Refrigerator Warm, But Freezer is Cold – How to Fix

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If your refrigerator is warm, but your freezer is cold, check to see if your refrigerator’s defrost thermostat is working. Check your refrigerator’s evaporator coils. If you notice a buildup of frost or ice on the coils, that might be a sign that the defrost thermostat is no longer working and needs to be replaced.

The defrost thermostat is a bimetal thermostat that opens to shut off the heater and end the defrost cycle.

This part can be tested for continuity using a multimeter.

Find a new defrost thermostat for your refrigerator http://www.everyappliancepart.com/Category/Refrigerator-Parts/Defrost-Thermostats

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