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Freezer side is fine but fridge side wont get below 39 degrees

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Nominal tempreture for your refrigerator is 36-38. on the Freezer the tmpreture should be between 0-2. One of the first things to check is on the freezer side is there any frost or snow build up on the rear wall of the freezer. If there were this is termed as a defrost issue. If you do have this issue with frost build up message me back and I will instruct you how to repair this issue. Another thing to check is if the evaporator fan inside the freezer is blowing the cold air into the refrigerator. The Freezer section is the only area that produces the cold tempreture a fan blows the cold air off the evaporator coils through a damper door that opens and closes depending on the tempreture the refrigerator side is set to. Also check the damper door for any ice build up as well this would cause the door not to open and close and remain in a stuck postion. This would cause inadequate tempreture in the refrigerator side as well. If you have any questions or need any schematics or step by step instructions message me back the model number of your unit and I will provide these and answer any further questions you may have. I await your reply
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Posted on Jul 12, 2012

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SOURCE: sub zero 532. freezer works fine --0 degrees.

check the fan that runs between the freezer and the fridge --check fan for ice blockage -debris-or damage / clean or clear blockage --if not running test wiring and connections as well as motor /repair or replace //also check fan damper is not frozen or blocked its flap that opens and closes for air to flow //----ur fridge side is cooled from the the freezer side the cold air is blown in from the freezer if fan or damper is not working correctly than fridge is usually warm and freezer is working properly

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SOURCE: Freezer set at 0 degrees, but runs at 19 degrees. Ice Cream melting...

Low on freon/refrigerant maybe.

Posted on Mar 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Hot Point Side by Side. Freezer works, Fridge not cool enough

check freezer for frost build up and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing, check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, freezer control should be in the middle setting, you can try turning that to Warmer Freezer allowing MORE air to refrigertor side.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Fridge does not cool below 40 degrees

This is a common problem and a design fault...

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: fridge does not get cold

I had the same problem. The problem was my freezer was not defrosting itself and for a while i opened up the back and manually defrosted the freezer with a hair dryer (to make it defrost faster) and lots of towels (to soak up all the water). I replaced the defrost heater in the freezer and no more problem. Go to searspartsdirect.com and put in your model # then look for the part. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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