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the refrigerator side is set at 36, but stays in mid 50s. I've vaccumed and brushed condenser. freezer works fine.

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do you hear the fan blowing?



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both the fan inside and at the coil are running. I just pulled the cover off the top and gave it a more thorough cleaning. we turned it off for a few hours, and just fired it back up. the air blowing inside feels cool, but not real cold.

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there aren't any coills on the back of this unit. is there something underneath that should be cleaned? Also, a couple of weeks ago we were noticing some water on the floor periodically, but that stopped on it's own. 

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everything should be on top. going to have to remove the cover for the evaporator and look at the frost pattern...can you post a picture of the coils to somewhere like photo bucket and link it here?



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there is no frost. the coil has aluminum fins which are fairly clean. there is nothing else but the compressors(?) on top. there is a black tubular coil of some sort over the drip pan underneath, (evaporator?)

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the evaporator is inside the freezer behind the wall. remove the wall and view the coils



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that will probably happen tomorrow. the freezer is still full and freezing. what should I expect too see? thanks for all your innput. I'm a residential construction superintendant, and fairly handy, but refrigeration and automobileles test my limits

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you want to see an even layer of light frost over the entire coils..not partially frosted and partially not. take pictures if you can.



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Don't take apart the freezer. The evaporator you need to inspect is behind the back wall inside the refrigerator compartment.



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it has light even frost where the refrigerant line comes in. about a 4"x6" area. everything else is room temp. 

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was that the freezer or refrigerator wall? check the refrigerator side as well as master denrayr described.



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thanks for everyone's advice. The evaporator coil had to be replaced. total $690. ouch. at least I now have cold beer without a cooler.

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at least you knew that type of repair would require professional help. ouch is right..go grab a cold one ;)



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