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FRS26HF5AB3 2002 model Freezer is not getting cold - cleaned coils and restarted unit and worked for 20 hrs. It is now at 38 f and going up.Noticed the problem three days ago when water was dripping out of the ice dispenser on the front of the unit. Found all of the ice inside melting. I checked the ice dispenser door and it is operating properly and not open at all. Pulled the unit out from the wall and unplugged the unit. I removed the cardboard and vacumned and cleaned the coils and everything else. The fan is working ok! I can hear the unit clicking off. This is not normal operation for this unit. Will I be able to repair this unit? I usually do all my own repairs. TY

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Using the process of elimination, I restarted the unit a couple of more times and noticed a clicking sound from the compressor. I realized it was definately the compressor or one of its components. I purchased a "3 in one connector". Which in 75% of the time it will take care of the relay, capacitor etc. I turned it back on and it worked for about one minute. That told me that it was the compressor itself. This is a Frigidaire and they were made to look good not to be serviced ! This unit is less than seven years. It has been serviced three times. It goes out today when the new one comes in.
Service people shun away when they hear that you have a Frigidaire. They are almost impossible to service. My next step is to locate a servicable refrig. and a model that I like. You learn from experience. I loved my first Frigidaire but that was back in the late 70's. They used to be GM, Frigidaire. Now the government owns them. The quality is no longer there and they lost me as a customer for good!
I hope that this has helped someone solve a problem. Remember, if you think that it is somthing to do with your compressor you may be able to fix it with a "3 in one connector". Find an appliance parts dealer in your neighborhood. The site that I saw online was very expensive. Look around and price things out. The store may even take back the part that you bought, if it does not solve the problem, for a restocking fee. Much less than the cost of the part. So ask questions first! Good luck...

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