We have a fridge freezer, the freezer seems to be fine but the fridge
is not very cold. There is quite a lot of space at the back of the
unit so I don't think that is the problem. I've just defrosted it, and
that didn't seem to help.
Strangly, if I really turn the unit to max cold (only one control which
sets both freezer and fridge), ice seems to build up at the back of the
fridge, but the whole fridge doesn't seem to get very cold.
This seems really odd to me, how can the back freeze but stuff in the
door stay luke warm.
If there usually come kind of fan (which might have broken) to blow air
around the fridge from the freezer ?
Would appreciate any help or advice. Its a decent Bosch unit, but is
getting a little old now, maybe its time to get a new one.
I had the same thing happen to my Kenmore. It iced up/froze so bad
inside that there was no air circulating to the refrigerator. Once I
took off the back of the freezer compartment, from the inside, I could
see how badly it was frozed. Had to deice for 24 hours or longer to
get it to all melt. Then it was fine again for 6 months. Finally got
a new more efficient model.
Also, I left it unplugged for at least 15 hours, and put some bowls of
hot water in it. I think it was fully defrosted. Maybe it is the fan !
Should you be able to feel cold air being blown into the fridge ?
On 25 Nov 2005 04:56:18 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
IIUC Frost-free freezers blow air OUT of the freezer, so humidity
doesn't get in. Where it gets the air to blow out, I wonder.
In fridges, the cold air falls out of the refigerator, because cold
air is heavier than warm air.
We've all been told, I think, not to stand there with the door open
because it gets warm inside, but since most of that I would think is
the cold air falling out, I wonder how long that really takes. If it
only takes 10 seconds or 20, once you've stood there that long, you
might as well stand there longer, no?
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Sounds like a cycle defrost....FF section frosts up and defrost itself
when the unit cycles off, the freezer is a manual defrost. These oftne
have an evaporator that frosts up between the walls in the back of the
FF section to cool the FF section, and -often- do not have a fan.
Weak refrigeration system ( compressor, gas charge ), light staying on
inside when the door is closed, control not staying on long enough are
-some- possible trouble makers.
Appliance Repair Aid
unplug, open all doors.
remove service kickplate and clean all coils below or behind which are
full of dirt and dog hair.
blow 24 hours with a 20 inch window fan at room temperature.
during this time, refer to this website:
furnace) gave me the same advice Buffalo Bill gives here. He took off a
on the back of the fridge and I was appalled and embarrassed at
> the amount of
dog hair and dust that was clinging to the coils. He said
> that lots of folks
fail to keep the coils clean and end up with a warm
> fridge, and that people
need to be diligent about vacuuming the back of
> the fridge. We vacuumed the
coils and voila! my fridge began functioning
> properly again.
Not strange once you find the culprit. Good chance the evaporator fan motor
is shot. It is behind a panel somplace. Find it, check it out and replace
www.repairclinic.com will have some info.
Could be a couple of other things also. It will have to be defrosted to get
rid of any buildup.
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