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Refrigerator not cooling
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Posted 2015-07-07T23:58:33+0000  by tly tly
Hello tly, and welcome to the community!

If you have already adjusted the "coldest setting", this can be either a dial or an arrow up & down, and you have had no luck, then it's time to call for a repair technician. You can call customer service for the maker of your refrigerator and set up a service call with them, and they can check to see if its still under warranty. 

Posted 2015-07-09T13:15:19+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
Hi tly,

Old school refrigerators, before auto defrost, were known to build up ice on the coils which prevented the system from cooling properly.

You may have something similar going on with your fridge.

Before calling a technician:

1) Try turning the temp setting very low or even unplug the fridge for several hours; or

2) If you're really handy, remove the screws that secure the panel in front of the coils ... usually found in the lower back of the freezer compartment.

Once you can see the coils, it should be easy to see if ice has built up.

With the fridge turned off, use a heat source, like a hair dryer, to melt the ice and then reassemble and turn on.


Collect and/or clean up water that may begin dripping as the ice defrosts your coils.

Be certain to unplug your fridge and hair dryer before begin working in this wet environment.

Once you turn the fridge back on, it may take several hours to fully cool.

Start with your temp setting at the midpoint and after the unit fully cools, adjust the temp as needed.

Modern units are built with defrost sensors which automatically start the defrost cycle as needed.

If your fridge continues to freeze and stop cooling, it may be time to call a technician.
Posted 2015-10-22T16:43:39+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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