The freezer side of this model is still working very well. But, the refrigerator side barely keeps foods cool. We cannot keep items such as milk in this refrigerator. The lowest drawer (for meats) will slightly freeze items on the end closest to the freezer. The ice maker isn't working, but water does flow through the door dispenser. We think the line may be plugged due to hard water, and we do not currently have a softener. The fans seem to be blowing fine. The refrigerator is about 12 years old. Any suggestions?
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Re: Admiral model #rswa278a
Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if
there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not
defrosting as it should.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice
melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if
is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above
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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...
in most self defrosting refrigerators..when the fresh food is warm, but freezer is ok...the first thing to look at is...a frosted or froze over evaporator in freezer. this is because, the cold air comes from freezer into ff section. it comes in and drops to floor of ff and is drawn back into freezer thru coil and if its frozen,,,no air can circulate...remove rear freezer panel and look for ice blockage
There are several other things. A fan motor not coming on will do this.. a stuck closed baffle in ff section can keep air out. check it and if froze up..there is a reason, and you need to find out why or it will happen again...check heater, defrost thermostat, check defrost control
I can tell you if it can be fixed by you or if you need service. Just answer a few questions as we go through this. Pull away from wall and remove the lower panel. Feel top of compressor and see if too hot to keep your hand there or cool. Let me know if freezer fan and fan below are running. Answer those and that will help me answer your questions, Thanks Sea Breeze
I believe your defrost control board is defective part number 0165748 You can visit my site below and enter the part number or the model number GC2224GEK in the search feature. We also offer free help, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Does freezer cool like the cold food section? Did this suddenly happen, and frozen food began to thaw? Most freezers control the cooling in the cold food section. The freezer must work fine before the cold food section will work fine. Let us know more, Thanks JT