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Old 07-07-2003, 07:30 PM   #1
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domestic fridge problem

Does anyone know why the upper freezer compartment would work and the lower fridge compartment not cool? I had it on elec not LPgas at the time. I would appreciate any suggestions.
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I'm no fridge expert, but it might help others that are if you post some info on model, age, etc. A bit more specifics might yield a bit better feedback.

Must be that time of year....fridge problems galore this week.


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Linda, you may be experiencing a "cooling unit" problem. The first place that gets "cool" is the freezer. if you are not getting cold temp in the compartment then I suggest you have a technician further diagnose your problem.
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If it cools correctly under LP then its not the cooling unit. Probably the 120v heating element needs replacing. It may not be pulling sufficient watts.

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I'm not sure this applies as much to running the unit on electric power, because I suspect it's more of an issue with the hotter gas flame. However, I've seen a presentation on mods to the cooling unit (basically wrapping the appropriate part of the tubing in insulating tape) that sharply improved performance on marginal units. The refrigerant hits the freezer section first, and if all of the gas condenses to liquid in the freezer there's nothing left for cooling the refrigerator section.

The presentation was done by Tim Kendziorski, a former president of the VAC. I don't know if he has any printed or online material available to detail the improvements.

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Before today, these posts are from 2003. I don't think Linda still has a fridge problem.

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That's correct. After 13 years, I'm sure that the problem has been handled in one way or another.

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Originally Posted by richw46 View Post
Before today, these posts are from 2003. I don't think Linda still has a fridge problem.
Records show that she last posted in August 2010.


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