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Warm Fridge, Cold Freezer


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#1 simanco

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:02 AM

Hello all,

Sunday morning we had 60 degree milk.
Sunday afternoon we pulled the 'fridge and did a complete inside-out cleaning, including condensor coils and fan and everything underneath.
Condensor fan was running, compressor was running, evaporator fan was running.
On Monday, the 'fridge was barely holding 55 degrees. We called Mr. Appliance Repair Guy and he had me pull the freezer panel and check to see if the coils were all nicely frosted. They were not. By Monday night the food had been moved out and the 'fridge was up to about 80.

He came out Tuesday morning and added Freon after saying he saw no obvious leaks. He said it was pulling a vacuum when he started and he was aiming for about 5 lbs back-pressure.

It's now after midnight and technically Wednesday. The freezer is at -10 and the 'fridge is at 50 and seems to be stable at 50 and not getting any colder.

Mullion is HOT - no doubt because the compressor is running so much. The compressor IS running, the condensor fan IS running, the evaporator fan IS running.

Due to floor leveling issues, the 'fridge is actually elevated an extra inch or so. Due to kitchen design issues, their is a good 10 inches open behind the 'fridge and to the one side. Should be plenty of airflow (and always has been).


Is this normal behavior as the 'fridge cools itself back down?
The 'fridge is currently empty, with the food still in the reserve 'fridge in the basement. Will it help matters out to fill this thing up again?

It's a 29cubic foot "Montgomery Ward" side-by-side made-by-Admiral and is approaching 30 years old.

Any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Jim

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:04 AM

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:16 AM

Of course ...

Model: HMG 289127C


Serial: 28D31381582


Thanks for the reminder!
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:01 PM

If you have -10 in your freezer and the evaporator fan is running then I would suspect the damper that allows air to flow into the refrig section or a blockage in the return duct. Feel for air coming out of the damper. Does the evaporator fan seem to be running at full speed?

Edited by SANTA, 23 May 2012 - 01:03 PM.





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