Question about Admiral 26 cu. ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Admiral model #rswa278a

The freezer side of this model is still working very well. But, the refrigerator side barely keeps foods cool. We cannot keep items such as milk in this refrigerator. The lowest drawer (for meats) will slightly freeze items on the end closest to the freezer. The ice maker isn't working, but water does flow through the door dispenser. We think the line may be plugged due to hard water, and we do not currently have a softener. The fans seem to be blowing fine. The refrigerator is about 12 years old. Any suggestions?

Posted by Anonymous on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    There isn't any frost or ice in the freezer, anywhere. Could it still be one of the three items?

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    We will check that idea. Thanks for all of your help!!! :)

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Kenmore elite refrigerator food is freezing in meat drawer and water dispenser will not work

×

Ad

1 Answer

Mike Durland

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 481 Answers

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. 

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Aug 08, 2008

    the next thing i would do is to clean the coils under the machine and make sure the airflow is not obstructed at all. check fan under the machine make sure it is running.

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My GE 2008 side by side , the freezer is working but the food storage is not help ?


one of 2 things can be wrong,#1) if theres a heavy frost buildup on the rear inside wall of the freezer compartment then its a defrost issue,which will block air flow to the refrigerator side,take off back panel and test defrost heater and thermostat both on evaporator coil for continuity,thermostat has to be below 32 degrees to test good,most of the time its the hearter on G.E.. #2)if no frost buildup,then check the damper vent door between the freezer and refrigerator compartments and make sure its not stuck or broken shut and can no longer open and close to keep temperatures in refrigerator cold

Sep 29, 2012 | GE GSL22JFR Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Hi my side by side wards refrigerator and freezer doesnt always get cold enough some times it will make ice and keep milk cold and other times wont make anything cold. it spoils milk one day and next day...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

'; ';

Jul 07, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have a montegormery wart side by side regrig and freezer. The freezer working wonderful, however refrig barely keeping items cool


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold


heatman101

Jan 29, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Refrig. Won't keep food cold but the freezer works fine. Milk spoils after 3 days in the refrigerator. What's wrong? The thermastat was supposely changed?


If the thermostat has been replaced, then I would take a look at the dampers between the refrigerator and the freezer. Here is why....
All the cooling takes place in the freezer section of the unit, there are passageways with dampers that connect the freezer section to the refrigerator section. If these dampers get stuck in a certain position you will either have not enough cooling or to much cooling. This sounds like it is your issue. Hope this helps.

May 07, 2010 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Freezer is very cold, refrigerator not cooling on Maytag side-by-


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with yourrefrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101
s

Nov 25, 2009 | Maytag MZD2766GES Side by Side...

1 Answer

Fridge not keeping food cold.


When you open door to freezer do you hear a fan inside that compartment blowing? If you don't the fan motor is shot and will need to be replaced.

Nov 24, 2008 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Admiral 26 cu. ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator Logo

385 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Admiral Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4656 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

jasbo
jasbo

Level 3 Expert

2239 Answers

Are you an Admiral Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...