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Old 07-25-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Fridge not getting cold (enough)

I have a 2005 Cherokee 27L. Recently I have noticed that the Domestic fridge is barely keeping items cold. The freezer area is fine keeping things frozen but the lower half where the milk and eggs are kept are only slightly chilled. Nothing is going to spoil but I like a colder glass of milk then what I am getting. Turning the thermostat all the way to colder is not helping. Curious if I need more freon? Is there separate freon hook ups for the freezer and fridge? Does the high humidity we have had lately make a difference in performance?

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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I have a 2005 Cherokee 27L. Recently I have noticed that the Domestic fridge is barely keeping items cold. The freezer area is fine keeping things frozen but the lower half where the milk and eggs are kept are only slightly chilled. Nothing is going to spoil but I like a colder glass of milk then what I am getting. Turning the thermostat all the way to colder is not helping. Curious if I need more freon? Is there separate freon hook ups for the freezer and fridge? Does the high humidity we have had lately make a difference in performance?

Mark
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Mark,

I attached a couple of manuals to help you get started.
The troubleshooting guide is awesome and will explain the operation and reasons for "not cold enough" problems.
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What type of thermostat do you have. Is the thermostat the one you slide up and down the fins???
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I do have the kind that slides up and down on the fins. It is set to the coldest position.
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I do have the kind that slides up and down on the fins. It is set to the coldest position.
Ours is set in the middle and keeps the milk and beer cold just fine with no ice crystals.

Remember overfilling the lower fridge or blocking the fins will KILL your fridge. Air circulation is mandatory (just like at home) to keep a constant temp in the box. You might consider installing an aftermarket circulation fan that fits over the fins. It not only forces air over those fins but prevents you from packing plastic food bags around them.
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The thermostat slides up and down, do you have it at the top or at the bottom? What is it's physical location on the fins?
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