The freezer is working great, but the fridge is not. Turned the fridge part off. Next day turned it back on. It was working again. Is this just a "temporary fix" and will it go warm again, or is it a fluke and it will be ok?
You will want to check the evaporator coils in the freezer compartment for the coils to be impacted with frost. If you do then It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My refrigerator and freezer have lost cooling capacity. The area by the condenser gets quite hot. If I blow a portable fan in the back, it is able to maintain temperature. The condenser fan appears to be working (is the condenser fan the fan on the bottom far right in the back as you look through the cover panel?) However, no air appears to be coming out the front vent of the fridge.
Answer Hello Jane,
You should remove the cover and verify that the fan WR84X10055 is running. If it is, the coils need to be cleaned with a brush and a vacuum cleaner. You see, refrigeration doesn't make cold. It actually removes heat. The heat that it removes is carried to the hot, (condenser), coils where it is dissipated back into the room. If the coils are clogged with lint, dirt, pet hair, etc., or the fan motor is not running, it cannot get rid of the heat and the sealed system cannot cool the inside of the unit. The way you test the fan is to stop it. If it doesn't start back up without bumping the blade, or it is running slowly, it should be replaced.