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My freezer is working but the fridge part isnt this has happened before a couple of times the fridge stops working but this time it's been two weeks and its not cold or working :(

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Hi, first thing is that your fridge has a problem with the defrost system. If it sometimes doesn't run at all. Then it runs and the freezer is cold and the refrigerator is warm. The most likely cause of the problem is the defrost timer. It is a clock type mechanism mounted, I believe in the fresh food compartment at the top. It is inside that panel. If you look with a good flashlight and perhaps a mirror you will find a hole that is not a screw hole but a hole that leads to the timer knob. In order to turn the timer knob you need a flat blade screwdriver. Put the screwdriver into the hole and very slowly turn the timer until you hear a click. It will have mild clicks and then a more firm and louder sounding click.
When it clicks the fridge will stop running and the defrost heater will come on and melt the frost away.
NOW. Because the fridge has not been defrosted for at least several days, (instead of twice or 3 times a day normally) a great deal of frost has accumulated on the cooling coils. To melt all of this away, it will take several turns of the timer until it click into defrost. After it clicks into defrost, leave the fridge alone until it comes back on. If it doesn't come back on, click it till it does.
Here is the theory behind this system. There is truly no such thing as a frost free refrigerator. Frost free refrigerators have a timing mechanism or circuit built into them. Every 6 to 12 hours the refrigerator compressor (cooling section) shuts down. At the same time a small heater turns on inside the cooling coils and melts the frost away. After the temperature in the coils reaches about 50 degrees, a tiny thermostat shuts off the heater. The frost is then melted away. It goes down a drain tube into a pan mounted in the base of the fridge below the freezer. after a few minutes, the timer starts the fridge cooling for another several hours and it then repeats the cycle.
There may be another component in your defrost system that has failed ,but. you siad that sometimes the fridge simply stops working. That is an indication along with the indicatin that the fresh food compartment gets warm. The reason the fresh food compartment gets warm is that the cooling coils become "frost clogged". In other words, there accumulates so much frost that the fan that moves the cold air into the fresh food compartment cannot pull air through the coils. Thus the fresh food compartment gets warm while the freezer is still cold. I hope this is the answer to your problem. Best Regards,
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