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My freezer works but the refrigerator does not cool. At times if here what I think is the compressor running. There is a motor with a fan blade attached that I do not see running, would this have anything to do with the problem?

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  • rushcalkins Sep 01, 2008

    the motor with the fan blade sits next to the compessor in the back of the refrigerator. If this is not the problem what could it be?

  • rushcalkins Sep 01, 2008

    IS THE CONDENENSOR FAN YOU MENTIONED NEXT TO THE COMPRESSOR/

  • rushcalkins Sep 01, 2008

    could the condenensor fan be the same one i mentioned and does it set next to the copressor? does run all of the time the compressor runs?

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Defected DEFROST HEATER can cause frost build up on the panel at the back of the freezer,and freezer stop cooling and ice frozen on unit so air could not flow to refrigerator side.Water will coming out caused of unbalanced freezing,and causing the flooding of water in the floor. You must change this defroster heater assembly so it will works normal again..
Heavy Frost on the Coils
This is good! This indicates a defrosting system failure which is a simple control problem. It also means that the sealed system (compressor, evaporator coil, and all associated tubing) is fine as wine in summertime. Defrost system problems are easy fixes that anyone with a pulse can do with maybe just a little help from their friends. The problem will either be the defrost timer (or Adaptive Defrost Control board, if so equipped), the defrost thermostat, or the defrost heater. To locate these parts in your fridge, check out these cool, interactive parts diagrams.
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G'day mate

Yes,if you have a condenser fan then it should run when the compressor is running ,and may even run when it is not as well depending on the type of fridge/freezer it is. Do you have any more information on it, sounds like a commercial built in type unit. The freezer may be cooling, but to what degree. If it is only getting to -5 degrees, this is not enough and the fridge will be proportionately higher in temp. maybe even up to 15 degrees. is the fan motor seized or able to turn freely. . Is it getting supply voltage, is it a capacitor start type. if you give it a poke with a stick, can you get it to spin up normally when the compressor is running. Check these things out and we can go from there.

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  • Check the temperature setting
  • Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the refrigerator
  • Check for air flow restrictions in vents
  • Test the temperature control
  • Clean the condensor coils
  • Check the door seals
  • Test the door switch
  • Test defrost heater
  • Test defrost timer
  • Test evaporator fan
  • Check for a clogged drain tube
  • Check for refrigerant leak
  • Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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      In most refrigerator freezers the refrigerator gets its cold from the freezer. The evaporator fan circulates air over the coils in the freezer and cold air circulates into the refrigerator through vents. If the vents are blocked or closed, then the fridge will not get cold enough but the freezer will. If neither is cold enough, then the number of possibilities increases.

      Lowering the freezer temperature will increase the cooling cycle activity. Setting the refrigerator temperature may have little affect on the cooling cycles because it simply changes the vent opening size. Decreasing the fridge temperature opens the vents more and increases air circulation from the freezer.

      The temperature can be adjusted using the controls found inside the refrigerator or freezer. The ideal freezer temperature is about 0 to 5 degrees (F) and about 38 degrees (F) for the fridge.

      Measure the temperature by placing a cup of water with a cooking thermometer into the refrigerator for about 2 hours or more.

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    The freezer and the fridge are cooled by the same system, air is moved to the fridge by a fan from the freezer, either the circulation fan is defective or the fridge thermostat is defective.

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    Check this link


    http://repair2000.com/refrig.html

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    You need to replace the freon. That's definitely the problem.

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    HI,

    If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

    First, answer these questions:

    • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”


    • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.


    Next, see if the compressor motor is running

    The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

    If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor


  • The Thermostat


  • The overload, relay, or capacitor


  • The defrost timer


  • The condenser fan motor

  • Posted on Sep 01, 2008

    • Priya darshan Sep 01, 2008

      Can you let me know the make and model no. of your refrigerator so that i can give you a diagram for it.

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