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Old 05-19-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Since a week ago, our fridge does not stay cooler than 51 degree.

The freezer section is OK, it stays around -10 degrees but the other half stays about 51 degrees even though we set the temperature to 37 degrees.

Initially, we blamed the hot weather in FL(today was in the 90s) but then last night we set it to 37 and this morning the temperature was only at 50 and 9 hours of not opening the fridge did nothing to the cooling.

Reading the owner's manual - it said you need to give 24 hours to stabilize once temperature is reset. It's impossible not having to open your fridge even so often to get things without going 24 hours.

Appreciate any pointers?

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circuit board is no good!!!!
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I would check the simple things first. If this is a top freezer unit the evaporator coil is usually up there behind the back panel. There is also a fan in there that blows the air across the evap coil. Make sure that fan is running. They sometimes get frozen up with ice. This fan also moves air into the reefer compartment. Make sure the "door" that controls the air flow is not clogged up with ice. If the freezer is holding cold then I suspect the compressor is working OK
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Reading the owner's manual - it said you need to give 24 hours to stabilize once temperature is reset. It's impossible not having to open your fridge even so often to get things without going 24 hours.
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I literally had to leave the fridge ON without opening doors for 24 hours for it to cool down to 37 degrees. I did turn on the "turbo cool" option which may have helped as well.
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If the refrigerator is not cold enough the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check the defrost system, cooling fans, and cooling controls first.
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I literally had to leave the fridge ON without opening doors for 24 hours for it to cool down to 37 degrees. I did turn on the "turbo cool" option which may have helped as well.
What they mean by that is if you change the temp, don't expect it to change right away inside the unit. There is a lot of thermal mass inside there and it takes a while for it to either cool down more or warm up more. If the freezer is freezing fine and the fridge is not cool enough, there has to be something keeping the cold from getting to the fridge part. There is a 'duct" that moves cool air from the freezer portion to the fridge part. This is done with a fan (in most cases) that is located in the freezer behind a panel on the back wall. Make sure that fan is blowing and there is no obstruction to the fridge section.

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