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Refrigerator side freezing and cannot control temp.

I have a 10 year old side by side Frigidaire refrigerator model number FRS26R2AQ5 that has a problem only on the frigerator side. The freezer works good. We had it set to the factory settings but about 1 week ago the fruit and fluids started to freeze. I put a thermostat inside and found that it was at 20 and running. I turned it all the way down and heard it turn off. I have been trying different settings but it is either too cold or too warm and will not stay at any temp for long. Do I need some kind of thermostat? Is it inside the control panel in the top of the fridge side? Thank you JIM

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  • James Kollat Apr 27, 2013

    Thank you for your help. JIM



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Refrigerator side freezing and cannot control temp - 099b99d4-9ea3-4dba-a2ca-6c92989fe8af.jpgLook and see if the air damper called a=> 5304482075 Temperature Control Thermostat is opening and closing after selecting a different temperature. This along with the termostat are what controls the fresh food section temperatures. I am here should you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

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  • James Kollat Apr 26, 2013

    Thank you. I will check this part and get back to you.

  • James Kollat Apr 27, 2013

    When I turn the control I can here this air damper open and close, I can als feel the cold air shut off and then turn back on while I turn the control. Seems like this damper is working. Any other suggestions on what to check next? JIM

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    John Tripp Apr 27, 2013

    These components should also open and close the air damper proportional to the temperature settings you request. The damper may open and close but will it create and maintain the temperatures you ask for?

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    John Tripp Apr 27, 2013

    Jim I know of no other parts that can regulate temperatures other than the return vents located in the bottom of compartment. That is an expensive part and most likely returnable should its replacement not do the job. Thanks JT

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    John Tripp Apr 27, 2013

    It may be time to buy a replacement refrigerator. Being 10 years old and the part is 20% of a new refrigerator would cause me to get something new and better.....JT

  • James Kollat Apr 27, 2013

    Thank you for your help. JIM

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    John Tripp Apr 27, 2013

    You are welcome! Thanks John Tripp



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