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I have a 4yr old 13.7 cubic upright frigidare freezer. Running all the time, I defrosted it recently (only minimal frost/ice on base behind basket) after noting top shelf warmer than others and food thawing, Temp and freezing improved, but still running all the time on #2 setting.

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  • tkautomed Jun 20, 2009

    temp around 18-20*

  • tkautomed Jun 21, 2009

    Thanks Vic, we removed the panel and yes the evaporator fan is running. And the coil was solid ice. We unpluged it and let it defrost fully. Is there a reason the coil froze or should I have let it defrost for more time when I defrosted it last week, all visable frost was gone on the inside. or is there something wrong causing ice to build up on the coil.

  • tkautomed Jun 21, 2009

    It was ice and thick frost

  • tkautomed Jun 21, 2009

    13.7 cu ft Frigidaire upright freezer with automatic defrost

    Model #AFFUI466DWI

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Hi, Put a thermometer in the freezer and see if it gets down to 0 to 5 above zero. If it is not getting that cold, something is wrong. If you had frost building up behind the rear panel, there is a defrost problem.
Please let me know the temperature and I can assist you further.

Vic

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    Victor Jun 20, 2009

    OK, You can remove the rear inside panel and see if there is a frost build up on the evaporator. There should only be a film of frost and it should cover the intire evaporator coil. Also notice if the evaporator fan motor is running. Please let me know what you find.

    Vic

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    Victor Jun 21, 2009

    If it is solid ice and not frosty, the drain is plugged. If it is frosty, there is one of three defrost parts that has gone bad. I tell my cusomters to let them defrost for 24 hours to be sure all the frost melts. Let me know if it's ice or frost please.

    Vic

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    Victor Jun 21, 2009

    ok, because of the ice, make sure the drain hole is unplugged. For the frost, try and located the defrost timer and manually set it into defrost mode. Without the model# I can not say for sure where it is located. Once the timer is in defrost, you might have to remove the rear panel again and see if the defrost heater comes on. If the heater doea not come on, you will need to test the defrost heater an the bi-metal switch. Both of these will need to be tested for continuity.

    Let me know how you do please.

  • Victor
    Victor Jun 21, 2009

    Ok, The defrost timer is located behind the freezer and it is in a box with a hole in it so you can turn the timer with a screw driver. Turn it clockwise.

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