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Freezer is cold, but the refridgerator isn't cool at all?

I've taken the back off and cleaned out the fan and coils. I've also taken the freezer back off and removed any built up ice and checked the coils. Both fans are running however, the fridge still remains too warm. I have tried to decrease the temperature for the fridge to no avail.

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You have a bad defrost timer or board

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The REFRIGERATOR WAS MOVED TO ANOTHER SITE. AND IT HAS NOT GOTTEN COLD SINCE MOVE, PLUB UP 2 DAYS AGO. iT WAS UNPLUG AND CLEAN 2 DAYS BEFORE MOVE. COULD IT NEED ANTI-FREEZE?

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer cold but not fridge

too much ice bulid up will stop enough cold air being blown into the fridge.Try turning it off letting all ice melt then turn it back on again and set thermostat at a lower temp.There may be ice you can't see.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: WHIRLPOOL TOP FREEZER ET1WTKXKQ01. NOT COLD ENOUGH

You need to look inside the freezer at the rear wall cover and see if it is frosted over. If your refrigerator is not defrosting that can cause the refrigerator side and the freezer side also not to cool to the desired temp.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: WHIRLPOOL TOP FREEZER ET1WTKXKQ01. NOT COLD ENOUGH & KEEPS RUNNIN

remove the back wall leave the unit to run half hour open and see if coil have frost all the way from the top of the coil to the bottom if the coil is full you have adefrost problem could be your timer defrost thermostart or heater

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: The fan is running, but the refrigerator and freezer are not cooling. We cleaned the coils... any other suggestions?

Check the compressor and the relay. Make sure they are working when you turn on freezer and fridge to the max. If the compressor does not start then you need a new relay. If the compressor starts then it is your thermostat that has gone bad and must be replaced. you can find the parts on repairclinic.com and order them with instructions on how to remove the bad part and install the new part

Posted on May 20, 2009

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Hello,

Compressor is one reason why your freezer may not get cold. The compressor which is usually found at the back of the freezer helps to pump out gas/ cold air and the fan circulates this cold air in the freezer. If this compressor is knocked/defective, the freezer won't cool. Also, gas in the compressor sometimes get's finished and needs to be refilled. So, the compressor needs to be checked in a situation like this.

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It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

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Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster.

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It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

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There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

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