Question about Roper RS22AQXKQ Side by Side Refrigerator
Roper Side by Side Cools but not enough to keep frozen foods.
Just inside door is hot to touch. Can hear the fridge running and feel cold air coming from vents inside fridge and freezer but does not get cold enough to keep frozen foods.
Thank you for any help. Have looked all over and cannot find a model number or any numbers at all. DIVIDER BETWEEN COMPARTMENTS GET REALLY HOT-- ROBER SIDE BY SIDE
Check the condenser, behind the toe plate under the doors, for dust buildup. Clean using vacuum crevasse tool to get into the tighter areas. Remove the back panel on the lower edge of the refrigerator back section. Check for fan operation and clean by vacuuming out all dust . Carefully feel the lines coming from the compressor, small one should be hot and larger one should be cool or cold.
Inside the freezer, check the back wall for signs of frost buildup. This would indicate a defrost system problem. The defrost system is controlled by a timer, the timer turns on the heaters that melt the frost on the freezer coil, a defrost terminator switch turns off the heaters when coil reaches temperature for all frost to be gone. Locate the timer which has a clutch head screw so it can only be turned in a clockwise direction. Turn the screw clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. Defrost should start. Wait 18-22 minutes. If refrigerator restarts the compressor and defrost does not happen Your problem would be in the defrost heater circuit.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.
The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.
Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:
Condenser Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush (see the Appliance Accessories section) and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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My water dispensor INSIDE the door froze
I payed a repair guy $75 to use MY BLOWDRYER to "thaw" the frozen water line INSIDE the freezer door (below the water dispenser).
He said anytime the frozen food extends over the freezer shelf and touches the freezer door for a long enough period of time, the water line inside the door FREEZES!!
PREVENTION: "Keep some airspace between the door and frozen food."
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