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Warm frigerator FRIG WARM. FREEZER OK. BLOWER NOT WORKING ON TOP. CLEANED CENDENSOR COIL. DAMPER OK. FAN IS RUNNING. NO COLD AIR IN FRIG.

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  • jrwikey Jul 30, 2008

    I have cleaned the condenser, i hear the freezer runing and it works fine, there is no air movement in the top of the frigerator,,,do not know how to check the damper.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    WARM TOO NOT COLD IN FRIG

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    WARM TO NOT SO COLD IN FRIG

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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.
if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
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The frige is not that cold some stuff would be cold but the top would not be as cold as other stuff help fearfaker@aol.com

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