What to Do When the Freezer Works but Fridge Doesn’t

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In the home refrigerator, the main chamber opens more often, and malfunctions in its operation are detected quickly. The freezer will keep food frozen for a long time, even with a little cold. There are malfunctions when only the freezer works, and the refrigerator stops freezing.

Why does the refrigerator not freeze, but the freezer works?

In a combined refrigerator with one compressor, the distribution of cold between the chambers is proportional. Why does the freezer keep freezing when the refrigerator does not cool? More cold is sent to freeze. The cold in the chamber lasts for a long time, due to thermal insulation. If the capacity of the refrigerant circuit drops, then the lack of cold is more noticeable in the upper chamber.

The refrigerating chamber creates its own microclimate, maintained by a thermostat. If the freezer is freezing and the rest of the refrigerator is warm, the first step is to check how the thermostat works. When this device is defective, the mode in the cabinet is disrupted. Depending on the temperature in the chamber, this device starts and stops the compressor. A faulty thermostat must be replaced on your own or by a specialist.

The temperature rises in the refrigerator, it will not freeze if the evaporator is covered with a snow for several days of operation. The freezer continues to freeze normally. This could be due to a loose door or a broken seal. Fresh air constantly enters the chamber, cools down, moisture turns into ice. A puddle of water accumulates at the bottom near the door. During this time, the compressor works in an effort to maintain the mode. In this case, it is urgent to replace the seal.

Is the regulator installed correctly, working properly, and the compressor running non-stop? Check the condenser. If it is warm, there is not enough freon in the system. Refueling required. If the refrigerator works in this mode for a long time, the compressor will burn out.

The reason when the freezer in the refrigerator does not freeze happens when the compensator is clogged. Only a qualified technician can replace the tube. Similar symptoms determine a sticking control valve.

Modern multi-door refrigerators with air and combined cooling, electronic control have a complex circuit. Any malfunction must be eliminated by a master. After self-diagnosis, the display shows error codes. Their decoding is given in the instructions. But a red flashing indicator and a sound signal in all devices indicate a violation of the thermal regime in the chamber. Why the freezer works, but the refrigerator does not, sometimes depends on the state of the electronic control unit. When the voltage in the network is unstable, it breaks down first. If the device is electronically controlled, an air sensor is installed in the refrigerator, which sends a signal to the board. A defective sensor acts on the entire system as a thermostat for the compressor under electromechanical control.

When using for example the refrigerator Bosch with “No Frost” system in both chambers, the freezer can freeze, but the refrigerator cannot, if the damper in the duct is closed. The error will be reflected on the display, the result will be an increase in the temperature in the refrigerator.

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  • Conclusion

The freezer is freezing, but the refrigerator is not – a serious reason to schedule the diagnosis for your appliance. Even at normal temperatures in both chambers, the electronic panel should not be allowed to diagnose the same error for a long time. An urgent call should be triggered if an electrical discharge is felt when the case is touched.

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