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The side refrigerator stopped cooling and freezer side also began to lose temperature and the ice began to melt. I removed the ice from the ice maker. I removed all the things that were in the refrigerator and freezer. I kept the fridge plugged in, turned the temperature button FRESH FOOD and noticed where is located the damper control heard the noise of a running start and then the sound off. On the side of freezer temperature is sufficient to maintain fresh food like a refrigerator. The temperature at the side of the refrigerator fails to cool the water. What will stopped to maintain the temperature on both sides.
You will want to check the evaporator coils in the freezer compartment behind wall. If the coils are completely impacted by frost then this would cause the cooling issue and you will want to test the defrost heater and bimetal for continuity. If there is not continuity then replace the proper part. If both check ok then you would need the defrost control. Also check for the evaporator fan motor running. If not running then check to make sure that it is getting 120 vac. If not then you will more than likely need the defrost control. If it is getting power then you would need to replace fan motor. Also check the condensor fan motor in the back of the unit to ensure that it is operational. If not check for 120 vac and if it have voltage but not running then replace fan motor. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, March 11, 2013