Question about Refrigerators
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Your original posting is indicative of a failed thermostat, damper controller, or controller board.
However - neither in that, nor subsequent, posts do you state the model #.
Without a model # I cannot determine which of (or if) these devices are installed.
I realize it is a Frigidaire - however there are MANY styles.... and a model # is necessary to determine part replacements and locations.
If you would like additional help - please use the "Continue with this Expert" option and post your model #, and if your skillset allows - we can get your fridge back up and running normally.
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Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Are u saying the lowest temp you can get the fridge is 38 F? if so the thermistor would not be the problem.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
Normally a good cleaning of the condenser coils would have solved this one as well as fixing the seals of the door. The temperature outside the freezer is determined by how much cold air from the freezer is being circulated. THere could not be enough cold air coming outside to match the temperature you have set. Have the freon checked if it is still Ok.
Defective thermostats would normally cause your fluids stored in your fridge to be partly frozen. To be sure you may can test it by opening it up and using a continuity tester probe.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
Check the back wall or floor of the freezer section for frost. Check the freezer( evaporator) fan to see if it is running. Check the condenser coils( under the unit ) for blockage from dust. Check the condenser fan (under the unit) to see if it is running.
If you have frost in the freezer there is a problem with the defrost system and the freezer will start to warm eventually as well as the fresh food section. If that is the problem you can check the defrost terminator, defrost heater/s, and the defrost timer or adaptive defrost control If used on your unit or the main control board if so equipped. These things usually require dismantling the freezer and other areas of the refrigerator to be checked.
You could defrost the freezer by disconnecting the power to the refrigerator and letting it sit for at least 24 hours with BOTH DOORS WIDE OPEN to allow the frost to melt completely but it will build up again in 1-2 weeks and start the warming up again.
What is the outdoor temperature?
In warmer climes, it may be necessary to blow a small fan across the cooling coils in the rear of the fridge to allow for better cooling. This is accomplished by opening the refrigerator access panel on the outside of the AS and either using a small battery operated fan or a 12 volt one that you can wire into a 12 volt power source in that compartment. We use a 3 inch computer fan from radio-shack - about $10. The compartment is designed to create a chimney effect, but in warmer weather a boost helps a lot.
In the fridge itself, we also use a small silent fan made for RV fridges to provide even distribution of cold air. They run on 2 D cell batteries which last a whole season.
Finally, a bag of ice in one of the fridge drawers will aid in faster cool-down and also in keeping the fridge cold.
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Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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