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Old 06-18-2006, 07:03 PM  
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Hey everyone, just wondering what I should do! I had this refrigerator sitting outside (sun) for about a month or so, I finally had time to clean it up and get it inside to convert to kegerator. I turned it on for the first time and everything seems to be fine, but no cool air inside. Didn't know if it has to run for a while to get going or what? Sorry for not posting model no., thought this was a basic refrigerator question. thanks again.



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Arizona....

When it's 435 degrees F. in the shade, it will take it a while to cool.

Make sure all of the coils are clean and are not blocked from air circulation.

If it has been on it's back, it may have to run for a while to redistribute the oil and start cooling. I know some folks will argue that, but it happened to me. I layed it down in the truck for the trip home and it sat for a few days before it started cooling.

I hope this helps, I'm getting a little smarter every day..
On the other hand, I forget a few things every day.
At the end of the day, maybe I'll still just be even.



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Well, it may only drop the temperature say 60 deg. so you are in AZ and the temp is say 130 that makes it 70 in the fridge.

I have been told, by people wiser then myself, that when you move, or especially tip over and old fridge. you need to let it sit for 24hours or so to let all the crap settle back down before you turn it on. I know I know, something about locking a barn door.

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Hi,

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Sorry for not posting model no., thought this was a basic refrigerator question.
Except no one knows what style refrigerator you have....frost free, air over condenser, static condenser, ect....

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I had this refrigerator sitting outside (sun) for about a month or so
Hopefully no critters moved in during that month.

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I turned it on for the first time and everything seems to be fine, but no cool air inside
Compressor running, fan(s) running, any strange noises?
http://www.applianceaid.com/frig_notcold.html

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Didn't know if it has to run for a while to get going or what?
-If- working ok, 4-6 hours to start getting cold and 24 hours before getting into an on and off routine.

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Hello Aces11:
My experience has been to put something in there to cool. One of your kegs or some large containers of water will do just fine. An empty refrigerator or freezer will short cycle when its empty and seemingly never get cooled off.
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:16 PM  
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alright guys, I appreciate the responses. It is a hotpoint refrigerator, model no. ctx14cyxkrwh and underneath that...
rm750331

No strange noises, main fan on bottom runs, and fan inside freezer runs, but no cold air.

oh, and I brought it inside and left it on for an hour or so, and still just room air temp coming out.

Next move? thanks again.

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Try Square Eyes trouble shooting flow chart.

Getting a new fridge nowaday's will save you money on energy in the long run.

Before you get someone to fix it ...spend the money on a new one.
Just my opinion.

By the way, Jeff1 stated you need to keep it on for 4-6 hrs before it will start to get cold.

Leave it on overnight...tell us what happens.

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No strange noises, main fan on bottom runs, and fan inside freezer runs, but no cold air.
See if the compressor is running. Remove lower back cover and check to see if it is running/dead/clicking on and off.

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Top freezer frost free style.

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Old 06-21-2006, 12:22 AM  
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Jeff, I didn't notice anything about the compressor, should it be making a noise, vibrating or anything? sorry, I just don't know that much about compressors. When I turn it on, the compressor doesn't seem to be doing anything, (Softball sized enclosed metal ball, ha) I'm guessing that's the compressor.

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Ta-da!

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