Ever since our power was off for 3 days 2 wks ago, things have been freezing in the bottom tray. We ran a generator part time to keep things cold. The thermostat was replaced 2yrs ago.
You will want to make sure that the slide on the wall next to the crisper drawer is set for vegetable. This is a area where air can migrate back into the refrigerator and cause freezing in the lower drawer.
whole freezer and refrigerator got warm, had to throw away all food. cleaned out bottom with vacuum cleaner and now the freezer is working, its blowing cold air and freezing now but the refrigerator is still semi cool, not cool enough to keep milk from spoiling. just cool enough to keep water in it. Please advise what could be the problem.
Answer Hello Lisa,
You will want to make sure that the evaporator motor is running. If not check to make sure that you are getting 120vac to the fan motor. If you are then you would need to replace the evaporator fan motor. Check to make sure that the unit is defrosting properly and check to make sure that the condensor fan motor is operational if not check for 120vac to the condensor fan motor. If there is power and motor not running replace 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
I have kenmore side by side model #106--9507680 refridgerater not cooling and no fans running. Thanks
Answer Hello Simon. You need to check and see if the defrost timer 482493 is stuck in the off position. If so, nothing but the lights will work on the unit.
The fan starts and it sounds like the refrigerator is running, but it is not cooling. The compressor is also running hot.
Answer Hello, David
The first thing that you would want to check is the amp draw on the compressor. You would use amp probe on the blue wire coming from the compressor start relay. If you are drawing high amps 8 and above and compressor is not starting then you would need a new compressor W10160407. You also want to make sure that your condenser fan motor is operational. You should have 120vac coming into the 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
can you provide disassembly info about fan motor condenser from Maytag RTD1900DAE, I look over the video you provide, still difference w/ maytag, if you can give me some idea to start, i can follow the rest quickly.
Answer Richard, This is what we have, "REPLACING THE CONDENSER FAN MOTOR 1.Disconnect the unit from power source and remove the insulated cover from the rear of cabinet. 2.Disconnect the condenser fan motor lead connector on the motor terminals. 3. Remove the screws that mount the fan motor to the brackets. 4. Transfer the fan blade to the replacement motor making sure it is installed in the same manner as the original. 5. Install the fan motor leads and ground wire. 6. Install those parts previously removed, and test run the unit."
When I had the freezer and refrigerator doors open for about 15 minutes while cleaning it, the middle metal divider piece between the two compartments became extremely hot. Freezer & fridge appear to be cooling.
Answer Hello Mel,
The center divider will accumulate a lot of heat when the condenser fan motor isn't running or when the hot coils are clogged with lint. Keeping the doors opened doesn't cause this. You just happened to notice it while cleaning the unit. I normally look up the part number, but there are too many model numbers that begin with the partial model number you listed.
You need to look at the fresh food compartment ceiling or close to it and find the units' I.D. tag. You can either post the model number you find and we can look it up for you, or you can call in and one of our operators will be happy to look it up for you. You could also look it up for yourself if that is what you desire.