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There should be airflow from the freezer down to the fridge, but this can become blocked by ice, especially in some specific models. Try doing a complete manual defrost and see if that solves the problem. If it does, a modification to the defrost heater may be possible to keep this from recurring.


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Sounds like you've hit one of the refrigerant lines, and let the magic juice out. This is a very common cause of refrigerator failure. Unfortunately, if it's even possible to repair the damage, it'll likely cost more for the repair than for a new fridge. Of course that completely depends on the make and model of the unit, and how accessible the damaged ...


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With the freon line punctured a HVAC service call will be needed to advise if they are able to seal the line, pump it down to a vacuum and recharge. It would best to not run the fridge because air is getting in the system and the compressor life will be shortened if you do try to have it repaired. If it is a nice fridge it may be worth the cost if it is a ...


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You should look to see if air flow vents around the bottom of the refrigerator are clogged up with dirt and dust bunnies. If so clean that up with a vacuum cleaner. It may be well to remove the unit from the cabinet to clean out the whole area. Also this problem can be brought on by failure of the air circulation fan in the refrigerator. Some questions ...


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It may not be higher load levels but a problem with GFCI's and motor loads, my state exemption for GFCI's includes refrigerator and freezers. If the refrigerator is the first outlet in your kitchen small appliance branch circuit a GFCI outlet can be added to the next outlet and be legal with NEC2014 code. I am out of town and do not have my code book but ...


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I believe Tester101's answer applies when the metal retaining ring or circlip engages in a slot in the metal drive-shaft of the motor. In your case it looks to me like the metal split ring merely squeezes tight the split end of the plastic fan hub causing the plastic to grip the much smaller metal shaft. In other words, try leaving the metal clip in place ...



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