My refrigerator has stopped cooling. Cleaned coils,checked fan is working.
Unpluged overnight as freezer was freezing up.
Plugged back in this morning freezer is slowly freezing ice.
Refrigerator side was cold then has begun to to loose coldness all day.
What part is bad? Thank you for your help
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
Is there a procedure to test the cold control (AP3133073)?
Answer Hello Vince. When on, at room temp, the contacts should close to pass power. If not, it is bad. 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
My fresh food side is set to 5 (maximum cold) and im only getting it down to 40°F. My freezer side is set to 3 (normal) and is getting down to 0-2 degress F, which I think is good on that side, but I know fridge is not, items in door like mayo feel like room temperature. I appreciate any help you can give me as to point me in the direction of the correct part to order from you. Thank you.
Answer Hello Ed,
First off, check the back wall in the freezer for a frost build-up. If there is a frost build-up, you have a defrost issue. If not, this is still an air flow issue, so the diffuser 2200793 and the evaporator fan 4389142 should be checked. For that matter, there could be an item in the fresh food compartment blocking the air inlet into the fresh food compartment. If the freezer compartment is holding proper temperature, it has to be an air flow issue. This design is notorious for the defrost drain stopping up and filling the diffuser with an ice build-up. Be aware that the diffuser and a couple of other parts are Styrofoam and are easily damaged. Use a hair dryer to get them out if an ice build-up is present. This is rather time consuming because you can't use the hottest setting on the hair dryer because this will damage the Styrofoam material which is detrimental to proper air flow. This in turn directly affects the achieved temperatures.