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I have a frigidaire side by side fridge, FRS23R4AW9. It recently started freezing the fridge side, mostly at the top but everything will eventually freeze. Also froze the water dispenser line. How can I tell if it is the air damper or the thermostat? Is there a way to test each one?

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  • Kristie steiger Mar 17, 2009

    Any insight? 
    Can someone tell me where the thermostat is located? 
    I unplugged the solenoid that opens and closes the door in the damper and rigged it about 3/4 of the way shut to see if that would help ( after I left the fridge door open for about an hour or so to help relieve some of the freezing)
    This morning a bottle of water is almost frozen so I am now thinking it is the thermostat. 
    Is it located behind the fridge temp control dial? 
    If so, how do I test it? 

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Hello,

You may be having a freon issue. Read some more info about this here. I type the longer version on my site. There are also factory service manuals to that may be helpful.

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Bill

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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you have to give me model# so i can help you

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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meaning you have a uncontrolled compressor it run continuously without monitoring the temperature, The Temperature control or Thermo control switch. will switch ON the Comp. untill the preset temp. is obtain then Sw. OFF if the temp is out of preset value.

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It sounds like the fan in the freezer behind the rear panel is not working. You should be able to hear it. It won't run with the door open so hold the door switch in.

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Sounds like you have the freezer temperature set too low.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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