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Just moved in to this house and noticed the side by side fridge didn't seem real cold. Turned it all

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Old 11-23-2012, 01:41 PM
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Just moved in to this house and noticed the side by side fridge didn't seem real cold. Turned it all the way up to the coldest setting and it still likes to hover around the 40 degree mark, sometimes it will surprise us and go down to 34 degrees but not very often. Have cleaned and checked the coils, both fans run. However there is absolutely zero frost on the evaporator coil. Which depending on what you read could mean a system problem or something else. There is some cold air that blows in to the fridge but not much. Freezer when I checked was way cold at almost 10 below zero. I have skimmed through all the posts relating to similar problems but still am lost on where to even begin next. Unfortunately due to the size of the fridge opening I can just go out and buy a new fridge as it would have to be special ordered. Hoping to just fix this one anyway.


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Old 11-24-2012, 02:25 AM
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Any number of issues can cause a refrigerator to stop cooling properly. Let’s start with basic checks first. Check to see if both fans are working. The evaporator fan is in the freezer section and the condenser fan is by the compressor. If the compressor is running the condenser fan motor should also be running. Make sure the condenser coils are clean and air flow across them is not restricted. Check if the compressor is running by placing your hand on top of the compressor and feel for vibration. Compressors normally run warm to very warm. A compressor running hot to very hot could indicate a problem. Use your hand and look for frost on the evaporator cover (freezer section back wall) indicating a possible defrost problem.
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