refrigerator not cooling but the freezer does a little bit

by jessie
(lizella, georgia)

i have a admiral side by side refrigerator that the refrigerator side does not work at all but the freezer side works a little and the fan that is in the frezer side does not come on at all and i took it out and had it checked and it worked but the fan under the bottom of the fridge works what could be the problem.





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Hi Jessie,

I will need a model number to tell you anything on this so that I can try to find a wiring diagram for this model. It seems like a loose connection but it just depends on the model.

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Shawn/administrator



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model number
by: Anonymous

AS22N8D OR
A522N8D

RE
by: Shawn

I was able to find a wiring diagram for this model and it turns out that both the fans are connected together, meaning that there isn’t a component that will cause one work and the other not to work. What this means is there is a loose connection somewhere (provided you know the freezer fan is not bad). This loose connection can be a disconnected wire, a broken wire, burnt wire something to that nature. Unplug the refrigerator and began the dreaded search for a loose connection. I would start the search near the fan trace the wires inside the wires looking for a loose connection. Look for any burnt spots that may indicate that there is a loose connection. Next I would look at or near the defrost timer which is located near the light in the fresh food section. Good luck you will need it with this type of problem.

thank for the help
by: Anonymous

thanks ill let u know what it comes out to be
by the way on the refrigerator side where the defrost timer is located there is a spot for two wires but there is only one wire that is connected and it is green and it comes out of the defrost timer box is that correct or is therew a wire thats supposed to be connected on the other prong

RE
by: Shawn

According to the wiring diagram the wire that goes to the fan is orange but this doesn’t mean that the actual wire isn’t green. The way the diagram is drawn I can’t tell if there is two wires connected to the timer or just one. The wires go in separate ways one to the compressor and the fan under the bottom and the other to the fan in the freezer but I can’t tell if that connection is made at the defrost timer or somewhere else. There should be a terminal on the timer marked with a #4 that is the wire that connects the freezer fan and the fan on the bottom.

RE
by: Shawn

I left a link to your replacement parts above. I don’t think you need any parts but the wiring diagram is on that page so you can take a look at it.

coil
by: Anonymous

will this cause the bottom coil to freeze up and the top coil not even get cool

I THINK ITS FIXED
by: Anonymous

HOW LONG DOES THE FANS RUN I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING SINCE 5:30 P.M. IS THAT FINE OR IS IT UNUSUAL BUT THERE WAS A WIRING HARNESS THAT WAS BURNT AND I FIXED IT AND IT ALLOWED THE FAN INSIDE THE FREEZER TO RUN THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP

Fixed
by: Shawn

Yes I would say it is fixed. The fans will run until the fresh food section reaches set temperature at which point both fans and the compressor will cut off.

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