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Problem the Compressor runs all the time and freezer built ice on the wall of it but the bottom won't get cold

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    THE OUTSIDE SMELL LIKE ROTEN EGGS OR FISH

  • mjpagan Jul 07, 2008

    Frigidaire Top Freezer FRT21LR7AW6 about six years old. Trouble with coils freezing up and blocking opening to let cold air down to frig. area. Lately even freezer not cold enough to freeze pops. Freezer not cold enough and frig. not cooling. Setting is almost on high. I would greatly appreciate it, if someone can assist me with this proble. Parts that I may need to fix myself.



    THANK YOU!

    Jose



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    Beck May 30, 2010

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It has a defrost problem.  1.  Defrost thermostat  2.  Defrost timer or 3.  Defrost heater.  Let me know if you want me to walk you thru the check out.

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