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My freezer is freezing great, the fridge is not cold at all! Just moved fridge into my house yesterday, bought on Craigs list

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  • mialaci Apr 24, 2010

    i opened the refrigerator door yesterday and heard a loud pop or breaking sound. i thought something had fallen out onto the floor but never could see anything. later that night the refrigerator food items were all almost frozen- we never touched the temp sensor. we turned the refrig temp off to thaw things and are turning it back up now to see what will happen. also, the water maker on the front door of freezer will not work- assuming the line is frozen...

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The freezer actually cools the fridge via a fan usually located in the "ceiling" of the fridge. make sure this is working and check yur temp contols make sur they are adjusted right

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You might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model

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Hi,
As this is a combined unit, the good news is that the compressor is working fine.
What is most likely to be the cause is the thermostat sensor in the fridge section.

First try swapping the fridge for the freezer sensor for about 20 minutes.
If the fridge starts to cool - swap them back and buy a replacement sensor.

If not, it is likely the control board at fault - or rarely - the solenoid coil for the coolant valve at the back.

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