Fridge cooling woes
May 24, 2010 5:17 PM   Subscribe

We just moved into a new apartment, and our cat promptly decided to hide behind the fridge (~20 year old Inglis System 2000, freezer on top). When we pulled it out from the wall to get her out, we decided to give the back a vacuum. I'm not sure when or how the condenser coils popped out like this but now they won't lie flush with the back again. I'm assuming this is why our freezer is no longer freezing and our food has thawed (as we just moved in, we had nothing in the fridge). Any ideas? Thanks in advance?
posted by avocet to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
Response by poster: Thanks in advance! Exclamation mark!
posted by avocet at 5:24 PM on May 24, 2010

I don't think the coils need to be flush with the back in order to work, but maybe there is something that got pulled or knocked loose when the coils popped out? Everything still look well connected back there?
posted by orme at 5:47 PM on May 24, 2010

Response by poster: Never mind! All is back in place now. Just took a ton of brute force.
posted by avocet at 5:50 PM on May 24, 2010

I doubt that the position of the coils make any difference, they shouldn't be tight against the back anyway.. I'm suspecting that something else was causing the fridge not to cool... let us know, however, if your repositioning fixed it... I'm curious.
posted by HuronBob at 6:15 PM on May 24, 2010

~20 year old fridge is a likely candidate for it simply not working at times. I would be prepared to deal with the event that one day it will be a fatal problem with the fridge.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 6:19 PM on May 24, 2010

Response by poster: It's freezing now!
posted by avocet at 7:38 PM on May 24, 2010

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