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Old 09-28-2019, 11:55 PM
 
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Is it possible that my fridge is out if it feels warm on the shelves and items, but my freezer is freezing my items? There is a bit of ice on the air vent too. Please don't say it is so.
Every refrigerator has a board with a specific sequence of buttons or slide switch to test all the functions. There is usually a fan that blows the freezer cold air into the fridge. Is that fan coming on?
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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Every refrigerator has a board with a specific sequence of buttons or slide switch to test all the functions. There is usually a fan that blows the freezer cold air into the fridge. Is that fan coming on?

My last post mentioned it was cooling, but it was off for more than a day I bet. My problem now is finding a fridge to fit my small space. I was at Home Depot and Lowe's earlier and both do not have a size to fit. I need a repair guy to take out cabinets in order for it to fit. Or maybe just a whole new kitchen renovation, but I like my old cabinets.
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:43 AM
 
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https://www.ajmadison.com/refrigerators/


You can search by size on that site.


If the fridge was off, and when you turned it back on it started working, that would indicate something freezing over. It would also indicate a condition that's repairable.
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:56 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Home depot has smaller refrigerators. They hide them in the back of the department.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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This is odd, but the fridge is now cooling. How can this be?
Your fridge ran through a defrost cycle and cleared at least some of the ice buildup prevent the flow of cold air from the coil to the refrigerator compartment. (The coil usually lives in the back of the freezer compartment, which is why you had frozen foods that were ok.) Primary causes of such build-up are leaving the door open too long, putting an uncovered hot liquid like a soup in the refrigerator to cool, or bad seals or not shutting the door(s) completely. It only takes a short while for major amounts of ice to build up in some of these situations.

The self-defrost that a unit does is usually more productive than trying to defrost manually, but it can take a couple of cycles or a "forced defrost" to clear it completely. All of this assumes there are no other problems with the unit.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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The defrost timers themselves are cheap crap and can get stuck at times and not go in to defrost.. getting stuck coming out is less of a problem since there is usually a temperature terminate disc on the coil in case the defrost timer gets stuck
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:37 PM
 
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This is odd, but the fridge is now cooling. How can this be?
Something that was stuck, became unstuck. Maybe a circulator fan. Could be a easy repair.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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Thanks all for your answers but I am not going to repair my fridge but buy a new one. It would be cheaper to buy a new one than to pay a repair guy for parts and labor.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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Thanks all for your answers but I am not going to repair my fridge but buy a new one. It would be cheaper to buy a new one than to pay a repair guy for parts and labor.
Apparently it's not. Maybe just have this one fixed?
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:01 AM
 
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Apparently it's not. Maybe just have this one fixed?
Or clean the coils.
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