Why is my refrigerator not getting cold but freezer works?

Why is my refrigerator not getting cold but freezer works?

When the fridge is not cold but the freezer is, the problem is probably tied to one of your refrigerator’s mechanisms not working as designed. A small fan and motor are mounted near the evaporator, helping draw air over the coils and circulate it to the fridge and freezer.

Can a fridge stop working but freezer still works?

Your refrigerator most likely includes a defrost thermostat system that includes a defrost timer that will signal the system to run several times during the day. If frost is building up anywhere on your system, your freezer should still work properly but your refrigerator will get warm.

How do I reset my Kenmore refrigerator?

Open one refrigerator door and press the “Ultra Ice” and “Home” buttons simultaneously for five seconds to turn off the refrigerator’s controls. Unplug the refrigerator’s power cord from the wall outlet. Reconnect the power cord to the wall outlet. The refrigerator is now reset.

Why would a Kenmore refrigerator stop cooling?

Check the condenser coils to determine if they are dirty—if the condenser coils are dirty, clean them. The condenser fan motor draws air though the condenser coils and over the compressor. If the condenser fan motor is not working properly, the refrigerator won’t cool properly.

How do you fix a freezer that is not cooling?

Unplug the refrigerator and check the condenser coils for dust and dirt buildup. Clean the condenser coils if they’re dirty. Continue to clean the coils when you perform routine refrigerator maintenance. Check to see if the condenser fan works when you see the freezer not getting cold enough.

Why is my Kenmore refrigerator not cold enough?

If the condenser coils are dirty, they won’t dissipate the heat effectively. As debris builds up on the coils, the refrigerator becomes less efficient, causing the refrigerator to work harder to cool down. If the coils are significantly dirty, the refrigerator will not be able to maintain the proper temperature.

Why is my fridge and freezer not cooling?

Be sure the fridge is plugged in and getting power. Check the thermostat to make sure it hasn’t been turned way down by mistake. Be sure the vents on the back of the freezer compartment aren’t blocked by boxes of ice cream or frozen vegetables-the vents have to be clear for cold air to Vacuum the coils under or behind the fridge.

Why is the refrigerator does not freeze?

Another common issue that causes this is a compressor that cannot run long enough. It may be overheating, have bad relays or the windings in the motor are shot. This will cause the compressor to only run for a short amount of time. This allows just enough cooling for the fridge compartment, but not the freezer.