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Frigidare refrig not working

My frigidare FRS23Kr4aw seems to have stopped working. The compressor sounds like its coming on but the fans inside and in the back are not running. Any ideas?

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The fans are intermittent and are controlled through a thermal switch which is not calling for them to run. The thermal switch is attached to cooling fin on the cool end of the heat exchanger behind the outside top panel. The fin it is attached to is not making good contact with the tube and thus does not have good heat transfer to the switch. I am doubtful it will ever call for the fans to run unless that thing gets a lot hotter than it is. I am considering by-passing the switch and forcing the fans to run to see if it makes a difference. As far as the outside fans are concerned, heat rises so doing what you can to help it flow is good. Just make sure the air is going up over the outside coils. On our rig the fans are on top and pulling air through them. You can check the thermister, by unplugging a small white (on ours) connector from the card on the lower rear of the fridge. An unplugged thermister defaults the fridge to run on high. If the fridge runs colder with the thermister unplugged, then it may be a bad thermister. Most probably it might be the problem of the thermister.Or the sensor would have been knocked out during cleaning.
There's a plastic drip tray under the fridge fins. The thermometer sensor wire runs BEHIND the tray (right side).Try moving the tray a lil bit.
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