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After power outage, freezer working, but fridge did not cool again

I am a renter with landlord in another state and can't wait days for help. THANKS

T-storms last night and apparently only the fridge and computer(of course) outlets failed. Were on this AM, but everything in fridge = room temp, but everything in freezer frozen. Friends said just wait and it will cool. 5 hours later it had not -

Took everything out of the freezer to find vents at back were all covered in ice. Took plastic implement and carefully cleaned out about a cup of powdered ice. So far (30 minutes) do not notice any cooling in fridge nor feeling of cool air coming down into fridge. The fan in freezer is going strong and all has stayed frozen in there.

Should I call someone or just wait or ? THANKS SO MUCH

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Try to wait for couple of hours. If it still does the same thing, better call someone to check the freon and fan..

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How long was the power out...

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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    kristopher betzler Aug 18, 2008

    if the power was out for a while the freezer will defrost some ...not the inside but around the inner liner and fill the transfer register with liquid the when the power is restored it will freeze suddenly and block cool air to the frig.
    putt your stuff in coolers if you have any, turn off the frig let it thaw. 6 hours or so maybe less. then turn it back on that should fix it.
    i have run in to this before.


  • kristopher betzler
    kristopher betzler Aug 18, 2008

    if it worked fine before the outage the coolant and fan are fine ...you say the fan is going so that is good.
    freon is no longer used. do to (epa).


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