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Troubleshooting Your Refrigerator

If your freezer’s ice maker is not producing any ice:

  • Check the water valve solenoid with an OMH meter.
  • Check behind the ice maker to make sure the fill tube is not frozen.
  • Check the voltage at the ice maker head.

If the fresh food section of the refrigerator is too warm:

  • Check if both the fans are running. One fan is located inside the freezer and the other is in the rear compartment, which cools the condenser. Check the refrigerator air control to make sure it was not turned down too low. Also check the fridge for frost buildup, as this could be a sign of a defrost failure.
  • Check the condenser coils at the back of the refrigerator for dust and debris.

If your refrigerator is not cooling well:

  • Check if anything in the refrigerator is running, like the fans. If they are not, then the power might be being interrupted by the defrost timer or the cold controller. You can check this with a meter.
  • You can also manually move the defrost timer to check if it gets stuck. You would want to do this to verify that the heater is working in the freezer. You may have a sealed system problem if the compressor is running, but there is no cold air coming from the freezer. This is when you want to contact a professional to service the refrigerator.

If you find that your freezer section is too warm:

  • Check to see if the fan in the freezer is running, and be sure there are no food items blocking the air intake in the freezer, as a packed freezer can cause air flow problems.
  • Like in the refrigerator, check for frost buildup on the walls of the freezer. Frost indicates a defrost failure.
  • Check the condenser coils in the back of the freezer for dust and debris, and check if the fan is running there, as well.

Please Contact ADAMS ELECTRICAL SERVICES to have the electrical wiring installed or inspected to your Refrigerator.