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I've got this refrigerator in my basement, I'd say it's about 25 years old. A few weeks ago I noticed

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:18 PM
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I've got this refrigerator in my basement, I'd say it's about 25 years old. A few weeks ago I noticed that it wasn't cooling very well (40F on the thermometer). My first thought was that the coils must be dirty, so I tipped it back and gave the coils a good cleaning with a brush and my shop vac. It seemed to help, which surprised me, because they weren't that dirty. After a few days I noticed that the temperature was high again, so I took a look at the wiring diagram and decided the problem was either the defrost timer or the thermostat. I ordered replacements for both and swapped out the timer first. That seemed to work, but again after a few days the temperature was elevated. I then replaced the thermostat and nothing has really changed, Sometimes I check it and it's 28F and other times it's 40F. There was nothing in the freezer and the refrigerator has a 24 pack of Coke cans in it. I've now put a gallon of water in the freezer. I'm continuing to check it but the temperature swings don't really make any sense to me. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


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Remove the back, freezer panel and describe the frost pattern, total, heavy frost, or just partial frost?
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Remove the back, freezer panel and describe the frost pattern, total, heavy frost, or just partial frost?
This panel is inside of the freezer compartment?
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Yes, the evaporator fan is in there also, unless you do not have a self defrosting refrigerator.
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