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

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I have a Frigidaire model# FRT18HB5JW5, it is only a few years old. It has ran fine up til now. Freezer is fine but the temp in the refrigerator part is too warm. I turned the know all the way up but it doesn't seem to make a difference. If this is a matter of defrosting it, what method do you suggest?

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    patricia Oct 19, 2013

    Thanks for everyones help, i had a repairman here yesterday. He told me it was the defrost timer. I am happy to have it fixed.

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is there a heavy frost build up on the back wall of the freezer?? is the fan in the freezer working??

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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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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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Same problem with Frigidaire Gallery model#GLRT182SAW5 (dated 2002 on back of case)

Vents were blocked with ice. Vents (from top compartment to lower) located behind light. You can check by poking a chopstick up the (2) holes; be careful not to hit fan blades.

Solution:

- took freezer coil cover off in back; checked that defrost heater element was working (marked and rotated the timer in the hole next to light); checked that fan working. Found ice in the vents and defrost drip area. Got it out with hair dryer.

- cleaned compressor coils in back (check fan is rotating; also tweaked some of the compressor tubing bends to make them more smooth - read somewhere about a manufacturing defect ...); blew out drip tube from defroster while down there.

- Set the freezer control to WARM and the refrig control to COLD (THIS SHOULD IMPROVE AIR FLOW FROM TOP TO BOTTOM).

- Put thermometers in top and bottom. Checked that refrigerator cycles (not running continuously). Checked that cold air is coming down from (2) vents behind light.

OK: so far, so good. Lower compartment is 40 or under. Top is under 18.

CONCLUSION: Suspect marginal design. Had problems with another similar model where defroster ice doesn't drain correctly, pools and refreezes. Leading to blocked vents as well as blocked defroster drain and similar problem including dripping water from top to bottom and warm bottom.

MAYBE KEEPING THE FREEZER CONTROL AT WARM GETS AROUND THE PROBLEM?? ANYWAY, ITS WORKING FOR ME FOR NOW !!

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: refrigerator is too cold. Freezing milk and vegs.

sounds like the solenoid door is broke or stuck ,unless you are real handy , just tape up the air inlet in the refrigerator little by little until you get it right.

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SOURCE: Frigidaire refrigerator side-by-side freezer making loud noise

fan motor probably rubbing in something

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