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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Fridge and freezer warm. Mildly cooler air is coming out but the settings are on 7 for both fridge and freezer which are the coldest. Hard to tell if its actually cooler air or just seems that way because...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

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Westinghouse RJ532, 530 Litre, Frost Free Fridge/Freezer keeps stopping - if we move the little red dial in the fridge under the air temperature control it starts up again, goes for awhile and then stops....


If the refrigerator was tipped on back or side, even part way, it has to wit upright at least overnight, because of the freon flowing upward.
If you just moved in and it has been sitting and unplugged, then it may be low on freon.

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If you open the fresh food compartment of your fridge (the non-freezer compartment), you will most likely see two different controls. One refers to the refrigerator temperature and the other refers to the freezer. Different manufacturers use different wording, but the idea is the same.
The first thing you need to know in order to understand what these controls really do is that all the cold air in the entire refrigerator is made in the freezer compartment. A portion of that cold air is then blown into the fresh food compartment. How much cold air gets blown in is controlled by the "freezer" control, which is really just an air baffle that opens or closed to let more or less air into the fresh food compartment. The "refrigerator" control is actually a thermostat that feels the temperature inside the fresh food compartment and turns the compressor on and off according to the temperature that the thermostat feels.
Let’s run through an example. Suppose you decide that your ice cream isn’t hard enough. You adjust the "freezer" control to make your freezer colder. What you’re actually doing is restricting the amount of cold air that gets blown from the freezer into the fresh food compartment and so keeping more of the cold air in the freezer. As a result, the freezer will get colder but also the fresh food compartment will tend to get warmer because its cold air supply has been diminished. The "refrigerator" control (the thermostat) will feel this increase in temperature inside the fresh food compartment and will keep the compressor running longer in order to maintain the temperature setting on the "refrigerator" control. So, you can see that any change you make to one control will affect the other.
Many people then wonder, "Well, how do I know what the correct setting on the controls should be?" Since the temperature inside a refrigerator will vary according to lots of external factors such as frequency and duration of door openings, it is impossible to say where your controls should be set all the time in order to maintain a desired temperature in the freezer and fresh food compartments without knowing the actual temperature inside both compartments. For this reason, you should place two thermometers in your refrigerator: one in the fresh food compartment (the big one) and the other in your freezer. The controls should then be adjusted to achieve -10 to +10ºF in the freezer and between 36 and 38ºF in the fresh food compartment.
Keep in mind, too, that it takes 24 hours for any change in the controls to work through the system and reach steady state so don’t look for instantaneous changes in temperature when you make control setting changes. Knowing the actual temperature inside your refrigerator compartments is also a great way to save money on your power bill since you can adjust the controls to avoid running your compressor longer than needed to keep your food cold.

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This unit is used in a garage as a 2nd unit. It


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

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If I understand you correctly you want to store your refrigerator outside in the frozen weather - no I do not recommend doing so at all - you may however store it in your basement or elsewhere but not outside in the freezing weather :)

If on the other hand you meant running and using your refrigerator outside in the wintertime, NO ! I see people give misleading information on yahoo answers - refrigerator compressors are designed to work inside a given temperature range - if it is too cold - your compressor will run very short cycles and not properly remove the extra moisture/humidity. Usually you should not run a refrigerator if it's colder than 60F.

If you mean storing your refrigerator outside, not plugged it and not working but only to conserve your food - again NO - I would not recommend it either - there is too much variations in temperatures in the winter time - sometimes you get mild weather other times cold, and besides, with some refrigerators the extra insulation does a good job at sealing the cold air inside or the warm air if the fridge is not working - I don't think you will be able to maintain both freezer and refrigerator to SAFE and optimal temperatures, don't take the chance. Besides, the last thing you want is for your sealed system to freeze over, including compressor, coolant, coils, etc....... so my answer is no - don't do it.

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The fridge stop working when I changed the freezer setting


it seems the cooling coils have "iced"over .get the thermostat control changed.get the cooling fan checked .And for the time being turn OFF the refrigerator for 2-3 hours,turn control to MILD and switch it ON .

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Hi,


Check Thermostat.
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Proper Placing and Distance from wall.
If your hand bear the body temperature of that specific area then its normal.
Contact technician to verify Freon pressure.


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Hi, Here is the Part # 5304421256.
This is a common issue with this model. Just remove the 4 screws holding the control panel up and you will be able to see the thermostat/cold control
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