My Freezer has not been working properly for a week or two now, not freezing anything at all. Within the last few days, the fridge seems to be warmer then normal as well, So I went through this site, and there was a suggestion to open the back of the freezer (inside), and check the coils to see if they were frozen or not... I did this, and yes, it was frozen, not evenly, all on the right side. So I left it unplugged for a little, and with a hairdryer I melted all the ice, and dried up the freezer. Put it back together and turned it on, took a while to start getting cold again, but it started, so as a joke, I took off the back again to see if all the coils were frosting up evenly, and they are not, still freezing again just on the right side, and the rest of the coils are not even cold to the touch....
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Nortron, sounds like the system is restricted. I have seen a lot of these Frigidaires in the past 5 years with this problem. You should have a even frost pattern through the entire evaporator. I have been changing the compressor, evaporator and heat exchanger on these models. Your system on this refer is covered for 5 years, parts and labor for this failure. Here's hoping it's under 5 years. If it is, make sure all three componets mentioned above are changed out, otherwise the same deal is going to happen again down the road. Catriver.
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Hello Linda, thank you for your post!
I understand that your Frigidaire freezer is not freezing properly. This could be an issue with your sealed system (which is compressor, condenser, drier, or tubing) or your control panel. The recommended temperature setting for your freezer is 0°F. It is also possible that this could be a miscommunication within the freezer and I would suggest performing a reset. You can perform a reset by disconnecting the power cord for at least ten minutes. If the reset does not help resolve your problem you need to contact a professional technician for proper diagnosis and repair. -Matt
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It sounds like a possible leak within your water line or water filter and that is what could be causing your Electrolux refrigerator fan to freeze. I would recommend having a professional come out to properly diagnosis your refrigerator.
The leak could also be within the cabinet and a technician would have the appropriate tools need to locate the cause of the leak. I hope this information has been helpful. -Matt
Since there is no description of what type of freezer, I will talk generic. Most freezers have some sort of drain heater. Commercial walk-ins use them. 2 types: an insertion type that go inside the drain and another type that is wrapped around the outside of the drain and then wrapped with a foam type insulation call armaflex. hope this helps some.
is the fan on in the freezer?? if not then you need a new evap fan..also check to see if there is frost build up on the back panel in the freezer section if so then you have a defrost issue could be a bad heater..to bandaid the problem..defrost the freezer back panel so air can flow into fridge side, but you will need to address the problem within a week or it will build up again
Most times this is a bad cold control, but there are other things to check for. Make sure the condenser fan is working and the coils are not covered with dust. A separated heat exchanger ( small capillary tubing soldered to the large suction line ) can separate from one another and make the fridge run too long. - tape tubing back together. A poor working evaporator fan motor could also make the fridge run too long and freeze - replace the fan motor. An inefficient compressor or refrigeration system could make the fridge run too long and freeze - have a service tech check this out. A misaligned control settings, make sure the air damper and cold control have not been bumped and are out of normal settings. Stuck open air diffusers or air dampers are becoming more and more common for allowing too much air to be blown into the fresh food section and freezing things. On all frost free fridge's the freezer temp air is blown into the fresh food section, if you have "easy" to freeze items ( eggs, veggies in water, etc ) in front of or under where the freezer temp air comes out, they could freeze - store them in a different spot. Doors not closing properly making the fridge run too long is something else to check for.the air dceflector, As you know, the deflector directs the freezer air toward the front of the frig and the rear of the cold control
Get british gas homecare cover for heating and appliances, don't tell 'em the freezer isn't working, then a month later report it as a fault, they'll fix it. Unscrupulous i know but what can ya do? Otherwise get a hotpoint engineer, sign up for their maintenance plan.
If you have had 4 problems in a year where Sears had to replace something, you are entitled to a new refrigerator according to the lemon law. Call the 800 number and they can review your service calls. We have had several problems with our refrigerator as well. (Ice maker, lightbulb burning the plastic cover, motherboard needed replaced and the strip that holds the two doors together fell off) Today the service man was there for the 4th time to replace the door strip. I called the number and they are processing the paperwork for a new refrigerator.