I have a side by side fridge and the freezer side not cold enough.I cleaned all the radiator and the whole fridge,The Thermonstate was set at maximium .The fan is ruuning in the freezer.What else can it be?
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Re: Freezer not cold enough
Check freezer for frost build up on back wall and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing,
check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, controls should be in the middle setting,
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setting the freezer at 7 opens the baffle from the freezer to the fridge to make the fridge colder. It works completely opposite than a person would think. Feel in the back of the fridge with it on this setting. The freezer is dumping all its cold air into the fridge thus equalizing the two parts. if you move the selector to 1, you should feel the air from the freezer cut off in the fresh food compartment. try a setting in the middle and let sit for 24 hours. Hope this helps
assuming fan now working. clean out vents/ drain holes (make sure no ice in bottom of freezer or in fridge unit)i.e. a total defrost.then check door seals all okay(no air leaks) if unit was trying to defrost itself and you reset to colder it will need to reset itself.....
Cleaned the condenser coils which were dusty but not severely so. Checked the evaporator coils which were NOT iced. Reset the fridge to coldest setting and freezer to #5 (mid range of temperature) and waited a full 36 hours. Fridge temp is 40 F and freezer is about 0F. Not sure what is different except coldest setting on fridge. Warm weather is here but not warm enough to require AC. Temps in late afternoon in house about 77-80F. Any thoughts are appreciated because I suspect this problem is not completely resolved.
too much ice bulid up will stop enough cold air being blown into the fridge.Try turning it off letting all ice melt then turn it back on again and set thermostat at a lower temp.There may be ice you can't see.
do you have any frost build up it the freezer back wall... fan blowing in freezer and in back ...condeser coils clean... if all the above is ok ...must have temp. sensor or themostate cold control problem