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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Laurie a lot of people forget to leave the fridge and freezer door open slightly and the water from defrost hiding behind the rear wall of the freezer will keep the inside of freezer and fridge damp this will cause the freezer fan motor to rust and stop air circulation. Can you provide a model number? Thanks John Tripp Appliance 911 Contact me Here
is temp or freezer control turned all the way up? set frig / freezer control in middle and wait 24 hours. do you feel cool air going in freezer from vent? if not change control as stated and see if you have air flow. control door to frig may also be broken or stuck
if its cooling but the fridge side is too cold then the damper door that control the cold air from the freezer to the fridge side is stuck open and not closing when the fridge is no longer calling for cold air
Assuming that both freezer and refrigerator temperatures have risen and the humming sound that you heard was followed by a sudden click more than likely the start device on the compressor has gone bad. This is a common problem with all Whirlpool refrigerators (KitchenAid is Whirlpools top of the line product and suffers the same problem).
Freezer not getting cold, then defrost problem is rare, it can be compressor issue.If freezer getting cold but fridge not getting cold, then yes it can be defrost problem.
The procedure of this unit
is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section.
When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning.
In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in
the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge section
gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in
that section the damper is located.---------- But in your problem, you mentioned, in that freezer section is not stating cooling.So the compressor can be the issue.But still try reset procedure and see, if that is helping.Try manual defrost reset
procedure: ----First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely.
Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the
coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water
from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet
after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section.
It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check,
if the problem returns again.If still the same problem, then the compressor has to be inspected.
you can get the required
parts from online sites like:---
from searspartsdirect online site.---------This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.