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The RT30MBSS freezer works fine but the lower compartment is not cool even when setting is at the coldest. What can be done to fix the problem DIY?

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SOURCE: Fridge does not cool below 40 degrees

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Hi, Have you noticed an ice or frost build up at all in the freezer section. Is the freezer holding a zero to 5 above temp?
I will try to help you though this. please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

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Switch off completely for a day and give a good defrost. If when you retry and it still does not cool,(assuming the compressor is running) then you have either got a blockage or an internal leak. Need to then get a technician to sort out.

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SOURCE: freezer is fine but the lower compartment is just

Firstly turn you temperature setting to the MIDDLE in between cold and coldest. This will allow cold air coming from your freezer to go into your fridge. if this does not seem to change your problem, check to see if the air vent at the back, top of the fridge is allowing air to flow from the freezer to the fridge. if there is no air flowing there may be a clogged ice drain or pan. usually if this is clogged you can unplug your fridge for 24 hours with the doors open. and it will manually melt the ice buid up.hope this helps

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Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge not cooling, freezer not freezing even on coldest settings

Hi,
From what you are describing, you have a refrigerant leak. The freon has leaked from the system, The compressor will still run and evrything looks fine. To double check you will have to have someone hookup gauges to the system and verify that the charge is lost.
It may be possible to find and repair the leak. This is not always possible as some of the system is virtually inaccessible in many refrigerators.
Make sure if you do have someone repair the system that they evacuate the system very well and do a good vacum test before recharging the system.

This should help you to solve your problem.
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Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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