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Fridge runs, but fridge side doesn't stay cold. freezer is totally frozen

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  • brla Jul 12, 2008

    I have a similar problem: freezer is cold, minus 25-28 degrees C, but fridge is not cold, 13 degrees C. Compressor is running non-stop. Fan at back of freezer is not running. The fan is not sticking on cowl and runs OK when connected direct to power. There appears to bo no frost build up.

    The refrigerator is a thirty year old Kelvinator No Frost 480 with freezer on top and fridge below. Any advice will be very much appreciated.

    Don

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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 12, 2008

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