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Since you stand to loose all the food I would call a service tech ASAP. But here are the most common reasons for the problem you have.
Cause 1 The Evaporator Coils are Frosted Over
The defrost heater assembly turns on a few times throughout the day to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the defrost heater assembly is defective, frost will continue to accumulate on the evaporator coils, and the coils will become plugged with frost. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, the airflow through the coils will be restricted, causing the refrigerator not to cool. Check the evaporator coils to determine if they are frosted over. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, test each component of the defrost system.
Cause 2 Evaporator Fan Motor
The evaporator fan motor draws cold air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throughout the freezer. If the evaporator fan is not working, the freezer or refrigerator will not cool adequately. To determine if the evaporator fan motor is defective, try turning the fan blade by hand. If the fan blade does not turn freely, replace the fan motor. Additionally, if the motor is unusually noisy, replace it. Finally, if the motor does not run at all, use a multimeter to test the motor windings for continuity. If the windings do not have continuity, replace the evaporator fan motor..
Cause 3 Damper Control Assembly
The air damper control opens and closes to let the proper amount of cold air into the refrigerator compartment. If the damper does not open properly, it won't let enough cold air into the refrigerator. Check the damper control to determine if it is broken or stuck closed.
The ice usually makes a fan noisy by filling the cavity it needs to move the blades in. check if this is the case, if there is no obstruction and the fan motor itself is noisy it needs to be replaced or serviced, servicing parts is trickier to find than the little motor it self.
To clear the ice just let the fridge stand for a few hours and to help the process speed up you can spray the evaporator with luke warm water.
fridge is running but not cold enough: Start out with the easy
stuff first...make sure the lights go out when you close the door(s), make sure the doors
are closing properly and the gaskets are closing fully and are not torn or ripped. Check to make sure the evaporator
fan in the freezer is working, this fan blows the cold air around. If the fan is not
working, possible bad fan motor - check for power to
The most common fridge "not cooling" problem
is a frost free failure. Remove the access panel in the freezer section to expose the
evaporator coils. If the coils in the freezer section get plugged up with frost, this frost will block the evaporator fan
motor from blowing the cold air around. The fan blade can also hit this frost and either
become noisy or stop altogether. Locating the defrost timer can be tricky....they are often hidden behind the back bottom corners of the
fridge at the bottom, in the last few years the timers have been located in the ceiling of the fresh food section, and some are behind the cold control cover. Once you locate the
defrost timer, slowly turn the screw likeknob
in the middle of the defrost timer with a straight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off.
You are now in defrost. If the defrost heater (s)
comes on now, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater(s) does not
come on, you can continuity test the defrost heater
for continuity or test for 120 volts to the heater(s). If you have
no power to the defrost heater (s) you can also
bypass the defrost thermostat to see if the defrost heater will come on, jumper the wires together to bypass the defrost
thermostat. If the heater now comes on, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat.
If the heater itself is bad, defrost the fridge with a hair dryer, replace the defrost heater (s) and
defrost thermostat. If the defrost timer seems
"hot" to the touch or is noisy ( like a ticking or screeching noise )...replace
if the left side of your fridge is the freezer compartment , chances are you have a bad circulation fan . I would suggest replacing the fan motor assembly . The circulation fan is located at the rear of the freezer mounted to the evaporator cover .
where is the noise? inside or outside? inside maybe the evaporator fan motor. hitting somethig> wire . get a tech to double check not dangerous. outside. noise compressor dont replace. have to live like that or replace the whole fridge. or condenser fan motor. call atech for replaced
Hi, It sounds to me like the evaporator fan motor is faulty. They will quit working after they make a noise like that, bearings and windings.You have a door switch that stops the fan when you open the door, that opens the contacts on the motor. It should have come back on when closing door. Now you say it has quit cooling,so if this motor has not come back on and is not running quietly, it will need to be removed and replaced.It may be difficult for you if you are going to do this yourself, but if your up to it, you can save yourself some $.You can buy a new one at an appliance parts house, or get all of the info from you're unit and go online to order one.They have universal motors to fit also.It would be a 120volt sealed motor with a plastic or aluminum blade.Try and remove it yourself if you are able, if not you will need to call out the tech which can get costly. Best of Luck to you and please keep me posted.Have a good night, Sincerely, Shastalaker7