I am having a weird problem with my fridge. The freezer freezes but the fridge is warm. I have made shure all air access ports and doors are clear. The condenser isnt frozen, turned the fridge all the way up, condenser fan working, coils are clean, fan in freezer clean and working, lights up, and I get water get ice, and the frozen stuff is froze, but the fresh food side is warm about 50 degrees F. What do I check next. Thank-you for any advice/help you can give
This is for a General Electric Refrigerator model number TBX22ZLG. My freezer is working fine but the main refrigerator section is only chilling to about 48 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit. I suspect that something is blocking the cold air from circulating well into the main refrigerator. I have been trying to find a repair manual online for my refrigerator but having no luck finding it. I am looking for a help in finding a manual and/or help with troubleshooting and fixing this problem. Thanks!
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Its defrost problem, the freezer should cool,
then freeze, then defrost cycle should start. In your case freezer is cooling,
then freezing, but its not defrosting. That's why fridge section is not
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Is this a self defrost model? Frost inside the freezer could be an air leak around the door gasket. Remove the back panel in the freezer and completely defrost the coils. Is the fan running in the freezer. That will make the frig not be cool. With the door closed peek in the gasket to make sure the light is shutting off, this will warm a frig also. Eric
well i have the exact same refrigerator but opposite problem.... the freezer works but the entire refridgerator is a freezer....why is the fridge part freezing everything. This appeared to happen after the power went out and the entire fridge is a freezer now.
if your freezer is still freezing fine, except for perhaps a slight softening of ice cream. this is a good sign. the second fan you are looking for is located behind the back wall of the freezer, emptying the freezer will gain you access to the screws to remove he panel. you should be able to hear the fan blowing when the freezer door is opened.if indeed the fan is blowing you may have frost building up on the rear panel, this would indicate a defrost problem( unit not self defrosting) and so much frost has built up that the air flow has been restricted to the refrig compartment
just called in a sears technician 150 dollar bill that was an easy fix.
he says my bottom freezer kenmore fridge with warm fridge problem was
due to the pathway being blocked by ice and garbage which is common
with these fridges. he took off cover from the fridge bottom and poured
boiling water down to the freezer. try that before you replace any
parts or call in a tech. next time im getting a top freezer because the
blower is on the top not in the middle with the bottom freezers and
thus more problem prone.
I can offer a suggestion. It sounds like you have a plugged defrost
drain line. This is where the water goes to in the bottom of your
freezer when it goes through the defrost (removal of ice from the
freezer coil) cycle. It sounds like that hole is plugged and now the
water/ice has now frozen in the vent that lets air circulate down into
your refrigerator compartment. What I usually do in this case is to
unplug the refrigerator, empty out the freezer compartment. Usually I
also end up either pulling off the back panel or the bottom panel (in
the freezer compartment) Looking for that defrost drain hole and
thawing it out with a heat gun (be careful of melting plastic) or
actually I use a hair dryer. I can sometimes do this also by pouring
small amounts of HOT tap water onto it and then sopping/absorbing it
away with a sponge or dishcloth. I repeat this until I get the water to
go down the drain tube
See if cold air is coming out of the air diffuser top-back freezer side of fridge. A common problem is a bad air diffuser assembly. Sometimes it may freeze closed and break when it tries to cycle. The freezer usually works fine.