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Fridge on the Fritz

I have a side by side Frigidaire refrigerator. I purchased it 18 months ago. The bottom of the refrigerator and the freezer is cold but the upper part of the refrigerator and freezer is not. I took everything out of it and turned it on its coldest setting and it is still not working. Please help!

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  • teejewels Nov 02, 2008

    I went grocery shopping the other day and had some large pizza boxes in my freezer. I had them kinda stuffed in there. So, I'm thinking I had blocked the blower. However, I have moved the boxes and still only the bottom of the freezer and refrigerator is getting cold. I unplugged the freezer last night and let it sit overnight so that all the ice could defrost. Should I put it to the coldest setting or factory setting.

  • teejewels Nov 03, 2008

    I can't hear a fan blowing. The bottom of the freezer and the bottom of the refrigerator is getting cold. However the top on both sides are not. I hear my refrigerator is humming as normal. I can't get any ice but the water is coming out cold.I pulled the refrigerator out and I see a fan blowing. Gosh, I don't want to call a repair man!

  • teejewels Nov 04, 2008

    Thanks so much Aborcass!! I took the back panel off of my freezer and I can see that the fan is not blowing. Is this common after only 18 months? By the way , what does hte mean?

  • teejewels Nov 04, 2008

    I haven't been bale to find this part for less than $100. Do you have any suggestions?

  • teejewels Nov 11, 2008

    THANK YOU !!! THANK YOU !!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! You were right! My evap fan had gone out. I called a local company and explained to the guy what the problem was. He told me it would cost me around $200.00 to fix. He said the part by itself was $60.00 and he sure could not sell it to me at cost. NO WAY was I going to pay that! I kindly told him to have a nice day! I went online to and purchased the part for $31.00. That included $6.95 for shipping!!! So the part was only $24.00. Anyway, the part arrived the next day and my husband installed it within minutes! Thank You so much, I thank God for people like you who help people like me!


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Sounds as if perhaps theres a fan in the freezer, copartment that is not spinning, circulating the cold air around, or if that fan is spinning you have adefost issue,not "self defrosting so the ice is building up preventing proper circulation

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    Ron Coons Nov 03, 2008

    normal settings will restore proper cold levels, barring any problem, can you hear a fan spinninginside the freezer compartment???

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    Ron Coons Nov 03, 2008

    you def sounds as if you have a faulty evap fan motor,(not circulating air into the refrig compartment)

    heres the part number for the fan, you can call frigidaire to send it to you or get it from As long as you minimally handy this should take you no longer then 25 min to replace, part retails for under $50. yull need to unplug unit, and remove the back wall of freezer compartment( only hte center section to gain acess the evap fan assy, its probalby 4 screws and 2-3 wires, EASY repair

    part number 5304445861

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Nov 04, 2008

    hte--- poorly spelled THE, not really common problem but can happen iguess.

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Nov 04, 2008

    1-888-APWAGNER -- part whare house i use , claims its under $50


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