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Freezer/ fridge not cooling, compressor not running

I am looking too see if my frig is fixable. It's a side by side the inner top fan runs, bottom fan and compressor not coming on. 60 degrees inside frig and freezer. FRS26R4CBO- frigidaire brand. Am good with testor if I knew what to look at, as far as finding a bad high/ low pressure switch.

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  • kentutt123 Jan 28, 2009

    Ok, Thank you for the advise. Just tested the control switch- tested good. I'm tthinking it might be the relay/ or capacitor on compressor plug.

  • kentutt123 Jan 29, 2009

    I found a burnt spot on a on a control board mounted in the fridge top (about 10 inches away from temp control switches)

  • kentutt123 Jan 29, 2009

    I found a burnt spot on a on a control board mounted in the fridge top (about 10 inches away from temp control switches)

  • kentutt123 Jan 29, 2009

    hooked up a test wire from red comp. side and orange switch side and compressor and fan started right up and ran with a good sounding purr. I need a new circuit board.

  • kentutt123 Jan 29, 2009

    Well thanks,


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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...

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    peyton thompson Jan 28, 2009

    are you hearing a humming and clicking noise like the compressor trying to start? then you rright I would try a start relay. only thing is the condenser fan should have been running. you  need to verify power to that motor as well to be sure its not bad as well. peyton

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    peyton thompson Jan 29, 2009

    COOL!! thats the automatic defrost control here's the part#240554502 i got this number thru but you may be able to find it cheaper by shopping around good luck peyton


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