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Refrigerator gets very warm replaced fan ,compressor,control

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refrigerator gets very warm replaced fan ,compressor,control board what should we do next
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dave and i am happy to assist you. Can you help me by answering a few questions? Is this problem intermittent? Are you getting partial cooling in the refrigerator? Do you know the temperature? Taking a reading in a glass of water that was in for 12 hour or more is the best way to check temperature.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No just goes to warm 54-70
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 8 months ago.

And this is actual temperature and not just the display? Can you feel air coming out at the top?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No not cooling,flashing over tempeture
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 8 months ago.

Alright, but the freezer temperature is normal at zero and all food is frozen properly.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No 54 is the of the freezer
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 8 months ago.

Okay, can you remove the cover in the freezer to view the evaporator coils?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 8 months ago.

Based on what you told me so far I think you have a sealed system problem. Either leak or a restriction. Checking the evaporator is the best way to tell if there is enough refrigerant. If there is a proper charge, all the coils will be lightly frosted. If there is a leak you will only see a small amount of frost on the coils. How long ago was the compressor replaced? Did it cool properly for a while?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Wednesday of this week it was cold for two days and turned warm
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 8 months ago.

Ouch. You need to call back the company that did the compressor. There is a leak on one of the joints that they brazed together. They will make the correction to their work and should not charge any more.

Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 8 months ago.

Dave here. Have you gotten the company back and resolved the sealed system problem? Do you still need help?