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Fan keeps running

The fan keeps running after the fredge/freezer reach their cold right level. It is a viking side by side professional 48" VCSB481SS. I feel annoying with the noise and also I think it could damage the refrigerator. I feel unsafe using this one, since I think that the food could be spoiled. mariajanethgonzalez@yahoo.com

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Freezer fan runs when freezer calls for cooling
ref fan runs when fridge calls for cooling
condenser fan up top runs with compressor
lower unit condensate fan runs with compressor
fans should not be noisy
control monitors temp and will give alarm if temp rise
please contact viking as your fridge may have a safety recall on door hinges

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Hi, Yes, If the evaporator was not frozen over then I agree with you. The unit has lost its refrigerant charge. The only thing you can do is to have a licensed refrigeration man find the leak, repair it and recharge it or replace the refrigerator. If the evaporator is frozen over the defrost timer would be the problem. In this case, manually defrost it and it will be good for a few days until you get it replaced. kstfas

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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SOURCE: Viking freezer and fridge won't get cold enough.

I had the same problem with my side by side. Make sure the vents are not covered inside both the fridge and freezer between the bottom and top so the cold air is able to circulate between them. My freezer had ice covering the bottom vent.

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SOURCE: MY viking side by side refrigerator isent working

If only a year old it will be fully covered by warranty. Meantime try disconnecting from the mains power supply for 30mins (dont worry the frozen items wont be affected for this short a period) then switching on again, as this may trigger the motherboard into normal mode
Good luck

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Freezer and refrigerator is not cold.

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...

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Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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SOURCE: my refrigerator is not cold and the freezer is not

  • No, don't leave it running. Put your food from the refrigerator and fridge in a different spot. Then unplug the unit and clean it out and jar both doors open at least a foot with something so it can air out. This will save electricity and keep the inside from beginning to smell, which friges do by default if kept closed with no circulation.

Regards, Tony

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Hi, Yes, If the evaporator was not frozen over then I agree with you. The unit has lost its refrigerant charge. The only thing you can do is to have a licensed refrigeration man find the leak, repair it and recharge it or replace the refrigerator. If the evaporator is frozen over the defrost timer would be the problem. In this case, manually defrost it and it will be good for a few days until you get it replaced. kstfas

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