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anyone know how to fix a fridge?

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I know this is a long shot BUT:
we have one of these:
http://refrigerators.bizrate.co.uk/s...-pid608797340/
the freezer is super cool (icy)
but the fridge is warm (approaching 19c celcius - normally 4)

anyone know if there is anything that we can do
Edited by antipesto93 - 6/3/11 at 10:28am
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Sounds like it could be the thermostat. But where its located on your fridge I've no idea sorry.

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Ensure the heat exchanger has adequate ventilation, if the heat can't escape the heat exchanger then it can't escape the inside of the refrigerator.
    
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I learned that fridges stay cool by an air door that lets cool air in from the freezer. There's not two separate loops from the compressor. Try setting the fridge thermostat to the coolest setting. The fridge thermostat just controls how open the air door is, the freezer thermostat is what actually kicks the compressor on and off.

But that was on a slightly older fridge, this may have changed.
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is it a fridge where the freezer is on the bottum?
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nm just seen the pic. On my bottum mount freezer the evap coils would freeze up there was a recall on the models. They came out to replace a ..well like a heater on the coil to prevent the freeze up. But if the evap coil is froze could be a defective heater that prevents it or low on on refrdgerant or the air flow thru the condenser coils is poor (most times just dirty)
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Originally Posted by Flynny View Post
I learned that fridges stay cool by an air door that lets cool air in from the freezer. There's not two separate loops from the compressor. Try setting the fridge thermostat to the coolest setting. The fridge thermostat just controls how open the air door is, the freezer thermostat is what actually kicks the compressor on and off.

But that was on a slightly older fridge, this may have changed.
Good idea. Make sure that its clear or that ice has not built up blocking the flow of cold air
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post #8 of 9
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Thanks for the suggestions, !
combined with what you have told me and help from google it looks like the best thing to do would be to leave the fridge off for 24 hours to let all the ice 'inside' properly melt, Hope that fixes it!

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Originally Posted by antipesto93 View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, !
combined with what you have told me and help from google it looks like the best thing to do would be to leave the fridge off for 24 hours to let all the ice 'inside' properly melt, Hope that fixes it!

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Yea I have a freezer downstairs that we have to turn off every 2 or 3 months to let it defrost. The ice builds up on the coils (which serve as shelves) and it simply doesn't keep everything cool enough.

This shouldn't be a problem on a newer fridge though, is is still under warranty? Might wanna have someone come out and take a look at it.
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