If a side by side refrigerator will not cut off what is the problem?
You will want to check the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer to see if they are correct. If the temperatures are too high then you will want to look to see if there is frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If there is then you will be dealing with a defrost issue. If there is not frost on the back wall you will want to pull the rear cover from the back of the freezer compartment and check to see if there is a even frost pattern. If there is no frost pattern then you will want to check to make sure that the compressor is running and if so then you have a sealed system issue. If there is a even frost pattern then you will want to check the dampers and check the fan to make sure operational. Also check the condenser coils which are located under the front of the cabinet.
The evaporator fan motor & the bimetal defrost timer were bad. I did replace them, but it is still not working. It is frozen up. I was thinking about the defrost timer electronic one. The heater is good. What do you think?
Answer Hello Menice,
The defrost circuit is only designed to melt the frost away that can build up between defrost cycles. If you didn't thaw the frost build up with a hair dryer before reassembling, the frost in the unit will never allow normal operation to take place. If you did, there is still a component that is not operating properly.
Freezer and fridge have both stopped working. Not cold at all.
Answer Hello Alison,
Since both the freezer and refrigerator have stopped cooling, I would check the start relay 2262184 first. The relay sits on the side of the compressor and allows compressor to turn on. If it is the relay you would also want to replace overload 2169412 as well. You may also hear a clicking noise associated with the failed relay. If it is not the relay then it could possibly be the compressor 8201697 that has failed. 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
The freezer cools to -35c, even if the electronic control is set at -15c. Does it need a new thermostat? If so, which one?
Answer Hi John. There is a thermistor part # 2188819 that senses freezer in coming air. It is mounted at the diffuser part # 2216112. Located at the control area at the upper far left, back of the unit. It is a motorized damper that opens the amount of freezer air needed in the fresh food area. You Need to see if there is power coming to the diffuser? If so then replace the diffuser. If the control panel is not sending the power then replace the control part # 8201672. Thank You.
Intermittently the freezer will get warm and the refrigerator as well. Then I will take out the contents and it will be fine for a few days, then it will start again, the refrigerator not working. THANKS FOR ANY HELP
Answer David, Have you ever noticed ice or frost on the back wall of the freezer, when the unit is not cooling properly ? You could have a defrost problem. You are sure, the air tunnels between both compartments are not blocked by packages, and the air flow is not restricted on the shelves, or in the bins. There are still other possible problems, but lets start with the easiest first. Thanks