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Frigidaire side by side

My frigidaire side by side model no FRS26LF7DS7 has suddenly stopped cooling. The fan still runs and I hear a click and the condensor comes on and stays on for a minute then a loud click and it shuts off again. I had never heard the click before when the refrigerator came on. Up until this morning it was cooling fine. I can tell the click is in the switch connected to the condensor motor.

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  • Maria Epps Jan 06, 2007

    Thanks so much. That sounds exactly how my refrigerator is doing. Someone is supposed to come and look at it, but at least I have a place to start. Thanks again.

  • brainyone27 Nov 30, 2007

    fridge just not cooling, we had to tip the fridge back slightly to get it in the door when we moved & I saw a couple of drops of oil on the floor. Now fridge sounds ok, but when I put a temp gage inside that currently measured room temp (72 degrees), the next morning it reads 76 degrees inside fridge all night! Not good so I unplugged it until I can get help fixing it. It is a Fridgidaire side by side stainless, ice & water in the freezer door.

  • JoJoFix May 13, 2008

    My 1997 Frigidaire, Model # VFX262ZRF, Side by Side, stopped cooling and a wall of ice developed in the freezer even though the freezer is not freezing. I removed the accumlated dust from the air vents -- to no avail. Is it time to buy a new refrigerator?



    Joanne

  • armymom-6 May 13, 2008

    our refrigerator is warm on the food side ? can you help me

  • gloriaj34 May 22, 2008

    I have the same problem but it sounds like my compresor is only staying on for 10 seconds.an I have a 2003 Frigidaire modle frs26r2aw4

  • CRR250 Jun 30, 2008

    FREEZER NOT COOLING



    REFRIG ONT COOLING

  • skyflyer1 Aug 10, 2008

    my fridgefaire rerfig is not coming on at all. getting powed tocircuit board and light comes on but nothing else works, what is causing it tonnot energise the fan or compressor????????????????

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    my frigidaire FRS6R5ESBL side by side refrigerator stop cooling

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The compressor sounds like the start device went bad. When that happens there is the "click" during trying to start, but since it can't the compressor overheats in time and then the thermal overload opens to protect it from overheating. Take the back lower panel off the refer and see if the compressor is really hot to the touch. If you have a little white colored box on the left side of the compressor pull it off and shake it... if it rattles and debris falls out you know it's bad. There is a kit that replaces it and it's real easy to install yourself. If you have a compressor that has a little blue indian head symbol on it however... your compressor is toast. Once they overheat they're done. If you have any other brand name you should be OK with a simple start device change out.

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We hear a buzzing sound (about every 30 seconds) like the icemaker when it calls for water. My ice cubes have been coming out very hollow on the inside suggesting it is not getting enough water. I turned the ice maker off and it still buzzes every 30 seconds. Last night (Saturday) I pulled it out and took the cardboard-like panel off the back to check the water supply. The supply hose from coming from the sink to the refridgerator unit has plenty of water pressure to it. So I figured I better have an expert come look at it Monday. I left the cardboard panel off. Today, the freezer is not cold and food is thawing out. What can I do?

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My first thought is a compressor not running from your description of the clicking.

Compressor problems can be:

Could be a Relay, stiff compressor/motor assembly, low voltage, run, or start capacitor if so equipped.

You will need a voltage (amp meter would help) meter to check the voltage (amp draw) at start up on the compressor to determine if you are making headway on finding the cause.

You will have to verify the voltage for sure and during start up 1st unplug the refrigerator let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 1st During this time check the voltage at the wall plug. 2nd AT the compressor relay (2 wires to the compressor) when it first try's to start meaning while someone plugs it in. The reading can be up to 10% lower during this time. continue to watch the volts as it runs until it clicks again and cuts off. The voltage then should return to where it was at the plug-in. If not We now have a problem outside the compressor area. If so we are on the right path.

A replacement relay and overload (with the run and or start capacitor if equipped) replaced as a whole at the same time will either confirm its one of these components. With them replaced and correct voltage range during start of the compressor it will either work or your compressor is out.

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