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Maybe dampervis shut between fridge and freezer. If it’s new, call warranty service

Refrigerators | 252 views | 1 helpful votes

well for 42 years its done good. it's more than likely the gas needs replacing if the motor is still working, surprising to see one still going this long.

GE Refrigerators | 204 views | 1 helpful votes

Check the drain line by looking from the back of the refrigerator and make sure it is running into the drain pan. Also check to make sure the drain line isnt stopped up or the pan is over flowing with water. If That checks ok if you have an ice maker and water dispenser you will have a water line hooked to the back of fridge, make sure it isnt leaking at connection then it runs up through the side of the door to the ice maker. Also after the ice makes it fills a trough with water maker sure that isnt pulled out and the water is pouring down. Most common thing is if you have moved the fridge lately the drain line got moved and isnt draining in pan just pouring onto floor. Most of the time it is a drain related issue.

Refrigerators | 232 views | 1 helpful votes

I think your guess is right. You can verify the problem by checking the evaporation tray at the bottom. If it is bone-dry, nothing is draining into it.

KitchenAid... | 348 views | 2 helpful votes

Clogged defrost drain. Thaw it out and remove any obstructions

Refrigerators | 305 views | 1 helpful votes

Probably defective ice maker. Also could be water valve, but typically it’s the IM

Liebherr... | 200 views | 2 helpful votes

Side-by-side refrigerators typically have a defrost system that automatically defrosts the freezer periodically. The freezer stops cooling to turn on the defrost heater, but should resume cooling after about an hour. If the timer fails, the freezer will never defrost and ice will continue to build up on the coils, stopping all air glow over the coils. This will prevent the freezer from cooling properly and it will give the impresdion that it's failing. Only the freezer cools, the air is circulated into the refrigerator and cools it (only less so) which gives thd appearance that it's working properly (except it's probably not cooling to the proper temperature of ~40° F.).
The fix is to replace the defrost timer. If you can locate its location on your unit, it usually involves unscrewing and unplugging the old unit and installing the new one. You will need you brand and model number when you get a new one.

Frigidaire... | 194 views | 1 helpful votes

Test fan motor to be sure it’s getting voltage. Replace fan motor if it’s getting power.

Refrigerators | 237 views | 1 helpful votes

Heater and bi-metal defrost thermostat can be tested for continuity with an ohm meter. If both of them are good, then board is bad.

KitchenAid... | 324 views | 1 helpful votes

Sounds like unit not getting cold enough to freeze ice. Maybe Blockage or leak in sealed system.

Magic Chef... | 339 views | 1 helpful votes

Evaporator fan may not be working or may be a defrost problem.

Zanussi... | 339 views | 1 helpful votes

do you see 2 compressors if so one is bust.

Samsung... | 167 views | 0 helpful votes

it is located inside the plastic door seal

Refrigerators | 406 views | 1 helpful votes

yes, compressors wear over time but usually last 10 - 20 years +, but there are always premature failures. A fridge working in a very hot climate also works harder.

GE Refrigerators | 93 views | 1 helpful votes

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