Refrigerator temps?


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Old 07-03-07, 06:51 AM
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Refrigerator temps?

Just bought a used ge top freezer/fridge for the shop.temps running 40 in fridge and 10 in freezer at maximum settings. Everything clean running quietly . Is this normal for 15 year old fridge? If not what to check ? Thanks
 
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From this site:

http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_4_4.asp#Level1_5

fridge should be 36-42 degrees
freezer 0-8 degrees

Check back as the pros will chime in
 
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Old 07-09-07, 05:30 AM
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Question Refrigerator temps

After some adjustments on temp control the freezer is 0-5 Degrees but still cannot get fridge temps below 40 -45.Surely someone knows some possible causes. Thanks
 
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Is the fan at the back of the freezer blowing, and can you feel that cold air being blown down into the upper rear of the refrigerator compartment? Post back so we can move on from here.
 
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ecman51 yes to both questions.
 
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At a 10 degree freezer temp, your refrigerator temp may be normal. To lower the freezer and refrigerator temp at the same time you would set the refrigerator setting to a higher number. If you have no numbers, then you would turn the REFRIGERATOR control dial to a colder setting. The FREEZER control is really only a baffle. But you could also try turning that to the coldest setting and see what happens. By increasing the flow to the freezer causes less cold air to go to the refrigerator section, which in turn makes the refrigerator run longer to reach 'set point', which then can lower the temp.
 
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Thanks I'll try that.
 
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Old 07-12-07, 08:02 AM
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You say this is for your shop, which implies it is outside or in otherwise unconditioned airspace.

It's not going to get as cold in 100 degree air as it would inside in 75 degree air.
Especially considering it's age.

Have you clean the coils lately?
 
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Have you checked the seal around the doors? If not, take a dollar bill and go all around the door/doors with the door shut like it normally would be. You should feel a slight tug on the dollar if the doors are sealing. Those temps sound pretty good.

P.S. Been a while since I have been here. Have different provider now and had to re-register. Plus my sn is a little different.
 
 

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