Hey guys, my fridge has not been cooling properly. And same for the freezer
portion, ice is taking longer to make. I cleaned the dust from the coils.
What else should I suspect? The fridge is only 4 years old.
Thanks in advance,
Some frost free models have a heating element on a timer. Every so often,
the refrigerator will shut down, then the heating element will turn on for
a short period to remove ice build-up around the cooling coils (which may
be hidden from view).
If the heating element/timer is not functioning properly, then ice can be
blocking the air flow. Check to be sure air is flowing where it should or
if you can see ice build-up through any air vents inside the freezer. Or
try sticking everything in ice chests and defrosting for 12 to 24 hours or
so with doors open. (There can be a solid block of ice hidden behind a
partition and it can take quite awhile for it to melt.)
If the defrosting gets it working again, then the problem happens again in
2 weeks to a month, then ice has built back up blocking the air flow.
Of course this all depends on the model of fridge you have, so could be
May want to get a refrigerator thermometer so you can tell if it is cooling
properly after defrosting and then be able to notice more quickly if the
problem crops back up again.
"SCOTT" wrote in message
Here's the list of things to check:
Blockage in the ductwork.
I recently went through this exact problem. In our case it ended up
being the thermostat, which is a $12.00 part.
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