Question about Frigidaire FRT21HS6D Top Freezer Refrigerator
I'm thinking all three problems are related. Frigidaire FRT21LR7AW6, freezer on top. Unit bought in 2003.
About 9 months ago, the ice maker stopped working. Husband checked for blockage in tubing, but water was getting to the unit OK, but still no ice. Not a problem, we don't use that much ice, so we just lived with it. Then about 3 months ago noticed water puddling on the second shelf of the fridge, and what looked like condensation on the inside top of the fridge near the back where the tubing comes into the fridge and goes up to the freezer. About four weeks ago noticed that puddling seems to have stopped, but now getting a lot of frost accumulating in freezer, especially around the door area. And the freezer seems to be super cold -- ice cream is frozen like a brick.
If your frig is freezing the food in the chilling compartment as well as the freezer, it means one thing--its thermostat isn't shutting down the compressor when the set temperature has been met. You stated that you had it checked by, I assume, a professional service technician. Being a retired tech myself, I'm surprised that he didn't check this out and discuss it with you. Check the temperature IN THE FREEZER! If it is less than 10 degrees F., turn the thermostat to "warmer". If the temp in the freezer is 10 degrees F., leave it alone and go to the temp control in the frig, which is a damper that controls cold air flow from the freezer compartment. Close this damper until your temperature in the upper part of the refrigerator is 38 to 40 degrees F. If these efforts don't shut down the compressor and correct your problem, then the answer is simple. Your thermostat is bad and needs to be replaced. It isn't expensive, and should cost you less than the labor for a tech to install it. Good luck!
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