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Not cooling but everything seems to be on

I noticed today that things in the refrigerator are not getting cold...its cool but not cold, on both sides. I have adjusted temperature control and nothing has happened. The fan is running and I hear it come on. But like the ice cream is soft in the freezer and some of the food is starting to get warm in the refrigerator. What could be causing this?

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  • kfree3 Jul 15, 2008

    Hooray! Yes that was it exactly, I used the hairdryer and got the ice off. What could be the possible problem with the defrost system that created the problem? and is it really severe?

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Remove back panel inside freezer and evaporator pipework will be exposed.
if this is heavily iced up, airflow will be impeded and hence rise in temperature
disconnect from mains and melt ice off carefully with a hairdryer then switch back on
you probably have a fault with the defrost system if this is the case - get back to me

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

  • douglas smith Jul 16, 2008

    this is not too easy but the following need to be checked
    continuity thro the defrost element
    continuity thro the thermal fuse in series with the defrost element
    any plug and socket connections
    if all these are ok, then the probability is a fault with the main electronic module or defrost timer


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