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Frigidaire FRS26R4CB1 In the last week, all the liquids have started freezing up in the fridge side. Temperature has always been set at default and the setting was unchanged when it first froze up. I have dropped the setting to the warmest setting and fridge is still averaging 18 degrees. I disassembled the entire control box to check if damper had ice making it stick open or if it was inoperable. Everything looked normal and I can hear damper door opening and closing when running. It sounds like the temperature control box is not operating properly. How can I test that is the actually problem without replaing the part? Or is there another part that I should look at first?Freezer is still operating properly. Thanks for any insight you may have.

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It sounds like you have it pinpointed with the control being the problem. There is an adjustment, but it's complicated, and there's different types. A refrigerator is like politics..you have an obvious annoyance, there, but often the core cause is less obvious. Ambient room temperatures in winter dropping lower tend to trick a fridge into thinking it's time to shut off inappropriately..the control sensor in the milk-side says it's safe; while in the freezer, your ice cream is doomed..sort of like the congress and senate, if you know what I'm saying. Your problem, however, is the opposite, as your 'ice-box' doesn't stop running at all (right? yes, in fact you better go catch it before it runs away, ha-ha!)..well. Something simple that can cause your problem is plugged condenser coils which are next to the compressor. You can see them by removing the cardboard cover in back. ALWAYS REPLACE THE COVER. The coils are either a box-type or they spread all around underneath. If they are full of dust and pet hair, and chewing-gum foil wrappers, etc., get a long wire bristle brush and poke it around to free the coils of all that air-flow restriction, and that will make a big difference..Also, voting out all the incumbents. Happy New Year. And G-d bless America

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    Elton B Jan 05, 2014

    Have replaced both the fridge temp control box and the damper. Still have same issues. If I run fridge on default setting, it will get down to about 18 degrees. I found I can switch fridge off and just run freezer on 2 (default is about 3.5), and keep fridge around 30. When I turn fridge off, I can hear the damper closing but I am still feeling cold air come thru. Leads me to believe damper is bad. I guess I could have gotten a bad part.Any ideas on what else problem could bee

  • CongressmanT Jan 05, 2014

    Unless your coils are plugged, it can only be the control. Different control designs work differently. Important where you place the sensor bulb. I fixed an under-counter fridge with an old,OLD MADE IN USA control that had actual brass on it. It didn't fit in the application so I just left it hanging out in space there inside the box. After throwing away the asian control it came with, it works fine.

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