I have an Amana stainless French door top/bottom recent vintage
refrigerator. Recently the refrigerator stopped coolling, but the
freezer seems to be working fine. I have tried cycling the
freezer/refrigerator settings all the way to off, which causes a lot of
"gear" noise behind the push button panel, then setting both to 5.
This causes the compressor to kick on, and I can tell the freezer is
working, but the top refrigerator compartment is totally nonresponsive.
There's at least a possibility (depending on make and model, etc.) that
there is a fan to circulate cooled air into the refrigerator
compartment. These fans will sometimes ice over, or even just flat
quit, and the fridge gets warm as a result. When the compressor is
running, listen inside the fridge compartment. They are usually not
too much of a pain to replace.
Cooling always takes place in the freezer, and it just shares air with
the cold food compartment. I doubt your problem has anything to do
with your controls. The most common reasons for cooling problems are
1. Compressor fan not operating.
2. Fan at evaporator not operating.
3. Defrost system malfunction, leading to icing on evaporator coils.
On 21 Dec 2006 18:46:09 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
In a Whirlpool it can be as simple as blocking the vent from the
freezer to the fridge with a tall box and having it ice up.
I would look for the vent in the wall of the fridge (usually in the
back near the top) and see if air is coming out when the fan is
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