I'm having a problem on the freezer side. I changed the defrost heater because the lower part of the freezer wasn't cold enough. The top part and refrigerator side temperature is ok. I checked the bottom vent from refrigerator to freezer and is not blocked. The timer seems to be running. I have the control in maximum for freezer and number 4 on refrigerator side. The evaporator fan is running but the problem is still there.
Answer Hello Herminio,
This sounds like you may have a sealed system issue. If the frost pattern wasn't all over the evaporator coils you may have lost Freon or could have a sealed system restriction, prevent the proper circulation of Freon in the sealed system. This would cause the unit to produce the desired temperatures. As a note, you should never "max" either control since this will cause improper temperatures in a brand new unit that is working properly.
Noticed that freezer temp was warming up, followed by the fresh side. I checked compressor (it was warm and humming to touch), coils were relatively clean, both fans are working. Freezer is now holding at 46, fresh side is almost room temp with it constantly running. From what I have read, I suspect either the defrost thermostat (WR50X122) or the Temp control (WR9X521)
I also wanted to check the freezer/fresh sides drainage, but could not find drain pan and did not know how to check the line from the bottom of the condenser at back of freezer side. Would you just run warm water in it? Does the fresh side have a drain line that should be checked?
Answer Hello Hunter. No, based on the information you provided, either the start relay is bad, or you have a sealed system failure in the unit and will need an HVAC tech. Here is a link to our Repair Forum, this is a free service to our customers. Use this link to access the repair for your question. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/193358-freezer-fridge-not-cooling.html
The temp readout in the door Quit working. How do I fix it?
You will want to check the wire harness at the bottom of the door and make sure that there are no loose or broken wires. If this checks ok then the most likely part that would need to be changed would be the display board WR55X10562.
The side by side freezer runs all the time. The refrigerator side doesn't seem to be cold enough. Frost builds up on the freezer side. Can't feel any air coming through the damper. Looks like it's open. I did defrost it last week, and it seemed like it was blowing air through the damper. Now nothing.
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