Why does my freezer stay cold but not the refrigerator?

Why does my freezer stay cold but not the refrigerator?

The most common cause for this condition is a problem with the defrost system. If the refrigerator freezer is cold but the refrigerator is warm, the evaporator fan motor might have failed. If the freezer is cold but refrigerator is warm the air damper control might be stuck closed or broken.

What does a refrigerator defrost timer do?

A defrost timer is nothing more than a motor-driven clock that opens and closes internal contacts that control the electric current flowing to the hermetically sealed compressor and to the defrost heating elements.

Where is the defrost timer located in a refrigerator?

Locate your refrigerator’s defrost timer. It can be located behind the refrigerator’s lower kickplate, in the refrigerator’s control panel, or even behind the refrigerator on its back wall. Defrost timers almost always have four metallic terminals extending from the bottom.