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MAKE SURE THE FAN IN THE FREEZER IS RUNNING THATS THE ONLY WAY THE REFRIGERATOR STAYS COLD DO YOU HAVE AN ICEMAKER IF YOU DO IS IT WORKING OR A DEFROST PROBLEM ANY ICE OR FROST BUILD UP IN THE FREEZER
IF YOU SEE IT ON THE WALLS ITS FULL BEHIND THE WALLS OF THE FREEZER
Check the fins in the back of the "bottom" part for frost / ice buildup. It may be time to defrost your fridge.
Alternatively, if there is a lot of food crammed onto the top 2 shelves, it can prevent the air from circulating around the fins. Also check your door gaskets, especially if you have of frost / ice building up on the fins.
It you have a frost free fridge, then what is happening is that either the defrost element or the thermostat is faulty, causing ice to build up and block off cold air circulation to the fridge. Sometimes the frost builds up around the circulation fan and ceases it up.
That is why when you turn the fridge off for a day, the frost melts and drains out the back of your fridge and so the fridge works ok for a few days until the frost build up again.
Another thing to watch out for is the defrost timer. Sometimes they fail and stick on one cycle and dont advance through. pull your fridge out. The timer is located in the back near the compressor. There is normally a small dial on it. With the fridge turned off, you can twist the dial clockwise and you will hear the timer mechanism click through the different cycles. Make small ink mark on the timer dial. Say at 12 oclock. Turn fridge on. Chech the fridge every couple of hours and see if the mark advances through and does not get stuck in one position for lengthy periods of time. The defrost cycle should normally be around 8 hours and it repeats again.
Let me know if you need more help with the defrost element or thermostat. But it is best to get an experienced repairer to change those.
The problem is a defrost problem. The freezer coil has frost on it and thus restricts the cold air from flowing. This affects the refrigerator as it gets its cold air from the freezer. The ice will not make if the temperature is above 12*F and this also is why ice cream is like mush.
The light should go off when you close the door. The fanmotor does not operate if the door is open. If it is a frost free unit, it is possible that your defrost system is not working and therefore building up ice in the freezer section and preventing the circulation of cold air to the fridge part.
hi. thanks for the question. the drain tube that goes down to the drain tray is clogged. turn fridge off .pull fridge from wall. remove back panel clean all coils. let it thaw with doors open, it will thaw quiker. when thawed, clean the drain tube. this will solve the problem. thanks the appliance doc
Hello Scott, remove the food from the freezer side and remove the rear freezer panel. You will see a coil and it should be completely frosted over. If not then you have a sealed system issue. If it is froze solid in frost where you cannot even see the coil, then you have a defrost issue. You should have a little frost on all the coil, the defrost is what clears the frost so the evap fan motor can circulate the air thru out the unit. If frost is good, push the light door switch to start the fan. If it isn't running check for 120 volts. If it has voltage, but not running, replace the motor. Hope this helps.
remove the back panel inside the freezer and check for ice build up on the evaporator pipework. if ice build up, this prevents air flow and hence temp rises. remove ice carefully with a hair dryer and it should work. if problem comes back, you have a problem with the defrost system and get back to me if you want