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When you leave the a door open, this allows ambient (outside air to enter the fridge) which we already know. When that air enters, moisture is also entered as well. This moisture turns into frost. You duct are frosted between the fridge and freezer. If you move your food into a cooler, unplug the fridge, and leave all doors open for 24 hrs, it should be back to normal. After 24 hrs pug unit back in, adjusted temp to middle setting if dial, or slide, and 0/38 is digital control (normal settings). You will be able to add food back into the unit after a couple hours, but allow 24 hrs for the initial (plug-in) to get everything back to normal. If this information helps, please give a great rating. If not, please respond back for more information....thank you
the freezer is on the bottom. Do i have to remove everything from the freezer too?
I hear something working when i put my ear to the side of the refrigerator
I like to know how things work. I'm assuming that air is refrigerated and sent to the freezer first, then is transferred to the refrigerated section via a duct. Basically, there is one cooling unit for two compartments. Is that a correct assumption?
You are absolutley correct. There is an evporator coil which collects the heat from the unit in the freezer, and distibutes the heat collects thru to the condensing coil at the compressor area.....that is why you feel heat from under the unit. The fan in the freezer blows across the is coil (being very cold) and moves air thru the freezer circulating in the freezer, It also, blows are thru a suppy duct to a damper in the fridge. This damper allows airflow to enter the fridge when needed. The air then has a return duct the flow back into the freezer section. This is how the airflows, and how the unit cools. I hope this information has assist you.
Thank you. It's easier for me to understand the fix when I understand the process.