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Freezer Not Freezing

Noticed the other day my Frigidaire FRT15B3A wasn't freezing the freezer compartment. All the food had spoiled. The lower refrigerator seems to be working fine. Pulled it away from the wall (it's a garage fridge) to check the coils on the back for dust/crud, but they were okay. Increased the temperature control, came back the next day and things were freezing again! Put a thermometer in the freezer box and got a reading of 23 degrees. Thought it might have fixed itself, but alas, the freezer is unfrozen again today. What does this sound like?

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  • hamio Jan 22, 2009

    That's an interesting solution. We have had a spate of cold weather (colder than usual, even for Huntsville, AL) and the garage area has been quite cold. I'll check out the price of the kit and give it a try. I'll report back if the kit fixes the problem, or if we return to more normal temps before I can get it, whether the freezer returns to normal.



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Sounds like youll need to order and install one of these, its too cold in your garage to operate normally, this is a simple solution that should correct your issue

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