on the serial number if you don't know. Sincerely,
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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