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Freezer works and fridge on top doesn't

Have fridge on top and freezer on bottom. Freezer works fine. Fan in back of freezer is working but don't hear nothing coming from the fridge. Don't feel any air blowing from inside refridge. Already cleaned coils and had refrige unpluuged overnight. HELP

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  • rdavis1998 Mar 14, 2009

    yes there is frost build-up on the back freezer wall

  • rdavis1998 Mar 14, 2009

    my model is different, it is 10 years old

  • rdavis1998 Mar 14, 2009

    there is a red knob that clicks when you turn it on the front of a metal box under the freezer

  • rdavis1998 Mar 14, 2009

    i am sure it is the defrost timer.

  • rdavis1998 Mar 14, 2009

    should the fridge be on or off

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Check behind the back wall for frost build up if the is a defrost problem this is the first sign

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    mark milligan Mar 14, 2009

    okay this is a defrost problem.You should find the timer in tp part of fridgr. there is a small hole size of a ballpoint pen You'll need a small flat screwdriver head to turn to advance until you hear a small click Then clear freezer and look for the faint glow of the defrost heater i will burn you if touched while hot.

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    mark milligan Mar 14, 2009

    Okay, you'll need to find it it will likely be on bottom front or back about the size of a fift it has 4 wires and will have one knob or dial on it.

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    mark milligan Mar 14, 2009

    That is it tun it until it clicks, then look in freezer sect for the strip. if its quite it sounds like a steak sizziling. If so then you need a new timer, if not youll need to check the heat strip and the defrost terminator.

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