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Cool but not Cold

My side by side refrigerator suddenly is keeping things cool but not cold like it usually does. The freezer part seems to be fine.

I notice more with the liquids more then the foods- especially with the milk and soda pop. There is definitely a difference.

I checked the temperature control to make sure it wasn't bumped and its on the same # as it has been for 4 yrs.

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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.
if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
Mike  

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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