Frigidaire Model number frs26znh defrost not working?
My refrigerator froze up the other night, so I thawed it out and have been running it for a day and a half now. The evaporator coil is staying white and seems to be slowly building ice, but is holding temp. I was wondering where to start with the defrost system and how to accsess it. Please help..
i cannot find the defrost timmer on my fridgidare side by side refridgerator help
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Hello Lynn, thank you for your post!
I understand that your Frigidaire refrigerator is not making ice and items inside of the freezer are thawing out. This could be an issue with your control panel or sealed system, is there anything being displaying on the front of your refrigerator? May I also have your model number? You can locate your serial tag (which lists your model number) on the right hand wall of the fresh food side. With that information I would be able to assist you further. -Matt
Your defrost circuit is made up of a defrost heater, defrost thermostat and a defrost timer (generally, but will depend on make and model). They are relatively straight forward to troubleshoot and replace, and not that expensive.
Suggest you go to www.searspartdirect.com and plug in the model number of your frigerator and look up the parts you need to get an idea of how much they are. NOTE: Sears isn't the cheapest place to buy the parts, but they use the real part number for further research.
When your unit thaws - do you hear the compressor kicking on at the start of a cycle? If not, maybe the compressor relay it hanging up somehow. Or the compessor capacitor is malfunctioning. It is NOT a compressor problem though.
If you are capable of getting to the defrost heater circuit, you should check the defrost thermostat and timer (if there is not ice build up behind the panel. If the defrost circuit is active too long it could cause that condition - but you defrost heater is not the problem unless there is an ice build up.
Your Defrost drain Plug is clogged or kinked. Check the tube from the freezer to the fridge, make sure it's connected, then pull out your drawers in the bottom of the fridge and clear your drain hole..
The most likely cuase of this problem is that your defrost timer is not owrking properly. It seems that it is cycling too frequently and causing all kinds of problems for you.
You can purchse a defrost timer online easily by doing a search for "appliance parts" these sites will want the model number of your unit and then will give you a parts breakdown for it. Check a number of different sites as the prices can vary greatly.
Hopefully this will help you to solve your problem!
Check the defrost timer, it may be out, if the coils in you freezer are all froze over with ice it may stop your fan from circulating the cool air to the frig side, this is cause by the defrost time not working. It will need to be replaced. You will need the model number and to thaw the coils with a heater or to unplug the frig while it thaws. If this is your problem call First
Source and provide with model number and ask for a defrost heater. Replace per instructions.
You have bad defrost timer or bad heaters. Most of the time the problem is heaters. You have to completly thaw unit and install the heater. You may need a service tech for that but get model and serial numbers. Go to appliace sore and buy the parts yourself. Save you some money.
The defrost systems is:
218169802 HEATER-DEFROST 5303917954 THERMOSTAT-DEFROST 5303917954 TIMER-DEFROST
Start with the timer. It is just under the front kick plate. there is a knob you can turn it slowly.until it clicks off the compressor. then open the freezer and listen . You should hear the heater come on .. it will sizzle when it comes on ...
You will have to remove the back panel of the freezer to check the heater for and thermostat for continuity. Heater are the lease likely part to go bad... I always change thermostat and timers together.
let me know if this helps or we can chat if you need more help.