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freezer works no cold air into frig. area unless freezer door open

billSny

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florida
Model Number
LSD2615HEB
Brand
Admiral
Age
Less than 1 year
Hello,
I have a side by side. The freezer works find but the frig. does not. Putting my hand to the vent I don't feel cool air coming in. But when I open the freezer door I feel cold coming through the vent into the frig. area. I close the freezer door and no cold air again. I crack the freezer open very slightly and it has cold again going into the frig. I tolk thinks apart and no icing up, fan working fine and can feel defrost working. This has me stumped. Any help please!! Bill
 

rickgburton

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It sounds like the evaporator fan motor can't circulate any air across the coils. Is there any frost or ice on the back wall of the freezer ?
 

Jake

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This Admiral is under a year old?

That issue usually means an ice blockage in the return air duct.

That duct is usually located inside the refrigerator section behind the crispers on the bottom left side wall, or just above that in the middle left side wall.

Jake
 

billSny

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Thanks to Jake and Rickgburton

Problem solved. We had just moved into a new house (to us) and I had moved the wall back to accomadate such a large frig. When putting the frig. into this nook we pushed it back all the way which did not give the the compressor and fan enough air causing the compessor to overheat. You are both correct, frost was forming in the back of the freezer and the fan was not able to get enough air through the coils. Still don't understand why the air would stop blowing into the frig. when the freezer door was closed but no doubt has something to do with air pressure in a sealed freezer. Again thanks guys.
 

rickgburton

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I hope your problem is solved but you should keep an eye on it for a while.
 

Jake

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Sounds good, yes keep your eye on it.:)

Jake
 
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