Frigidaire FFU20F9G (model FFU20F9GW3) temperature light is on
I have had this freezer for 10 years. It worked fine until yesterday. I noticed the temperature alarm light came on (the audible alarm is off but if you turn it to on you hear it very loudly) and that the ice cream in the freezer melted. I turned the temperature up to a setting of 6 (factory set is 4) and put some ice cubes in and they are not melting and all the other food in the freezer still appears frozen. The temperature alarm light is still on and the audible alarm is still going off if I turn it on and that is my question in terms of why is the temperature alarm light still on and do I still have a problem?
The ONE difference that I did see (actually hear) is that when I closed the freezer door in the past I would hear a sucking sound (like a vacuum sealing something). This sound has disappeared. The door is still closing and as far as I can tell the gasket is sealing but I am wondering if this may have something to do with it.
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Check along the back and sides of the freezer for any vent-like openings that are covered or blocked by packages. There may be a sensor that's not getting air flow as it should. Although most upright freezers are now frost free, there still can be ice buildup in critical areas such as the thermal sensor or the fan. Can you tell if the fan is running?
Even if the compressor has failed, your frozen items will keep the temp down for several days. I suggest you move the frozen goods to a neighbor immediately. Meat or fish in particular quickly becomes unsafe to eat without at least refrigeration.
It sounds like the temperature control of your Frigidaire freezer (FKFH21F7HW) is possibly in the off position. When this occurs the temperature control turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb or other electronics. Let's try reactivating your freezer by pressing the UP arrow until display shows "4" or desired setting. Please allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize. For future reference you can lock the control to keep from accidently changing the temperature setting.
If this is not the case and your freezer has no power, can you please elaborate prior to your problem any other symptoms? For instance, did notice any error codes, or other strange functions? Also, may I have your model number please? The serial tag, which lists your model number, is normally located inside the cabinet on the left/right side wall. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. - Z
I have had the same problem with my frigidaire/electrolux upright freezer... I am researching to see if there is a pattern. Once or twice a year for the past few years, the freezer defrosted itself. I found the outside of the unit to be VERY hot to the touch around the time that this occurred.
We typically unplug it for a chunk of time when this happens and then replug it. It has always begun working again.
Sadly, we have lost many groceries and have had to clean many bloody meat messes as a result of this. ANYONE buying this freezer should save their receipt... That way, they can return it or have it repaired when it fails. I hate to think of sending all of these failing monstrosities to the landfill... =(
yuour compressor is busted the couse the compressor overlooad did trip... couse to shut down your compressor thats why its allways on heater mode..... call an refrigeration tech and replace your compressor and check your power meybe your have encountered an low voltage power breakdown to buned your compressor.
Without any additional info, there are a lot of possibilities:
1. Condenser coil (underneath unit) is dirty and clogged.
2. Compressor is failing. (need A/C tech)
3. Metering device is clogged. (need A/C tech)
4. Refrigerant charge is low. (need A/C tech)
5. Door seal is broken (frost will form around door).
6. Defrost heaters are stuck on (replace defrost timer located underneath unit at front).
7. Condenser fan has failed (underneath freezer on back).
8. Evaporator fan (inside fan) has failed (ice will form on cooling coil).
This should get you started...
If this helps you, please select YES to the first two ratings questions. Thank you, and Good Luck.
Several things could cause this. To check most things you will need to remove the back wall of the freezer to see the evaporator. It is possible the freezer is low on gas. If it is the coils will usually appear to be only half frosted or less. It is possible the defrost is bad ( I assume this is a frost free) In this case the coils will be totally clogged with ice and no air can circulate. If so you'll most likely have to replace the bi-metal... a circular looking part about the diameter of a quarter clipped onto the coil with 2 wires leading from it. This may also cause the fan to stop running from ice accumulation...or the fan itself could be bad which would also cause a partial meltdown. Unless the machine needs gas an appliance repair person will probably charge you around 100 bucks for most of these repairs..gassing it of course will be more and there is no guarantee how long the gas will stay in it as most leaks are difficult, if not impossible to locate. Hope that helps !
If it started to cool again the compressor was running. Check the condenser and make sure it is clean. Provide as much air movement through the garage as possible . 100 degrees is a high temperature to be operating a refrigerator in.