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Frigidaire refrigerator frt18s6awx compressor and fans run but no cooling

It is a gift made in 2007 was running moved in upright position only tipped not laid down, let it side for several hours before plugging in, ran all night and no cooling at all, compressor sounds like its running compressor fan and freezer fan runs, is r134a refrigerant, can it be vapor locked or compressor "locked up" (not sure what that means) can I fix it?

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SOURCE: freezer/ fridge not cooling, compressor not running

this refig has 2 independent temp controls one that operates the freezer side (this one also operates compressor, condenser fan and evporator fan) and one that controls the temp for the fresh food side this one operates a damper and evaporator motor.
I looked up you model number and you need to check the control that is located to the left side of the control panel or the freezer control. if it is 60f in the unit then if this control is good it should read infinity on a ohms meter. if its bad you will get no reading at all. alternatley you may try hitting the control solidly with the **** of a screwdriver sometimes the contact will hange open. message me back if you need further assistance. peyton...

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Model # FRS23R4A - Not cooling

wihtout replacing the relay there really isnt any way to tell if its the compressor or the relay. the relay is veyr inexpensive in comparison to the compressor usually less than 70 bucks. and the best part is you can replace it yourself as opposed to paying a service company. this is the part number 218721113 and it prices at 38 dollars thru  sears.com.
once you replace the part if the compressor starts you should be ok. if it doesnt start then you will need to call a service company to replae the compressor or look at replaing the refrig. if the unit is less than 5 years old it may be under warranty for the compressor so check into that first. if I can be of further assistance dont hesitate to ask. thanks Peyton

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: frigidaire side by side freezer not freezing but

you may have defrost problem check see if you have frost build up in the freezer back wall

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Side-by-side not cooling or freezing

Dear customer,

We suggest u to do the follwoing checks,

  1. Hissing and popping is normal on frost free refrigerators, it is the defrost heater
  2. Check that the refrigerator is level
  3. Check the drain pan
  4. Check the condensor fan
  5. Check the evaporator fan
  6. Inspect the compressor mounts
As for th freezer's problem checkout the,
  1. Check the temperature setting
  2. Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the freezer or freezer
  3. Check for air flow restrictions in vents
  4. Test the temperature control
  5. Clean the condensor coils
  6. Check the door seals
  7. Test the door switch
  8. Test defrost heater
  9. Test defrost timer
  10. Test evaporator fan
  11. Check for a clogged drain tube
  12. Check for refrigerant leak.
Thank you. Plz rate the solution..

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Frigidaire Side By Side Not Cooling

That sounds like the start relay is buzzing. Unplug and lets check the compressor to see how hot and if too hot to hold your hand on the top of compressor we need to leave it unplugged until we find out if the start relay, start capacitor, overload or if the condenser fan stops after running a short while. Sea Breeze

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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