ha ha...in this storm, we're likely to be here for a long time too!
If the compressor is a round item that looks sort of like a motor, I found it and it's warm. There does not seem to be any fan going at the moment and the fan in the freezer that was going is now off...I suppose that could be normal, however.
OK. The fan in the freezer is now on; the fan in the regular area is on now. I have heard these things go on and off a lot so I THINK that is normal..but maybe I'm jaded from the years of living with this thing...
It really has been a good appliance and I know its life is tenuous at best but kinda concerned about eating from it....please advise.
Yes, MA will get whallopped yet again.
Can I let my husband do that when he gets home in a few hours? I am concerned about the electricity component...
how about I go to work and I'll tell him to look at this when he gets home at noon and he can continue.....it's 8:00 here now.
We have been moving this thing around a lot lately since we are remodeling our kitchen so a loose wire could certainly be a possibility.
Thanks mightily about the 40 degree thing. I can check that out myself now.
When I looked at the refrigerator, I noticed that the refirgerator temperature control was set on 2, so I moved it up to 5 and have waited for an hour. During that time the temperature went from 43 down to 41 and seems to be hold up there. Both fans (ref and freezer) are working, therefore I did not take off the back of the freezer compartment. I did have to tap the cover at the temperature control to get the system to start. Early on I turned the control back down to 1 and it shut off. When I turned it up it did not come back on, so instead of hitting it with hammer, I'm a carpenter, i just tapped the housing with my hand and the fans came on.
Let me know what you think,
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Barry: Your answers are plausible and we would try them if needed; however once we saw that the control dial had been changed to 2 (likely in all the moving around we've been doing with the kitchen renovation) and XXXXX XXXXXed it to 5, the temp has maintained 34/36 degrees all night.
We threw out all the perishables last night and with it a real culprit, raw chicken, which, when subjected to the high temps did what all good dead chickens do, spoiled. It was the source of the bad smell and after a nice washdown, the refrigerator seems in good condition and will make it for another month while we get ready for the new one.
Your help was great; it got us to thinking and looking and seeing things we had not seen. Thanks for hanging in there with us. I do think we will be OK now.