Arctic Air Refrigerator Troubleshooting

Before you start repairing your refrigerator, you must locate the problem and figure out what could have caused the problem. Error codes are the simplest and clearest indicators. An error code denotes a particular issue. Please, check the troubleshooting table below and look for error codes, which apply to your model.

Arctic Air 297096700 (0603) Refrigerator Troubleshooting

OCCURRENCESOLUTION
APPLIANCE DOES NOT RUN• Appliance may be in defrost cycle, and the compressor or fan will not run.
• Temperature control is in the OFF position.
• Appliance may not be plugged in or plug may be loose. Be sure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
• Fuse has blown, or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset circuit breaker or replace fuse with 15 amp. time delay fuse.
• Power outage. Check lights. Call local electric company.
Appliance runs too much or too long.• Room or outside weather is hot. It is normal for the appliance to work harder under these conditions.
• Appliance had recently been disconnected for a period of time. Appliance requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
• Large amounts of warm or hot food have been stored recently. Warm food will cause the appliance to run more until the desired temperature is reached.
• Door is kept open too long or too frequently. Warm air enters the appliance every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
• Appliance door may be slightly open.
• Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
• Appliance gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause appliance to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature.
Temperatures inside the appliance are too cold.• Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Temperatures inside the appliance are too warm.• Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
• Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Warm air enters the appliance every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
• Door may be open slightly.
• Large amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored recently. Wait until the appliance has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
• Appliance has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Appliance requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
• The product internal temperature will rise during the defrost cycle.
Temperature of external appliance surface is warm.• Appliance cabinet is warm to the touch. Appliance is operating normally, removing warm air form the inside.
Louder sound levels whenever appliance is on.• Today's appliances have increased storage capacity and a more even temperature. They require a high speed compressor. This is normal.
Louder sound levels when compressor comes on.• Appliance operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as appliance continues to run.
Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes on.• Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as appliance continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water boiling.• Refrigerant (used to cool appliance) is circulating throughout the system. This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.• Appliance is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Install leveling washers to shim up the appliance.
• Floor is uneven or weak. Appliance rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor can adequately support appliance.
• Appliance is touching the wall. Re-level the appliance or move appliance slightly.
Moisture forms on inside appliance walls.• Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal.
• Door is slightly open.
• Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Open the door less often.
Moisture forms on outside of appliance.• Door is slightly open, causing the cold air from inside the appliance to meet warm moist air from outside.
ODOR IN APPLIANCE• Interior needs to be cleaned. Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.
• Foods with strong odors are in the appliance. Cover the food tightly.
Door will not close.• Appliance is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misalign the door.
• Floor is uneven or weak.
LAMP IS NOT ON• Lamp is burned out. Follow directions under “interior Light" in Appliance Features.
• No electric current is reaching the appliance.

Arctic Air AWR25 Refrigerator Troubleshooting

OCCURRENCESOLUTION
APPLIANCE DOES NOT RUN• Appliance may be in defrost cycle, and the compressor or fan will not run.
• Temperature control is in the OFF position.
• Appliance may not be plugged in or plug may be loose. Be sure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
• Fuse has blown, or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset circuit breaker or replace fuse with 15 amp. time delay fuse.
• Power outage. Check lights. Call local electric company.
Appliance runs too much or too long.• Room or outside weather is hot. It is normal for the appliance to work harder under these conditions.
• Appliance had recently been disconnected for a period of time. Appliance requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
• Large amounts of warm or hot food have been stored recently. Warm food will cause the appliance to run more until the desired temperature is reached.
• Door is kept open too long or too frequently. Warm air enters the appliance every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
• Appliance door may be slightly open.
• Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
• Appliance gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause appliance to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature.
Temperatures inside the appliance are too cold.• Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Temperatures inside the appliance are too warm.• Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
• Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Warm air enters the appliance every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.
• Door may be open slightly.
• Large amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored recently. Wait until the appliance has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
• Appliance has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Appliance requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
• The product internal temperature will rise during the defrost cycle.
Temperature of external appliance surface is warm.• Appliance cabinet is warm to the touch. Appliance is operating normally, removing warm air form the inside.
SOUND AND NOISE
Louder sound levels whenever appliance is on.• Today's appliances have increased storage capacity and a more even temperature. They require a high speed compressor. This is normal.
Louder sound levels when compressor comes on.• Appliance operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as appliance continues to run.
Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes on.• Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as appliance continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water boiling.• Refrigerant (used to cool appliance) is circulating throughout the system. This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.• Appliance is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Install leveling washers to shim up the appliance.
• Floor is uneven or weak. Appliance rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor can adequately support appliance.
• Appliance is touching the wall. Re-level the appliance or move appliance slightly.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE APPLIANCE
Moisture forms on inside appliance walls.• Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal.
• Door is slightly open.
• Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Open the door less often.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE APPLIANCE
Moisture forms on outside of appliance.• Door is slightly open, causing the cold air from inside the appliance to meet warm moist air from outside.
ODOR IN APPLIANCE• Interior needs to be cleaned. Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.
• Foods with strong odors are in the appliance. Cover the food tightly.
DOOR PROBLEMS
Door will not close.• Appliance is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misalign the door.
• Floor is uneven or weak.
LAMP IS NOT ON• Lamp is burned out. Follow directions under “interior Light" in Appliance Features.
• No electric current is reaching the appliance.