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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX iam happy to help you with your question today..when you say the coils are not frosted , are they atleast lightly frosted from top to botton? is the fan running in the freezer above the coils , also have you checked the air returns in to and out of the fridge section? thx
Per the manual I shorted the L1 and Test leads on the ADC, before I opened the freezer panel. When I opened it 10 minutes later, it was unfrosted but dripping consistently.
Also, I checked the air duct from freezer into fridge wal. It's clear. Did not check duct throught the styrofoam duct in the fridge.
I also did not check vent from fridge to freezer. Where is it? Seems unlikely since air flow into fridge seems very low even with door open.
up at the top right there is a air vent in to the fridge one screw and it comes off and the return is beside the water reservoir in behind behind the 2nd crisper ..they are both clear
the little plastic door on the vent cover should be able to open properly
OK, checked the top on in freezer, it's clear. Will go check the one behind crisper.
Ok, I'm back. Both ducts seem clear.
fan was running in the freezer ? did you check the coil after it was running for 10-15 minutes, make sure its frosting from top to bottom? if it is only partially frosting it may be a leak ,short on freon, freezer would still get pretty cold
fridge just basically receives air from the freezer from the fan
OK. I will check the coils again. Checked the fan and it seems to be running pretty fast when it's on.
ok, if both vents are open and the fan is running ,theoretically the fridge should be getting down to temperature , it may be a bad control ,i would turn the control halfway or a bit more ,and test the temperature with a liquid thermometer in a glass of water that has been in the fridge for awhile , you get a more accurate reading that way , if the coil is fully frosted and you have the temps up a little and you are not receiving the proper temps , i would suspect a faulty control
VEnts are open, fan is running, coils are lightly frosted top to bottom, no significant difference.
Sorry, keep hitting return before I'm done. Using two different thermometers. One says 48, the other 51. Tested both in other places, both seem reliable.
the cold control could be cutting out prematurely , if all else checks out , should be 37 -39 generally in fridge compartment
How do I test the control? I see the lever, where is the actual control, or how do I test it further? Should I set the freezer control lower and test that? How does fridge control differ from freezer control? Sorry for so many questions.
fridge control is the one with the electrical connections ,freezer control is just a damper , they work hand in hand ..freezer blows air until the fridge control shuts off , testing it is hard , you just need to confirm that all other things are ok and put the controls in the middle setting ,if it doesnt get down to a normal temperature and coil isnt overly frosted, then you have to assume a faulty control
control and damper , they are located in the ceiling of the fridge section , behend the lite cover
MAnual says not to change the temp controls more than one setting at a time, i.e. If freezer is on 2 don't move to 5. Is that true? Can I just set both on 5 and see what happens?
yes , just put them both at 5
If nothing changes, I will assume faulty control. Do I replace the entire control or is there a part inside to replace?
I will wait about 2 hours before checking for temp change.
just that top control , you take the housing down and change the control bulb it goes into a hole in the freezer wall , you will see it when the housing comes down
picture of the top control
RepairClinic Item #(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Temperature control thermostat for freezer
Manufacturer Number 67005335
it says freezer only because it mounts into the freezer wall
I'll go check. It looks like it goes into back wall, not freezer.
it goes thru the back wall into a hole in the freezer section
2 hours should be good time frame to check
Is that sensor coil supposed to go in the wall? This one is coiled near the end of the unit. Mine looksa little different than the one in the picture. Coil is at the back end by the wall coil attaches to end at the long axis, not on side. Are there two screws holding it on?
yes that coiled thicker part goes into the hole in the divider
sorry that control is a bit different than your model , your model was a little different , can you double check that ? it is a little off
Fridge model is 2766, no 2677. Sorry about that.
this is the control
Number on control is RD24-2016. I have a picture. Can I email or text it to you?
RepairClinic Item #894469 (OEM Part)
Temperature control thermostat
Manufacturer Number 61005327
can you post in here?
Can't figure out how. Attachment option asks for URL.
that number should be the cold control number above , the model comes up now , that knurled end goes into a hole in the divider wall
There's no way to post a picture on this site. The knurled end of that coil is in the fridge. It's just all curled up behind the unit by the back wall. I can't even find the hole to the freezer.
Th rest of the infoon th unit says
Robertshaw controls Co.
have you taken the lite cover off? ,your not talking about the damper's knurled end ? that is supposed to be in fridge section
I took the lite cover and styrofoam vent off the roof. So I'm looking at the damper?
I'm lost. i don't know where the temp control is.
damper is left of center , the main control is mounted to the right of center and runs along a channel to the extreme left wall , you cant see it unless you take that housing down and unplug the 3 quick connect plugs
the knurled end goes into a hole that you can see when it is off
What I'm looking at is attached to the styrofoam vent near the back wall. I'll take the whole thing down and remove quick connects.
Does the end of the coil attach to the wall inside the freezer? will it break off if I pull on it?
it is taped to the housing if you take the housing down it will come off with the housing
I give up, Randy. Sorry, but I'm afraid I'll damage the whole fragile assembly if I try taking that out. I'll have to call a repairman.
ok , there are those 2 phillips and 2 1/4 screws at the front and one at the back ...ok but if the temps dont get down to proper temp i would get that control changed ,everything else looks like it is working ok
Couldn't it be the damper?
dampers never go , ive never had to change one ,i would be surprised if it was that , but let it go for awhile at 5 and see what temps you get ?
I'll check it in the AM. How does this work? I need to sign out.
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