Yes, the problem is most likely with the "ADAPTIVE DEFROST ENCL.
61005988. I just watched my repair guy fix our fridge with this same problem ($232.75 later). What is happening, is that the freezer coil no longer defrost itself. Cold air cannot then blow into the refrigerator side anymore. To fix, remove cover at the bottom of the freezer and manually defrost the coils with warm water ... use bath towels at bottom of freezer to soak up the water. Replace the cover and then go to the refrigerator side. Remove the plastic cover at the top of the compartment to access ("ADAPTIVE DEFROST ENCL.
61005988).. This is a small plastic box measuring 3 1/8" x 3 3/4". Simply un-plug the wires, and plug- in the new unit, then re-assemble with just a few screws. The retail cost of the part is $92 from the appliance guy, but you can probably find it on the net far cheaper.It's a really easy job that can be done by anyone slightly handy ...and you will probably save yourself at least $100 in the process. The next time this happens, I know what to do. It shouldn't take more than 1/2 hour for the whole process. If you mess up (which I'm pretty sure you won't) you should save some dis-assembly labor for your technician and some $ in the process. It's really easy to fix!
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Bea, try this. UNPLUG the refrigerator for 12 hours and keep the fridge and freezer doors open. You might lose some food. NOW you will find some water under the fridge. clean that and now power up the fridge. Make sure you hear the motor working. Your fridge will start cooling. Keep at recommended temp.
the damper vent door between the freezer and fridge section isnt opening up to let cold air in from the freezer side to cool the fridge side,its behind a plastic grille near the top between the 2 compartments,there is also an evaporator fan near this and it also needs to be operating to move the cool air
Check compressor is running with exact current (Amps). Keep your hand on discharge line on condenser coil to feel warm. If no warm means no gas in the system. If warm and no whistling sound in freezer means system under chocked. If no gas, find leak an arrest it. Vacuum and do gas charging. If chocked, release all gas, flush out the system, replace filter drier, vacuum and recharge gas. Helpful?
Possible that the vent is getting blocked to prevent the cool air to be blown into the fridge section. So make sure that the auto defrost is working, if not check the auto defrost timer section, the fan, the heaters.
make sure that the thermostat is set to normal.
Finally shut off the fridge for 6-8 hours and see if the cooling resumes. If so the defrost section must be revisited
I have a side by side jenn-air refrigerator, the freezer compartment working fine and making ice like it should, however the refrigerator compartmant is not cooling, no cold air is felt, I need advise.
hi thanks for the question the freezer is more than likely frosted up now with the door left open the drain hose from freezer is clogged shut down let thaw remove panel at the back of fridge allow 24 hrs to thaw clean out the drain tube re level the fridge so that if the door is left open the door will close by its self raise the front legs to achieve this thanks the appliance doc
make sure the two vents inside freezer and refridgerator nside are not blocked....normal range is approx -15 to + 15 in freezer,...and 37-42 in fridge...take temp readings inside of both....a full freezer and fridge retian colder temp more...
Sounds like the evap fan is not running. The fan takes cold air from the freezer to cool the refer compartment. If the freezer is cold the compressor is running. Generally the freezer will stay cold since the cooling coils are there but it must have the fan working to get the air up to the refer area. Pull everything out the freezer and take the back panel off to view the coils and fan, etc. It's a simple easy job to change the fan. If you find the coils are a total block of ice then it's another problem... the defrost cycle isn't working. Sooo... see if the fan is running in the freezer compartment first.
for fan location, item 18 is the fan motor. Let us know what you find out.