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Freezer refreezing continuously

Hello, I have a Frigidaire FRS6R4EB7, about 1 month ago my freezer started to accumulate ice inside the freezer. This model is frost free. It then started to defrost. We cleaned the condenser coils but they were not very dirty. We also removed the inside panel of the freezer to discover that the inside coils were frozen, this was not allowing the freezer nor the refrigerator to cool. We allowed it to defrost completely, when starting it back up again it cooled fine, for about a week and then the process started all over again. The fans work and the condenser fan comes on and off. Also its only 1 year and 5 months old.  We are very confused.

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  • coffey gene Oct 29, 2007

    Hello, we would like to thank you for your expert advise on our problem, the thermostat was exactly what was wrong with it. We fixed it following you advise, and now we are no longer confused but happy :)Once agian thank you.

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Yes the defrost system is not functioning properly. You will need  a Ohmmeter to properly diagnose it. If you are going to tackle it and need to know what to check, let me know. If so the defrost thermostat (clipped to a freon tube near the top of the coil in the freezer) Should be closed when its below 20deg and open when its 50+deg. Also the heater should have somewhere between 10-20ohms reistance.

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    joey shearer Oct 30, 2007

    Thanks to you 2 for being the reason why I do this. I love helping people who can use expert advise. Thanks for the appreciation and if i can ever help in the future i will be more than happy to assist.

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