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Freezer works, fridge does not. The coils in the freezer wear iced over. Unplugged, thawed, turned defrost timer switch til it clicked. Plugged back in. Freezer still getting cold. Assuming defrost timer problem. Where is it and how do I replace it?

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Freezer works, fridge does not. The coils in the - f62d43f2-b0b5-483d-b6f5-308607e7d17b.jpg
The defrost timer for a model FRS26ZSG is found behind the kick plate at the bottom and front of your refrigerator. You will need to pull the kick plate off. If you turned the timer then that is the defrost timer part number=> 215846602 Defrost Timer I am here should you have questions, Sea Breeze

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Welshons, Take a look at the picture Im posting. Did your evaporator look like it? If so your system may be restricted. This is a pretty common problem in Frigidaire top mounts. The good news is that it would be covered under warranty if it is not over 5 years old. As long as your condensor fan is running and the condensor is clean, evaporator not frosted up and evap fan running. I would think that you have a weak compressor or a restriction. Catriver...post back.

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i need the complete model number to narrow it down they still make the frs20zrg to this day the last two numbers like frs20zrgwo or frs20zrgw9 is what will tell me what kind of defrost system it has the serial plate is in the fridge side up by the light bulb or on the left hand side or right hand side of the fridge compartment up near the top sorry to be a bother but its necessary

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sounds like you may have gotten a refridgerant leak causing a low charge condition. some refridgerators have a evaporator fan if this quit working it will cause it to freeze up .thus the freezer does not use a fan and it will still get cold

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Fridgedaire has a lot of defrost termination switches that are separating and not allowing the defrost cycle to heat up. The defrost termination switch is located behind the wall that is icing up, take out the screws that hold the back wall in place and use a hiar dryer or hot water to remove ice do not use an ice pick or sharp object of any kind. the def terminatin sw is small and round about 3/4 of and inch thick and has two wires coming off of it one goes to the defrost heater the other usually back into the wiring harness. check it to make sure it is not coming apart. Ohm it and the heater out it should have continuity when below 20 degress. the heater should have continuity all the time,.

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