I think my chucklehead son left both doors of the fridge slightly open
last night. Woke to a puddle in front of the freezer door and the
fridge was running non-stop.
Problem is it seems even though the freezer is getting (very slowly)
cold again, the cold air from the freezer isn't blowing in to the
fridge side yet. Did we burn the thing out or is there something that
governs when air gets pushed over to the fridge side?
I also pulled off the cover over the freezer coils/fins and they
seemed hot, is that normal in this situation?
Get serious. Either the compressor is working and the outside coils
are hot. Or the compressor is not working. Since all we have is that
someone left the door open there's not really much reason to think the
thing is broken is there? And a whole lot of reason to think it's
running a while to cool everything back down.
Get serious. If the OP is talking about the evaporator coils I "wouldn't
think" they should be hot. I don't usually see a cover over condenser
coils. Maybe if you read my last response...
If you read my original response it was that the refrigerator was
running and iced up - also the opinion of 3 other people. Continuing to
let it run, your advice, isn't likely to make the refrigerator cold
since it won't get any cold air to the refrigerator through iced
passages. Four of us think it should get defrosted.
I would not have called an air valve but I agree that the passage from the
freezer to fridge is frozen over. The fan can't move the air into the
A few hours of down time or bring the hair dyer down, turn of the unit and
do a quick thaw. It most side by sides the cold air come in at the top.
Common sense will help you figure it out for other combinations.
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