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My fridsgidair fridge model #frt21il6jb2 doesnt freeze ice cream.temp gets to around 0 degrees or a little less but ice cream is too soft.frost builds up on the back bottom right side of freezer.

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  • Juan Rodriguez Nov 30, 2012

    today i have remove item from the freezer and melted the frost and ice with a hair dryer.turned it back on,has been runing for bout 6 hours but the freezer still doesnt get low enough.

  • Juan Rodriguez Nov 30, 2012

    i failed to mention that this past weekend i decided to move the fridge fwd and vacuum all lint buid up from the back bottom condensor/compressor area.after doing so i plugged it back in and it did not start up again even thoufgh the lights worked .i couldnt hear the fridge start up again. i had also poured warm/hot water on the back corner of the freezer comp to remove/thaw frost/ice build up.i notice a pan on the bottom of the refridgerator was filled with water and a drain was dripping water onto it.so i think the drain is clear.i started to take apart a plastic channel about 6 inches wide and the depth of the fridge from the ceiling of the refridgerator.i saw what looked like a timer .i turned it ever so slightly and the fridge kicked on.should i have turned the timer switch a full turn ?did i do something wrong by unsyncronizing the defrost timer and the compressor?

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 15, 2012

    correction the freezer's temp is around 30-35.i found the hanging thermometer was faulty.

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No, the defrost timer will be OK. You will need to replace the "defrost thermostat" on the unit. Here is the part to order.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 04, 2012

    is this defrost thermostat simple to replace?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 04, 2012

    It is simple. Just remove the back panel of the freezer and you will see attached to the coils.

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 06, 2012

    i have ordered the thermostat .will install and see if does the trick once installed.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 06, 2012

    Ok, keep me posted.

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 13, 2012

    installed new thermostat.I guess I have to wait and see.

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 13, 2012

    ithas been about 9 hours since i installed th defrost timer.the back wall is starting to build up frost again.not sure what to do next.

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 13, 2012

    correction defrost thermostat.

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 13, 2012

    removed all food items from freezer.removed back plate assy,disconected heater strip and did an ohm check;it read about 33 ohms.not sure f that is aceptable.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 14, 2012

    If the heater had continuity it is good. It has to be the defrost thermostat.

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 14, 2012

    defrost thermostat was replaced.no frost build up anymore.freezer temp s 35 fridge temp is 45.

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 16, 2012

    doyou have any other ideas i could try?

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 16, 2012

    the back of the freezer doesnt loo like it is building up frost anymore but the freezer doesnt drop to 0 degrees it staysaroud 32-35 degrees

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 16, 2012

    Is the fan in the freezer blowing really well?

  • Juan Rodriguez Dec 17, 2012

    yes the fan is blowing like it did when new.

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SOURCE: Viking freezer frost build-up

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/control board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.
  • if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
Mike  

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SOURCE: ice in the bottom of frigidaire side by side frost proof freezer

take all the bottom shelves and baskets out of the freezer. look at the back wall of the freezer. youll see a block of ice in a metal pan looking part at the bottom of the rear panel. there is a hole in the bottom of that pan. thats the defrost drain. its clogged. use a hair dryer to get all the ice out then use hot water to flush out the drain hole.

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SOURCE: Refrigerator won't cool and freezer has ice build up on back.

its a defrst problem most likely the defrost thermister wr55x10025

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