I bought this refrigerator for a price I should have known something was wrong.
When I plugged it in, the compressor kicked in, ran for 5-10 minutes, and shut down.
I left it plugged in for a couple days, and even put something in the freezer, to make sure it would freeze.
After a couple days, the inside of the refrigerator is cool, not like I think it should. The item I put in the freezer was cold, but not frozen.
I left it for a week, and checked on the freezer again. The item was cold, and the contents was stiff, but not frozen.
What could be causing this
Answer Hello John. Check for an even frost pattern on the coils of the unit. If there is an ice ball or partial frost pattern, you have a restriction or freon issue and will need to replace the unit.
I have an Electorlux model fftr1817lw2. The freezer is cold, but the lower section only gets cool at best.
Answer Hello Angelo,
You will want to check the rear wall of the freezer to check to see if it has heavy frost build up. If so then you have a defrost failure. You can put the unit into a manual defrost to see if the heater and bimetal are working. To do this you will turn the defrost timer until it clicks. The fan and compressor should shut off and defrost heater should come on. If it does not come on then check the continuity of the heater with unit uplugged and the bimetal. If one is bad replace.