Question about Frigidaire FRT125GW (12 cu. ft.) Top Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Why is Fridge Freezer not switching itself back on after 2 hours?

Is it normally for a fridge freezer to be "off" for a couple of hours before it comes back on? My f/freezer always works 30 mins on and then 60 mins off and so on. Week ago started playing up. Where the f/freezer would stay on for say 2 hours and then turn off BUT it would also stay off for 2-3 hours before coming back on. F/freezer has been switched off for a week in case anything was frozen. Switched back on not its still not working, meaning 2 hours on and then over 2 hours off with the temperatures rising in fridge ( up to 10oc) and freezer compartment but still not switching on. I can manually turn the dial but doesn't want to seem to do it automatically properly.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Official Brand Answer
  • 4,342 Answers

Good Afternoon S Trowell - Thank you for your post! Based on the symptoms you are describing it appears that the thermostat has lost its calibration and is not cycling on or off at the proper temperatures. I would recommend connecting with a professional appliance tech for a clear-cut diagnosis and to proceed further.

Posted on May 09, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
catriver
  • 878 Answers

SOURCE: Freezer not working properly...

Nortron, sounds like the system is restricted. I have seen a lot of these Frigidaires in the past 5 years with this problem. You should have a even frost pattern through the entire evaporator. I have been changing the compressor, evaporator and heat exchanger on these models. Your system on this refer is covered for 5 years, parts and labor for this failure. Here's hoping it's under 5 years. If it is, make sure all three componets mentioned above are changed out, otherwise the same deal is going to happen again down the road. Catriver.

Posted on Jun 10, 2007

tborn6
  • 700 Answers

SOURCE: fridge freezer light on nothing else after transporting.

IS THIS A AUTOMATIC DEFROST UNIT? IF SO THEN THE DEFROST CLOCK PROBABLY IS BAD, LOOK UNDERNEITH BY THE COMPRESSOR AND THERE SHOULD BE A SQUARE ISH BAX THAT HAS 4 WIRES COMING OUT OF IT. TAKE AND TURN THE RED KNOB WITH A SCREW DRIVWER UNTIL THE COMPRESSOR COMES ON. IF THAT WAS NOIT IT TAKE A HAIR DRIER AND HEAT UP THE LIDUID LINE DRIER SOME TO TRY TO CLEAR THE RESTRICTION ON THE DRIER. GOOD LUCK (SORRY ABOUT ALL CAPS BUT GOT TIRED OF CORECTING THE SPELLING) NOT SHOUTING

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • 531 Answers

SOURCE: Fridge worked perfect for 3yrs, one day i took

you may have a big problem not sopose have the door open so long better you call service

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

Sea Breeze
  • 4654 Answers

SOURCE: frigidaire freezer cold, refrig in 50's.

Because the model FRT21P5A has a manual adjusting vent I believe your problem is either the defrost heater and defrost thermostat and or the cold control (thermostst) is not working correctly. When temperatures rise in the refrigerator side first that is a sign that the air flow from the freezer is restricted. You will need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear panel in back of freezer to confirm. If Iced over use a hair dryer to defrost and disconnect one wire on the defrost heater. Check the defrost heater with an ohm meter. You should get a reading. If defective and no reading you need to replace the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. Let me know what you find, Thanks Sea Breeze

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • 47 Answers

SOURCE: Refrigerator won't stay cold

where you found the block of ice there should have been a drain hole with a tube attached that runs to the evaporative pan at the bottom ... most likley is the pan at the bottom is dirty and the drin tube is plugged at this point the easy fix is to (1) clean the drain pan (2) remove the ice in the cold transfer shaft as you have done before (3) pour warm water into the drain hole as it is probally iced up and last take a can of air like you use for a computer key board with the straw attached place it in the drain hole and hold a wet rag around it and press the button once this is clear you should be home free hope this helps

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hotpoint FZ175G red warning light comes on freezer still freezing after reset light comes on again after a couple of hours


Red light on for High Freezer Temperature Warning
or freezer not cooling, but fridge is and a lot of noise from compressor.
Also, fridge drain hole blocked, water in bottom of fridge.


This is a common fault in Hotpoint Fridge Freezers and can also happen if the door has been left open or has been a power cut.

1. Turn off fridge freezer, or at least turn down the freezer temp to minimum, though not ideal.
2. Open freezer door and remove all drawers.
3. Remove the back panel on the inside of the freezer. This is held in place with 4 screws, which might be 6mm hex head or star allen head. Pull the panel out.
4. Behind where the panel was, there is a cooling element for cooling, pipes, and below this a temperature sensor. If the fridge freezer is not switched off, then fold together a few layers of tinfoil and wrap around the sensor.
5. Use a hairdryer to slowly melt the ice. Melt it around areas where it appears to be hanging on, such as the corners of the cooling element or bolts, as well as any thin sections below the main block of ice around the cooling element, which will be supporting the main block. Use a plastic ice scraper to remove ice but not near pipes or sensor.
Warning: Be careful using electrics around water & melting ice & drips.
6. Below the cooling element, there is a drip channel & drain hole. If this hole is full of ice, pour a small amound of warm water down, leave for 10 seconds and pour a bit more until clear.
In the fridge, clear the drain hole in the same way.
Warning: Do not pour a lot of water down, as this water drains onto a tray above the hot compressor at the rear of the fridge freezer to be evaporated by the heat of the compressor and the tray will only hold a small amount.
7. When all ice is removed, dry all moisture. Put the shelves back. Close door. Turn on fridge freezer. Turn up the freezer temperature to your normal setting. Turn on fast freeze if available. After 1 hour, check with a thermometer. It should be cold enough after 1 or 2 hours.

Sep 17, 2013 | Freezers

1 Answer

Fridge freezer probs


From the sound of it I would looking at the evaporator fan in the freezer. This is what circulates air and actually cools the refrigerator as well as the freezer

May 21, 2012 | Maytag Refrigerators

2 Answers

Freezer not working on ariston fridge freezer 2 orange lights on top of fridge keep beeping every two hours causing fridge not to work is there a reset button


freezer not working on ariston... Solve freezer not working on ariston fridge freezer 2 orange lights on top of fridge keep beeping every... (More) freezer not working on ariston fridge freezer 2 orange lights on top of fridge keep beeping every two hours causing fridge not to work is there a reset button

Sep 13, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

Freezer not defrosting


Your defrost drain line is frozen over.Remove everything from the fridge and turn it off for 24 hours with the doors standing open.
The drain line will thaw and you will return to normal operation.
You could also turn the fridge off, remove the freezer floor panel and back panel. Take a hair dryer and thaw out the drain hole. Takes about 2 hours.
You decide which procedure to use.

Apr 23, 2009 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Ice is building up on the back wall of fridge


Option 1 defrost fridge manually by switching off power for 24 hours, allowing built up ice & frost to melt.
Option 2 Switch off mains power and using a hair drier blow hot air into the freezer supply vents. This shuold shift the ice in a couple of hours

Nov 12, 2008 | Candy CPCA240FFK Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Freezer works great, as it should, but fridge is only keeping items room temp. I have the setting at the coldest setting: #7. What is wrong?


Here's what I did, I defrosted! I found out that the fridge temp is monitored and maintained by the freezer. Because we had a power outage one night, my freezer thawed while we all slept and then when power came back on, freezer re-froze but this cause an ice build up on the vent on the back wall of the freezer. Well, ice must have been in one (or more) vents, causing blocked air flow in my top half of the refrigerator. I turned the dial in the freezer to "off" which also shuts down power to the fridge half. I then unplugged the refrigerator, hauled all my food items into coolers, opened the freezer door and refrigerator doors and left them open for a little over six hours. I took advantage of this empty fridge and freezer and wiped everything down. After this time frame passed, I plugged the fridge back in, turned the freezer dial to my preferred freezer temp, and wah-lah! Within two hours I had a cold fridge and solid ice cubes in the freezer. I then put all my food items back into their appropriate compartments, and went to work. Bear in mind, a total 24-hour period is needed for the fridge to re-set itself, but still, after two hours the fridge was noticeably cold. Who knew, besides our parents' generation: DEFROST!

Sep 10, 2008 | Maytag MBB1954G Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Liebherr frost free fridge/freezer


Try these solutions in these order:
1. Switch off the fridge and leave the door open overnight. Switch it back on in the morning.
Explanation: The sensor inside the fridge gets frozen and cannot control the temperature properly.
2. Switch off the fridge. Unplug it. At the back of the fridge (behind the unit, not inside) there is a large grid. Clean it with a hoover thoroughly. Open the fridge. Dry the back of the fridge if wet (inside the fridge). If frosted wait for it to defrost and then dry it. Plug in the fridge. Switch the fridge back on. This one worked for me.
Explanation: The dust in the grid deprives the fridge from cooling down and the unit can't control the temperature in the fridge section.
3. Switch off the fridge. -Unplug it. Empty it. Turn it upside down. Plug it in. Switch it on for 24 hours. Switch it off. Unplug, return to normal and switch on.
Explanation: This has to do with the pressure of the gas inside the compressor. I have not tried it but this advice as given to me by a qualified electrician when I commented the (in)famous F2 problem in Liebherr fridge/freezers.
Hope it helps. Regards. Albert

Sep 07, 2008 | Liebherr KGBN 3846 Premium BioFresh Bottom...

2 Answers

Have a hotpoint rsf60 fridge/freezer,noticed over temp red light on, defrosted as ice buid up on top shelf of freezer.light still on red temp set at 3/4 ?


The red warning light will not go out?

1. Has the fridge freezer just been
installed? If so, this is normal and the
light will go out when the correct
temperature has been reached.

2. Has the fridge freezer been loaded
with a large quantity of food? If so,
the light will go out when the correct
temperature has been reached.

3. Have the doors been closed
properly?

Jul 01, 2008 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

1 Answer

American fridge/freezer, over the last week the freezer compartment has melted ice? Today decided to remove all food from the freezer compartment - cleaned it out leaving the freezer and fridge...


  • yes, refrigerators have heaters in them to defrost the buildup of frost around the coils
  • they defrost approx. every 12-16 hours
  • if the defrost cycle gets stuck then it will continue to heat
  • i have seen it melt the plastic inside the refrigerator

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad thermo switch in freezer
  • i would replace both as they are not expensive

Jun 29, 2008 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Fridge not working


I've had this happen to my Kenmore 73503 several times. The 1st time took me a few hours to figure out what the problem was.

Basically the fridge is cooled from the freezer, so when you say your freezer is -2 degrees, it's a big tip off to the problem.

If you look very close in the freezer compartment at the back, you'll notice an opening with a little door at the top of the freezer compartment. This opening extends up the inside of the back of the fridge to the top of the fridge area via a square plastic tube.

Basically what happens in my fridge is the family loads the freezer to high especially at the top/back. This restricts or closes off the opening for the cold air to the fridge portion of the appliance ....resulting in a warm fridge, but cold freezer. Just remove the articles at the back of the freezer to correct problem. (It will take a few hours for the cold air to cool the fridge down)

Note: the temperature control unit in the fridge area controls the little door at the top of the freezer compartment, so if you haven't blocked off the opening, the next place to look would be either at the mechanical parts of the little door or the temperature control unit itself in the fridge

Mar 22, 2008 | Kenmore 73503 Stainless Steel Bottom...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire FRT125GW (12 cu. ft.) Top Freezer Refrigerator Logo

94 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Refrigerators Experts

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4066 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...