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My frigidaire side by side was making a crackling sound in the freezer. when I opened the freezer there was some red hot coils in the back down low and when the sound was ice touching the coils. I took everything out of the freezer and a few minutes later the coils were no longer red hot. what's up?

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Your defrost timer was doing its job. Defrosting the freezer. All is normal. Shuts off when the job is complete.

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Why is there a red hot element in my freezer


It's the only way your freezer will stay frost free. Water will condense from the air on the coil. Eventually the coil will not provide enough cooling to the freezer and your food will spoil. The defrost element solves this problem, however it can also lead to freezer burnt food.

Aug 24, 2014 | Frigidaire GLRS264ZA Side by Side...

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Freezer is dripping water into the bottom of the freezer and causing sheets of ice to build up in the bottom of the freezer compartment. It is a Frigidaire Gallery side by side.


The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
overflows into the ref. or freezer
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Aug 13, 2011 | Frigidaire Gallery Series GLHS269ZDB 36"...

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We have a Frigidaire Model FRS26 ZSEB4 with a clogged drain plug in the freezer. How do we unplug it?


The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? it overflows into the ref.
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Aug 06, 2011 | Frigidaire PLHS237ZA Side by Side...

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Heard a sound coming from freezer, i opened it up and at the back of freezer towards the bottom, coils are red and hot when I put my hand up there, i've never noticed this before, what should i do?


That is normal. The fridge went into a defrost mode. The red and heat is the defrost heater melting away the ice build up on the evaporator coil. The fridge will automatically do this every so many hours. This usually last about 20 minutes or so . Here is a link for replacing a defrost heater http://appliancehelponline.com/defrostheatervideo.html

Aug 09, 2010 | Frigidaire Freezers

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The refrigerator is not cooling either the freezer or the fridge I dont know what to do it stays hot.


. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay. Place a probe on each terminal. The multitester should display a reading of zero ohms. If the overload protector does not pass this test, it should be replaced.

Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


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Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

Feb 09, 2010 | Frigidaire FRS23H7CS Side by Side...

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Red element in freezer making noise


Most times that is normal when defrost takes place. The sound of frozen surfaces changing temperature quickly and you may also hear the sound of water sizzling when the moisture drops on the element. The only thing that would concern me is if the defrost remained on too long and to the point of causing a burned plastic smell. Is the refrigerator new to you or the sounds just suddenly change? There have been cases where the defrost remained on too long when the defrost thermostat becomes defective. Let me know if you have something more sever than that. Thanks, Sea Breeze

Dec 22, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS23KF7AB Side by Side...

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Frigidaire side by side freezer - LOUD noise...


It sounds like the evaporator fan is hitting ice that is built up on the evaporator coil. When it's making the noise, open the freezer door and see if it stops.
(Most models are wired so that the evaporator fan cuts off when the freezer door is open.)
Check the inside back, lower panel of the freezer for ice built up or frost on it. If there is, you have a defrost problem that is most likley a bad heater. It's located around the coil inside the freezer behind the panel you will be looking at. The defrost problem would explain the freezer not freezing ice cream.

Nov 12, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side...

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Is it normal to have the coils visible from the inside of the freezer glow red.


well yes,
every so often you might see a red glow from the back of the freezer unit,
this is actually your defrost heater, very similar to the calrod heaters in your oven or stove top
it will heat up and stay hot till the top of the metal evaportaor reaches 55 degrees through conduction.
once the coil reaches that temp it has been successfully defrosted and evaporated or drained

Oct 15, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side...

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Frigidaire side by side freezer- water which turns to ice is collecting at the bottom of the freezer - drain hole at the back / lower part of the freezer appears to get frozen - causing the water / ice...


this should not be happening as a heater in the freezer should eliminate this problem.first check the hose is completely clear,if it is when your fridge goes into defrost mode you should be able to feel warmth near this drain or hear the ice crackling and defrosting thence draining via the rear tube also try removing the offending ice in the drain with hot water

Aug 11, 2008 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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