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Question DetailsAsked on 5/31/2017

My Electrolux Refrigerator is not cooling but air is blowing in the freezer

4 weeks ago my Electrolux Refrigerator was not cooling and freezer panel had lots of ice so I turned off the fridge and manually defrosted the freezer. It worked fine for three weeks and suddenly stopped cooling again so I defrosted again but now it is not cooling after plugging it back. Fan seems to be blowing in the freezer and air is entering but it is not cold air.

1.Checked the coils and they are not dirty 2. Condenser seems to be warm when touched 3. fan seems to be working in the back

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Are you sure you turned it back on from OFF or DEFROST setting, or it is has a defrost switch that you turn off or push in has that been reset to run ? And temperature control set right if you moved it during the cleaning/defrosting (most people turn it down to warmest setting so the unit does not run while cleaning).


If compressor is running and working, you should be able to feel cold and usually see frosting on parts of the freezer walls, showing it is cooling. If not, is the compressor running - can you hear it kick on when you leave the door open for a minute or so ? if not, make sure it is plugged in right and that the light is coming on (to prove you have power) - if you have power, temperature and defrost sqitch are good, and compressor is not running then you likely have a compressor failure, solenoid/stater condensor failure, or a refrigerant leak.


If you are getting excessive ice buildup, door not closing all the way or leaking door seal is a likely cause, though low refrigerant gas can also cause freezeup until it leaks out so much the unit can no longer cool. When that happens the compressor will run continuously, or until it overheats and the temperature protection shuts it off. Some automatically reset, many do not - you have to push a reset button on the compressor - maybe that is what happened to you.


Either way, if the above does not solve it for you, sounds like time for an Appliance Repair - Large tech to taks a look at it and give you a repair estimate - also time to find another home for your food or start buying dry ice to preserve it till the reefer is workiing again.

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