Question about Frigidaire FRT21H8 Top Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Freezer not staying cold

Have new fridge in cottage. worked fine in warm months. Now we turn cottage heat to 45 and freezer thaws things. What do we need to do?

Posted by on

  • tpmack Dec 12, 2008

    we bought the refrigerator just for the garage and nobody told us it had to be put in a warm room. what can we do to make it work in the garage

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 291 Answers

The temp control thinks its cold enough to stay off so you need to have the temp in home warmer so it will cycle / atleast 60 / larry

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

  • victor kocherha Dec 04, 2012

    Is there a more econimical way to have the fridge thinks its 60degrees such as placing a 40W light bulbe neat a sensor rather than heating the whole cottage year round to achieve the 60degrees?

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why do freezer coils ice up on my Stainless Steel Whirlpool refrigerator (model GB2SHDXTS)?


On your model your cntrl board has a relay that can stick causing the compressor to always run even when the unit is turned off or in defrost. turn the fridge off, move the temp of the freezer to it's warmest setting and it should display a line in the freezer and fridge temp display. listen to hear if the compressor is running in back of the unit. if it is you need part number: 12868513

Mar 15, 2013 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

2 Answers

Fridge freezer kept in cold garage. Freezer works from time to time but fridge stopped work. Could it be a thermostat problem or due to temperature of garage?


The problem is with the garage temperature. The temperature sensor for the refrigerator is in the fridge compartment, but the evap coils are in the freezer. Refrigerators were designed to work in an air conditioned space. When they are put into unheated spaces, it does not work well. The fridge thermostat typically is set to 40 deg F. If the outside temperature is close to that, then it does not turn on the compressor as much so the freezer will have a hard time staying below freezing.

There are garage refrigerator kits for people who put fridges in un heated garages in the winter. They just simple electric heaters that warm the fridge's thermostat to cause the compressor to run more often. This helps the fridge to maintain temperatures better in the freezer compartment. The same thing can be accomplished by putting a small wattage bulb in the refrigerator compartment. Just remember to remove it during the warm weather otherwise you will pay a large electricity bill in the summer months.

Dec 09, 2010 | Smeg FAB46X Top Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Refridgerator is not cold; barely cool.


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101


][][

Jul 27, 2010 | Frigidaire FRT15B3A Top Freezer...

2 Answers

Freezer isn't staying cold


What is the solution? What can we do to engage the refrig. again?

Mar 31, 2009 | KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side...

1 Answer

Freezer not cold enough


Hi yes you do need to keep the room the freezer is in at ahigher temperature probably not below 55 although you will need to experiment to find the minimum you can get away with. This is because modern refrigeration is designed for heated environments and some types are more susceptible than others to this situation.
Hope this will Fixya.

Please remember to rate this solution

Dec 12, 2008 | Frigidaire FRT21H8 Top Freezer...

2 Answers

Refridgerator Not Cooling


If top is compleatly warm it is probley the fan motor, lot of failures on them. Replacement one will be a different looking motor. Verify motor is not turning, located in the back of the freezer in the top middle, behind small grill. Will see fan blade pointed up, should run whenever compressor is on.

Aug 01, 2008 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

1 Answer

Viking Imperial Fridge... Purchased in early 90's


what is the stat set to ? A common problem with bottle coolers that work the same way, is people turn the stat to high ( very cold). This then drops the evaporator temperature so low it freezes up, in turn this stops the airflow and the ice build up worsens until you get the result you have, a warm fridge due to no airflow at all. It could be short of gas as this can cause it. A faulty defrost heater / timer can also cause it if its fitted as can a faulty fan that stops spinning. Due to the age of the unit I would try turning the stat back to 3/4 and see how that goes. it will get cold but will be more gradual, but hopefully shouldn't freeze up.

Mar 19, 2008 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Fridge wont get cold and freezer gets cold then gets warm


Sounds like to me you have a defrost issue. If your fridge is only 2 months old don't sweat it and call out a Whirlpool warrenty certified tech. to fix the problem. And sorry to say age does not matter with fridges any more. The good ole days of fridges lasting 20 years is over now it's 12 years if your lucky.

Feb 24, 2008 | Jenn-Air JCB2280HES Side by Side...

1 Answer

Frigidaire Freezer Runs Warm in Cold Weather


hi there the problem you have is that the temp in the garage is to low, the fridge part of your fridge freezer has priority and will only activate the compressor when req'd ie. in cold weather the fridge may not need to switch on the compressor for days at a time this is when the freezer will defrost.
All you can try doing is having some very low heating in your garage in the cold weather

hope this is of help.

Dec 11, 2007 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire FRT21H8 Top Freezer Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4630 Answers

Electrolux
Electrolux

Level 3 Expert

4342 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...