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I bought this frige used so I dont have all the history or perhaps even the whole story. Either way

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:00 PM
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I bought this frige used so I dont have all the history or perhaps even the whole story. Either way - here goes, when I first plugged it in it seemed to work just fine. After a few hours I took a temp reading and the freezer read around 20 and the frige was around 50. At this point the tops of both were warmer than their lower sections. I didnt think about it too much at this point since it had only been on for a few hrs. Its been a few days and here are the new readings - freezer top = 70, frige top = 70
reezer bottom = 20, frige bottom = 50
I was told that the water valve (4389177) wasnt working. I havnt tried to connect the water to see for myself so am not for sure but was wondering if there would be any connection? Hope you can help...

Thanks,
Ryan


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Old 05-28-2008, 07:03 PM
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Do you have a part number?
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:13 PM
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Is the freezer fan running? Sounds like it's not moving any air and all the cold air is pooling in the bottom.
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I will check tonight.
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The fan wasnt running, I removed the panel just in front of it and no movement. I turned the fan blade by hand not even a full turn and it stayed running on its own. Thanks for the advise - will post new temps tomorrow.

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Keep an eye on the fan, if it stops again you will need to get a new fan motor....Let me know the final results
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