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Frigidaire FRT21NNCW cannot maintain temperature

The refrigerator compartment does not maintain a consistent temperature. Sometimes it freezes. This has been the case for a while. Now it does not cycle off and on at all. If I set the control so the compressor kicks on, it works, but will then not go off unless I turn the control way down.

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I believe that the temperature control is the problem you are having. Part number=> 5303305486 Temperature Control Thermostat
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Sounds like they ran it in with your themostate and it is not working.. i would try replaceing themostate

 

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Solution Found! The problem is when the temperature surrounding the refrigerator in the garage falls to < 45 degrees, the thermostat regulating the refrigerator will not call for the compressor to kick in to provide cooling (it's temperature requirements are being met). Since there is no demand, the compressor will not cycle, which is how the freezer is kept cold, and the freezer eventually warms up to match the refrigerator temperature. Frigidaire makes a "Cold Kit" that I ordered and installed from RepairClinic.com for $22 (Item #: 1037646; Description: Garage kit). It's basically a strip heater that runs off the control power to warm the thermostat and causes the compressor to cycle once to twice a day to keep the freezer frozen. After installation, the refrigerator stays at 40-45 and the freezer stays around 0 degrees.

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check and see if fan working next to compressor

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SOURCE: the compressor sounds like it is cycling on and

replace the ptc overload contactor on the compressor,it unplugs off the compressor,they get weak and wont stay latched to power the compressor

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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Hi,
There are two things that could be happning....

1. The control is bad and when you manually turn it it will close and start the unit, but it will not close after it opens to stop the unit on it's own....
In other words... you touching it and moving it will get it to work, but it will not turn the unit on if there is no outside influence on it....

The possibility is that the compressor will not restart when warm...but once it cools down it will restart....
I don't think this is what is happening though... my bet is with the thermostat/control...

That is not that hard to fix and you can easily buy the parts yourself online...

Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

How to Buy Appliance Parts Online

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