Our 2 1/2 year old refrigerator totalling stopped cooling yesterday. The light is still on and we could hear a faint hum but the compressor stopped. We found quite a bit of ice on the back inside wall of the freezer and decided to unplug the thing and let the ice melt in hopes that the compressor will kick on when we plug it back in. Is there anything else we can do before calling in the big guns?
I had a problem with my Viking where the light stayed on in side and was causing havoc with the coling system.
I saved 200.00 doing this.
get a cell phone or a small video camer place it inside the fridge and record to see if the light stays on when the door is closed.
If it does. You may just have a light switch to replace or like I did readjust the push spring that the door hinge hits to active the switch.
Once I did this the light went out and the fridge started cooling normally. the lights will heat up inside the fridge and screw up the thermostat. then the fridge will start to cycle. not good for the compressor.
hope this helped.
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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 then check out thelast 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 starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
hi try out the following settings.... Check your temperature setting. - Check if no ice present in the evaporator, try the defrosting - Check vents if air is present if no then check your blower if running or icing evaporator. - Check your vents if not obstructed with stocks, or the unit is not overloaded with stocks. - Check if compressor is running continues, if not then you need a qualified technician.
i think after checking this it will work out for u.!!! thank u rate me!!
Our new 10 day old top frig/bottom freezer stopped freezing, then the top refrigerator stopped cooling, but the light was working and you could hear some motor running and an occasional "clicking" sound. One internet blogger adsvised unpluging the appliance for 1/2 hour. Another advised 2 hours. Then plug in the appliance and see if it started cooling/freezing again. Our experience = nothing. We called the repair folk and the new frig/freezer had a failed compressor and a broken timer!! We were not thrilled. Suprisingly the store we bought the ap[pliance from gave us a $50 gift card to compensate for the lost food. They didn't have to do that - so ask for it; can't hurt.
May be a problem related to the compressor. Click may be the overload protector on the compressor tripping. If it is a problem with the compressor it should be covered by warranty if it is only three years old.