Freezer is working fine, refrigerator is not cold enough. Took freezer apart to see what was going on, and coils had a lot of frost, and the fan was having hard time spinning, and the downspout to the fridge was also almost frozen so that the air way was very constricted.. Shut down fridge to thaw out. Put everything back, and the freezer works OK, have it set to recommended setting measured temp inside and was at 28 degrees. The fridge part does not seem very cold, the fan does not seem to blow down very strong, even in the freezer, the fan is on, but appears weak. Temperature in fridge is 54 degrees. What do you think is the problem? Thanks in Advance
The recommended freezer setting for a refrigerator is 0 degrees plus or minus 5 degrees. If the freezer is at 28 degrees then it is too warm and would be causing the refrigerator to not get cold enough. The fan slowly spinning will cause this type of effect so it would most likely be the cause for the warmer temps.
The freezer in my refrigerator works fine, but the refrigerator does not maintain a cold enough temperature. Took everything apart in the freezer, saw that the unit had a lot of frost buildup on the coils, and the chute down to the refrigerator was a little frozen on the inside of the down chute, so cleaned it out, shut the unit down and let it defrost. Put everything back together, everything seems to be working fine, fan spins, but there is not a strong flow from the freezer to the refrigerator. Could this be the fan motor, or are there other parts that could be causing this? The fan motor spins, but it does not seem to spin with great speed or power? Also, what should be the ideal temperatures inside the freezer, and inside the refrigerator? Many thanks.
Answer Hello John,
The fan motor should run strong so it could be a factor. The manufacturer recommends 0°F to 10°F in the freezer compartment and the fresh food compartment is recommended to run from 35°F to 38°F.
Freezer is working and ice has built up. Fridge part is not cooling.
Answer Hello Ricardo. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. 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