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I would call a refrigeration engineer as it sounds like the compressor needs regassing.

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My fridge freeze is excessively freezing in the freezer compartment and not chilling in the fridge compartment Any help would be greatly apprieciated Brian


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

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heatman101

Sep 05, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Started icing in freezer compartment so i defosted 4 24hrs. switched back on now freezer not working at all in fact its getting warm in freezer compartment fridge seems ok compressor seems 2 get quite hot...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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heatman101

Aug 25, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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The freezer compartment works but the fridge is not cooling


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

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heatman101

Aug 09, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Fridge section is warm freezer is cold fan not working can hear the motor from thr fan but fan is definately not spinning. BCH KGN33V00GB


Hello Tonytonz953,

I understand that you are needing to change the fan on your refridgerator. The fan is loacted in the freezer section and has an outlet that blows in to the fridge compartment. You can order the fan at the following link http://www.ransomspares.co.uk/parts/search/fan-/bosch/fridges-freezers/kgn33v00gb%2f06/b/c/m/ this is the cheapest on that I could find and the cost is 75.85 pounds.

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Justin

May 11, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Fridge section of fridge freezer not cold despite turning thermostat to max. Freezer section appears to be working fine.


Make sure that if it has a "colder" knob in the freezer section that it is not set all the
way over to coldest. This blocks all cold air entering the lower compartment when
set this way. It actually has been eliminated on some models.

Also you may have ice buildup in the stack assembly that feeds
the lower compartment or even a frozen upper compartment behind the back
panel of the freezer limiting air flow to the lower compartment. Make sure to unplug unit if service is necessary in these areas. I hope this is helpful.

May 02, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Refigarator and freezer no longer cold enough. freezer is not freezing and refigarator is not cold enough, food is going bad. Unit is not yet 5 years old.


pull out the plug for the fridge and let it stand for 7 days then plug in after seven days.the problem is that the fan that circulates the air is cloged up with ice so you have to give time for the ice to melt off.

Mar 04, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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I am getting power and the freezer appears to be working but the fridge is not cold at all, any suggestions? Many thanks Dave McRae


Hi Dave and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly,

Take a look in the back of the freezer compartment. Look for any signs of icing on the back access cover. Usually but not always the evaporator coils freeze up because the unit is not automatically defrosting properly or there is a problem with the evaporator fan not running fast enough / at all. Press gently with your hand of the back cover of the freezer compartment and feel for ice. Also check the front of the chassis for signs of being HOT. It is ok to be warm not hot.
Also check to see that the light goes on and off as you actuate the light switch plunger. Some units have the door switch in the top of the door hinge but most have the switch in the door fold area of the chassis some where.

If you find that the evaporator coils have iced up:
  • Perform a manual defrost of the unit but first unplugging it
  • Remove the freezer contents
  • Direct an external fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hrs. (makes a water mess)
  • After 2 hrs clean up the water mess and return the unit to normal service.
  • Watch after 3 days if the fresh food compartment once again starts warming up. If it does you have and automatic defrosting problem.
No ice noted:
  • Possible temp control problem (Thermostat / cold control or thermistor)
  • Possible Air Damper problem. There are 2 kinds of air dampers. One is electrically controlled and the other is nothing but a mechanical baffle that is positioned partially open. If you have the electrical type the air damper motor may have failed or the movable baffle is stuck.
Front of chassis is almost HOT to the touch vs warm:
  • Open the back of the unit by removing the black fiberboard cover and inspect for lint and that the condenser fan is running anytime the compressor is running.
Light always on:
  • Door switch failure. Some door switches also control the evaporator fan along with water in door and ice in door functions. The water and ice in door should NOT work with the door open.
The above is pretty much an in home repair techicians check list for the symptom you describe.
If you discover that you have an automatic defrosting problem I will need you MAKE & MODEL number via your next response here so I can tell you what you can do to troubleshoot. (
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Feb 28, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Ice maker not working and freezer not cold enough, food is not frozen solid, but ice we put in tray does not melt completelyu


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator
Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Feb 05, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Freezer is cold but refrigeator is not


Hi. You listed this under microwaves but talk about a refrigerator. We can talk generic terms but really need your model number to assist you properly. In the mean time... unplug the unit remove the freezer contents and place a flan blowing into the freezer compartment for at least 2 hours. It will make a mess but necessary for troubleshooting so be ready with the rags and mop. After 2 hours reload the freezer and return the unit to service by plugging it in. If the problem seems to have ceased then your refrigerator has an automatic defrosting problem. Mind you the problem will resurface in as little as 2 to 3 days if there is an automatic defrosting problem. If you need more assistance PLEASE include your make and model number with any response.

Kelly


Aug 20, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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My refigerator and freezer are not cooling enough


You could call for service. It is commonly possible that there was a loss of gas, or the thermostat is defective, or the compressor is weak. The refridgeration service man should be able to check for all of this.

Jerry G.

Apr 13, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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