My freezer is working fine but the refrigerator side will not get cold. Have cleaned the coils under the fridge and did not notice any frosting or unusual issues. Fan is running fine and cool air circulating under the fridge.what part needs to be replaced to get the refrigerator to cooling again?
Answer Hello Tim. 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
Part # 428 has fallen from the temperature control. The freezer is not cooling enough. How can we fix it.
Answer Hello Terry,
The Gear should slide back onto the shaft of the damper control. It will line up with the slide gear.
What is the ideal temerature range for the fridge and the freezer compartments? I notice when the temerature reaches 40-42 degrees my unit cycles on. At the same time the temperature is at about 20 degrees in the freezer. It usually runs for about twenty to thirty minutes at a time and turns off for about the same amount of time, which means roughtly it runs for 12-hours! Is this normal? Sometimes there is not much in the fridge or the freezer, is this a major factor in what I'm experiencing?
Answer Hi Joseph. The freezer temp. should be around 0-°. The fresh food temp should be between 37 and 42 °. Check in the rear condenser coils to see if they are clogged and the condenser fans is turning up to speed. Are both door gaskets sealing solid at the corners and the bottoms ? Is the evaporator fan turning up to speed ? If you have any empty spaces in either side, it is best to fill up jugs of water and allow them to take up energy initially and then this will keep the cavities at a cold level longer because it will keep it more efficient. Check all of these issues. If the cold control will not start and stop the set point given (heavy detent) then you may need the cold control part # WR9X499 as the capillary bulb may be out of calibration. Condenser cleaning brush part # TJ103. Thank You.
My freezer is working fine, but the fresh food part of the fridge is not keeping food cold. I have cleaned the coils, checked the other parts. Could it be the cold control? I turned the fridge down to 1, and the motor is still running.
Answer Hi Melissa. Is the door gaskets closing all the way ? Is the door light switch remaining on ? Check these. Is there any frost on the back wall of the freezer ? If so you have a defrost failure which normally takes the defrost thermostat part # WR51X442. If not you can momentarily jump the cold control together and see if the temperatures get colder , If so it is part # WR9X499. Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running ? If not is is part # WR60X190. Thank You.
I ordered a new cold control (thermostat) part #AP2061705 . How do I know which wire hooks where? I have one brown wire, one grey wire and one green/yellow wire
Answer Hello Lucky. The green/yellow wire goes to the ground. The brown hooks to the terminal on the left side, looking at the terminal, and the grey hooks onto the right side terminal of the control WR9X499. Hope this helps.
Food side is freezing up pop and water. Replaced the Cold Control...part # AP2061760 and this did not fix it. Any other suggestions.
Answer Patrick, Check and make sure, the air tunnel and temperature knob and flapper are working correctly(left top corner of the fridge), Make sure there are no articles hanging over the shelves or against the walls restricting the air flow. Check the air return grille and air damper for the crisper drawer(on the left wall). Thanks and Good Luck