Question about Refrigerators
Before changing anything, please try performing a complete defrost. Do this by leaving the unit disconnected from power .
If the unit restarts cooling after defrost, then problem was defrost system or damper (ventilation) system. Those are the most common reasons for insufficient cooling.
In that case if there is a faulty part in the defrost system you will get the problem again in few days or weeks. In that case defrost thermostat, timer, element and fan must be tested. Here an example showing testing on a different model. Testing is the same with your fridge.Part location is different. To locate parts see the link at the bottom of this comment. Here general procedure to test and repair a defrost system: When the fridge is not cooling ...
If the unit does not restart cooling after defrost, then the problem is different. The most common occurrence is probably a defective capacitor. The capacitor is mounted on the compressor. Its function is helping the compressor to kick on and run by ensuring a charge reservoir. The capacitor is less than $20. Check defrost first.
There are more problems that can cause no cooling, but they are not really common. Check the defrost system. If defrost system is OK try replacing run capacitor.
Here all parts and diagrams for this model.
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
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