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Fridge is hot while freezer works fine

Hi , fridge is not cooling but the freeze works fine. I cleaned the coils on the bottom , when i open the freezer cold air blows out of the fridge when i close the freezer it stops, i know whave a tub sticking out of the freezer so the fridge gets cool air ,, dont know how long this will last ,, thanks for any help

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  • quadfour Aug 23, 2007

    also was told i need a new gasket around fridge not sure if im being taken , ill wait to see if it happens again ,, there was alot of ice build up ,, great advise thanks....

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Both fridge & freezer. Only very bottom of freezer works.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Fridge stopped cooling. I cleaned the coils, which were dirty, but still not cooling.

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Defrost for 24hrs with doors open, turn back on it will then work ok. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

  • Tony Coultrip Aug 23, 2007

    If the door seal is faulty it will allow warm humid air to enter freezer and cause the icing up of the air ways, simple test, place a high powered torch in freezer, close dor and see if you can see any light around the seal edges where it contacts the frame, if not it is ok, if there is then replace the seal asap.
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