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Frigidaire FRS23LH5DS9 Side-by-side won't freeze and/or or chill

First, I noticed the ice-cubes were thawing then the refrigerator started buzzing about every 5 minutes. We used a hair dryer to thaw the icemaker line. Cleaned the compressor with a vacuum. Initiated the defrost cycle by pushing in the light switch 5 times in 6 sec. Then turned off the defrost cycle by doing the same. Lastly, we unplugged the refrigerator and let it sit for about 10 minutes before plugging it back in. We reset the Cold Controls from "0" to the "factory settings" on both the refrigerator and the freezer. Fans are running, lights are all on, water line is still buzzing but nothing seems to help the inside remains 60 degrees on both sides. My refrigerator is 3 years old. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Kenmore 596.75509400 bottom freezer

JH, did you notice if the freezer back panel was full of frost first time it started thawing? If so you may have a defrost problem. I've had 4 of these control boards (jazz boards) fail on this model in the last week. Behind the front grill, there should be a tech sheet that will show you how to run the componet tests at the control board. Part number for the board is 12002339. This board controls compressor, defrost, damper and fans. Catriver.

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

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SOURCE: FRS22ZRF side by side Frigidaire

I'm having the same problem and I've identified that the ice auger is no longer being turned by the rear drive coupling b/c the rear drive coupling is slipping on its axis or axel. There is a nut and some sort of metal clip there but I haven't figure out how to removed it yet. The water not coming from the door dispenser may be linked to the electronic valve in the bottom rear access panel area or possibly a blocked line. ID the valve by actuating the water dispenser and listen if you can hear the valve selenoid. You can remove the water lines at the valve to trouble shoot if the valve is opening. that way you can determine if it is a blocked line or just the valve or something else.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Buzzing and low temps

sound like a compresser relay/overload ,uplug the refigerator remove back cover, remove relay that is on the compressor and check it by shaking it , it should not rattle. if it does replace it..

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SOURCE: Icemaker not making ice

Have you tried to turn off the icemaker and turn it back on? Or maybe even unplug the refrigerator for a few minutes in order for the icemaker to reset?

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I understand that the ice maker in your Frigidaire refrigerator, model# FRS23H7CS, is crushing your ice, but will not dispense the crushed ice. It sounds like the dispenser is possibly jammed. Follow the following steps for a possible resolution:

    1)The ice has melted and frozen around the auger due to infrequent use, temperature fluctuations, and/or power outages. Remove the ice container, thaw, and empty the contents. Clean the container, wipe dry, and replace it in the proper position. When new ice is made, dispenser should operate.

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If the icemaker's ice mold is empty (no ice cubes since they've already dumped) and there is no water getting to it, there are a couple of possible problems.
The first and easiest is that the water line is frozen. The place to check this is the at the tube above the back of the icemaker where the water comes in. They have been known to freeze up there or at the elbow on the back of the freezer. If this is the case, you can thaw it with a hair dryer. That bend and tube going down to the ice mold is the only place it will freeze up. If you have to cut the manufacturer's pressed on clamp to remove it to thaw it, you can replace it with a small hose clamp.
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