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Frigidaire freezer not working

Had 4-6 inches of water in basement, now Frigidaire freezer does not work.

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  • sbraden777 Jan 22, 2009

    I recently had flooding in my garage due to sump pump blockage. Now top freezer does not work but the main fridge works fine? Any suggestions?

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The thermostat may have shorted out so that it is no longer making contact to put power to the compressor. After drying out the components try bypassing the thermostat and see if it will start or make any sound whatsoever. If it does start and run with the thermostat bypassed replace the thermostat. 4-6 inches of water can also get to the relay on the compressor. Replacing the relay and over load assembly also be a good idea.

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you can try to raise your freezwer off the ground when you get your new one...

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