Hi, I just got a new Oster refrigerator and I connected it about 5 hours ago. It is cooling ok but the sides of the cabinet are really warm to the touch, even hot in some areas. Is this normal? Nothing in the manual addresses this. I do have it plugged into a surge protector with a 9 foot cord going to the wall outlet. The manual says not to use an extension cord but I didn't think that would include a surge protector type cord.
I just bought it from bestbuys for $99. It does get really hot when I have the setting on high, but it is still warm when i have it at 1/2 power...warmer than I would like it to be. I connect it straight to the wall outlet.
The temp. may be higher due to ambient temps.
The frige came with messed up box, paint defects...so I thought that it was a decfect/return...but I guess it may be normal for it to get so hot.
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I see that you are having trouble with your Frigidaire compact refrigerator, model# FRT045GB, and it not cooling. I also see that you have reset your refrigerator, by unplugging it, and it works fine for two weeks, then you have to repeat resetting it. I suggest contacting either the manufacturer or your local authorized technician for further assistance. They should be able to better assist as to why your refrigerator cools for a few weeks and then you have to unplug it for it to cool a couple more. Hope this is helpful.
If you hear the compressor running, then the overload and relay are O.K. It can be one of three things.
1. Leak developed in system.
2. Restriction internal in the refrigerator sealed system.
3. Valves in compressor failed, which would not provide any pumping action for the refrigerant.
None of these items are practical repairs on a compact. But if it's under warranty (under 5 years old), check with the selling dealer for warranty claim.
P.S. Does not apply if coils were punctured.
If it's new (under 5 years of age) it is under factory warranty, if it's a sealed system failure. Bad compressor, refrigerant leaks, or restrictions in the connecting tubing. Contact Sears with complete model and serial number.
If freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow. You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model
I have a Magic Chef 3.6 cu. ft. Model#mcbr3605 thats 3 years old and has stopped working. When I plug it in you hear it start then you hear a "click" and it turns off. If you leave it plugged in the compressor gets hot. Can this be fixed or is it trash ? Thanks in advance.