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I have a frigidare side by side refrigerator fghs2344kf4, the freezer if -27 and the refrigerator is 68 degrees. What could it be?

The freezer is solid frozen and the refrigerator is warm. I check the temperature settings and the freezer is set to 0 and the refrigerator to 35. please need some help all my food is spoiling.

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  • Javier Pagan Feb 17, 2012

    Thank you Chris for the answer. I took a look at the damper before and it had a block of ice in it, not letting air go though. I took it out clean all the ice and connected back, i notice the damper moving open and closing, but after a few hours it was full of ice again. Any other thing come to mind?

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    Electrolux Feb 17, 2012

    Well if the damper is continuing to freeze up that is your indication of a moisture issue. This could come from the doors not sealing all the way, having a gap or damage, or the fill tube to the ice maker not sealing where it goes back through the back wall. Check the doors and see if you notice any issues with the tubing in the surrounding area.


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SOURCE: food stays frozen regardless of temperature setting

It is possible it has a bad thermostat but most likely cause would be a bad damper motor.  It is the vent inside the fridge that opens and closes, based on temp. setting, to allow cold air from the freezer into the fridge section.

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Sounds like the damper isn't opening. Put you hand on the Left wall of the fridge side, at the top. If you feel No Air. Then there is your issue. Bad Damper Motor. Also check the back wall of the freezer, there sould be No Frost. If there is then you have a defrost issue. Not a damper problem. One more thing. Make sure when you shut the fridge door, the light goes out. About a half inch or so before the door is completly shut, the light will go out, if not then thats your issue. Let me know how you make out.


Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: frigidaire freezer cold, refrig in 50's.

Because the model FRT21P5A has a manual adjusting vent I believe your problem is either the defrost heater and defrost thermostat and or the cold control (thermostst) is not working correctly. When temperatures rise in the refrigerator side first that is a sign that the air flow from the freezer is restricted. You will need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear panel in back of freezer to confirm. If Iced over use a hair dryer to defrost and disconnect one wire on the defrost heater. Check the defrost heater with an ohm meter. You should get a reading. If defective and no reading you need to replace the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. Let me know what you find, Thanks Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Neither the freezer or refrigerator side is cold.

Defrost problem.

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SOURCE: My refrigerator was not cooling

the defrost thermostat may be bad

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