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Question DetailsAsked on 6/7/2013

refridgerator repair

main section is warm, but freezer remains cold

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The fan that blows cold air from the freezer compartment to the refrigerated compartment is probably the culprit. This probably will require the services of an appliance technician.

Answered 6 years ago by davidpsr


If you open the reefer door for a minute or so, the compressor (the hum or chunking noise coming from the back of the reefer) should come on (reefer light will also flicker when it comes on), and the fan(s) should come on. Depending on your model, may or may not be a fan in the reefer - always one in the freezer compartment. You should feel cold air coming out from the vents or grills in the back wall or top ridge inside the reefer and the freezer.

If no cold air blowing in the reefer part, then probably fan - have make, model, serial number from nameplate (usually inside door edge) when you call for service.

If fan blows, check door seal to be sure it is not torn or missing a piece, and check that there is not something blocking the door from closing all the way - grocery item, shelf out of its brackets, drawer with something stuck behind it keeping it from closing all the way, etc.

Have you tried adjusting your temperature control (turn dial, usually right inside the top of the reefer near the light) to colder ? Reefer temp should be 38-42 F.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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