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Whirlpool side by side refrigerator not cooling

Freezer is fine the refrigrator is 50-65 does not get colder than 50.the evaporator fan is working but it seems to be blowing very little air

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    freezer is not freezing and refigerator is not producing cold air. Refrigerator temp. is an average of 60 degrees.

  • bobbygunn Sep 25, 2008

    50 degrees in the refrigerator. Freezer, freon cycle, fans, are all working fine. The only things left are a clock type mechanism and the thermostat for the refrigerator that has a tube attached to its back that wraps around where the cold air comes in from the freezer side. It must be one of these two things, but what do they do?

  • Tom Frazee Nov 14, 2008

    I have a GE Model # TPH21 PRSM WW refrigerator that is doing the same thing. The freezer is cooling fine at 10 degrees. But the reefer is a warm 50 degrees. The evap fan seems to be working ok but I did notice that the baffle between the two is closed. What do I do? I need some cooling quick. Please advise

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    i have Goldstar GR202DDP Model. it is running some days, Then the compressor getting hot, whole system automatic stop. any one help tosolve this problem.

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First off open reefer door put your hand on the diffuser at top left corner where the air comes in if nothing try to open door if air comes in the return vent is clogged if still nothing try to check if the diffuser is opening up. also make sure there is no ice buildup on evap coils.

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Check t/stat or temprature controler and check the gasket for air leak.
thanks

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It might have a defrost problem check timer heaters and defrost limiter if it has a build up of ice in the freezer on back panel if not try turning the control for the food caompartment to let more cold into the food compartment

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SOURCE: whirlpool side by side refrigerator not cooling

Hello danielscynt,
Welcome to Fixya,

You said, freezer is fine the refrigerator is 50-65 does not get colder than 50.the evaporator fan is working but it seems to be blowing very little air
Have a 1998 Hotpoint Model # CTX16CAZDRAD Serial # ZS738209. The refrigerator is not cooling. Temp is at 66 degrees with setting at 5. The Freezer is working, but it seems to be running all the time. Please help!

There are a few things that come to mind!

The Freezer is working, but it seems to be running all the time, you said!.
This could be a bad thermostat!

But lets try some simple maintenance first!
Is your freezer packed too the hilt with packages???????
Where the articles cover the air vents in the freezer?

The freezer and the fridge share the cold air and the passages must not be blocking the cold air from moving out of the freezer!.Search your freezer !

Also your fridge is 10 years old!
Did you ever remove the plastic grille at the bottom of the fridge along the front, and GENTLY run a refrigerator brush along the black metal tubes running back and forth under the fridge?
( You can buy this brush at any hardware store $10.)
They must not be covered in ten years of lint and dust. These narrow tubes carry the freon and run in this parallel fashion back and forth, so they are cooled by the air being **** through them.
if not and they overheat your fridge will get warm.

If the tubes are found to be covered or submerged in dust sometimes I have found them one to two inches thick in dust, and sometimes they are even not visible until you clean the dust out.
Then it will take 10 to 24 hours for the system to get back to full working temperature again. As long as the heat did not cause permanent damage!

if these are not the answer, then you may need a hands on diagnoses!
BUT, most of the time these two things are what I find!

Let me know how it goes!!!!!!!!

Thank You for asking my advice!
Huuum
Please remember to leave a rating for me!

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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Hello danielscynt,
Welcome to Fixya,

You said, freezer is fine the refrigerator is 50-65 does not get colder than 50.the evaporator fan is working but it seems to be blowing very little air
Have a 1998 Hotpoint Model # CTX16CAZDRAD Serial # ZS738209. The refrigerator is not cooling. Temp is at 66 degrees with setting at 5. The Freezer is working, but it seems to be running all the time. Please help!

There are a few things that come to mind!

The Freezer is working, but it seems to be running all the time, you said!.
This could be a bad thermostat!

But lets try some simple maintenance first!
Is your freezer packed too the hilt with packages???????
Where the articles cover the air vents in the freezer?

The freezer and the fridge share the cold air and the passages must not be blocking the cold air from moving out of the freezer!.Search your freezer !

Also your fridge is 10 years old!
Did you ever remove the plastic grille at the bottom of the fridge along the front, and GENTLY run a refrigerator brush along the black metal tubes running back and forth under the fridge?
( You can buy this brush at any hardware store $10.)
They must not be covered in ten years of lint and dust. These narrow tubes carry the freon and run in this parallel fashion back and forth, so they are cooled by the air being **** through them.
if not and they overheat your fridge will get warm.

If the tubes are found to be covered or submerged in dust sometimes I have found them one to two inches thick in dust, and sometimes they are even not visible until you clean the dust out.
Then it will take 10 to 24 hours for the system to get back to full working temperature again. As long as the heat did not cause permanent damage!

if these are not the answer, then you may need a hands on diagnoses!
BUT, most of the time these two things are what I find!

Let me know how it goes!!!!!!!!

Thank You for asking my advice!
Huuum
Please remember to leave a rating for me!

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