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Both the refrigerator and freezer has stopped cooling, with the refrigerator going out first and then the freezer getting noticeably warmer a few days later. The refrigerator still seems to be working. This problem started around christmas and the repairman replaced the entire circuit board stating that it was the problem. After that it worked fine until about 3 weeks later it started exhibiting the same behavior. The fridge still sounds the same, nothing different except that it no longer cools, no matter the temperature setting. Help Anyone?

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Hello woolcocky - Do you hear anything running in the machine compartment? Does the compressor kick on and off? If it is not, contact a certified technician immediately, sounds like the refrigerator may be experiencing a coolant leak or an issue with the internal sealed system.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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    woolcocky Jan 28, 2013

    The unit was running continuously without it kicking on or off. I will definitely need to contact a technician because the unit burnt out this morning. my freezer is lined with black soot, so no doubt a small fire

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SOURCE: Fridge and Freezer working intermittently; not getting cold and making a vibrating sound

Dave, what you are hearing is the overload kicking out on the compressor. It's one of two things, either the compressor is failing or PTC (overload, relay) is going bad. I haven't seen too many PTC's fail on Frigidaire, but I have seen a lot of compressors failing. Your refrigerator will have a 5 year warranty, parts and labor if the compressor is at fault. You would have to do some tests on the compressor to determine which one is at fault. If you have a clamp on ammeter you can see how many amps the compressor is drawing during start and run. The compressor should have a label on it with the amperage information. You could just replace the PTC, part number 218721119 and see if the problem goes away but you could be throwing away money here if the compressor is the problem. With out being there, my guess would be the compressor itself. Catriver...post back.

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SOURCE: Refrigerator not cooling...bad odor.

check the condensor fan motor to see if its working and check the condensor for dust etc. the condensor fan is in the back on the bottom, you may need to remove a panel to access the fan. if the unit is running and the fan is not turning or if it is turning slow replace the fan. If possible check to see if the fan is getting 120 volts.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

SOURCE: The freezer works very well but the refrigerator is not cool enough

check if fan in freezer is running , stryo is air diverter leave alone. ck frz temp rkm

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: fridge & freezer are cooling on bottom but not

when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?sounds like the air isn't moving,there's also a damper on the fridge side,the door opens to let the cold air in and then closes,make sure the door is opening,you can take the cover off and put an ice cube on the twirled up metal part to close it and put your hand on it to open it to see if it's working

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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SOURCE: Frigidaire White 16.5 cu. ft. Top Freezer

Hi,

All of your cooling coils on this model are located in the freezer. If you are cold enough in the freezer your problem is air flow to the fresh food section.

- There is fan behind the back wall of the freezer, be sure that is running.

- Look for frost build up on the back wall of the freezer, if present we have a defrost problem

- look for the duct or channels between the floor and freezer and top of the refrigerator they could be blocked with ice, if so we have a drain problem.

Let me know what you find and I will help you from there.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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