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thedalailamahimself

Member Since 26 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 26 2013 10:09 AM

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In Topic: Fridge (compressor) runs for about 8 hours every 2nd or 3rd day

26 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

It's been a while but I wanted to give the update to honor those who took the time to help me out.

It was indeed the cold control.  Since the fridge also needed a new ice-dispensing unit (it could make ice inside, it just couldn't dispense it through the door) we decided to recycle it (and get $50 from our utility company).

Thanks again to all who helped.

The DLH.


In Topic: Fridge (compressor) runs for about 8 hours every 2nd or 3rd day

28 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

Nothing runs (compressor or fans) when the fridge is warm.  But the interior lights go on.

 

The fridge is still running (almost 26 hours after I plugged it in).  The freezer is plenty cold.  The refrig is not so cold (48 degrees) but that is because I turned down the temp control switch on the refrig side to 1 (down from 4/5).  Nevertheless, the front of the vertical divider is very warm to the touch.  (I have cleaned the coils.)


In Topic: Fridge (compressor) runs for about 8 hours every 2nd or 3rd day

27 July 2013 - 01:10 PM

Here's the situation. I plugged the fridge in last night (it ran) just before discovering Appliantology. Having read through some posts and then posting my own (above), I unplugged it -- so it had only been running for 1/2 an hour when I unplugged it, that is, not enough time for it to stop running.

 

20 minutes ago (12:45 PM CST) I plugged it back in.  It's running and cooling down (there's a vented panel at the back of the freezer that is very cold to the touch; there is cold air blowing out of the vent).  The compressor is slightly warm to the touch and the fan near the compressor is spinning without hindrance.

 

I'll check in on it periodically throughout the day and report anything unusual.  I'll also report when it ultimately poops out (which is now usual).


In Topic: Fridge (compressor) runs for about 8 hours every 2nd or 3rd day

27 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

To finish answering RegUS_PatOff's question, when the fridge (compressor and fan) are not kicking in, both sides get to room temperature.  However, it won't necessarily start up again just because it's at room temp.  The start-up phenomenon seems to be connected to how long the fridge has been unplugged. As i said initially, the fridge will NOT start up again if iI keep it plugged in.  It only starts up after it's been unplugged for a while.


In Topic: Fridge (compressor) runs for about 8 hours every 2nd or 3rd day

27 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

First, wow. Totally impressed with the speed and quality of the responses.

 

Second, okay, this shows what a newbie I am here. When I said I'd checked the thermostat all I'd really done was check to see that the temp control knobs hadn't been turned to "off"!  It's now clear that there's more to it than that. And my apologies to you, Durham Appliance, for the lack of clarity.  Let me do a little more thorough checking with the thermostat.

 

To answer RegUS_PatOff's question, the temps when it's working are good: ice is frozen and beer is cold -- with temp control knobs set just short of coldest for both the freezer and fridge.

 

I'll report back.  IN the meantime, thanks very much for helping me out!



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