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Hello I have a Frigidaire refrigerator model X FUT 1826MW1 there is no power to the light inside or compressor and fan not working need help to pin point the problem

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You unit is locked in defrost. You have a defrost timer problem. This is a easy fix.

In your fresh food section, not freezer, are your unit controls. If you look up, about have way back, you will see a small hole.

Look at the following picture:

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At the upper left is a nob for a screw driver. This component is face down, about half way or middle of the control plastic cover.

So, with the screw driver turn the nob clockwise. You will hear a click. Keep turning one click at a time until you refrigerator turns on.

Now, the refrigerator has turned on. You have a bad defrost timer. It will not come out of defrost. So, until you replace the defrost timer which is easy you must force the timer through defrost.

Every 8-10 hours your unit goes into a defrost mode. Where it shuts down for about 20-30 minutes. So, once again, you must shut the unit down manually at least once a day.

Having received the new defrost timer:

1.) Unplug your refrigerator.
2.) Remove the hex head screws from the control panel cover. There are 3 screws. Be careful not to remove the two screws holding the defrost timer until you are ready.
3.) Having removed these screws, pull the control housing toward you. In the rear of the control panel are tabs and slots.
4.) Unscrew the two retaining screws holding the timer, and replace.

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

  • ramirezff Dec 04, 2014

    Hi Peter I have a Circuit board there it's not like the pic you posted I've read that could be power cord or wires that go around back area I put a new light bulb and no luck no fan or compressor

  • ramirezff Dec 04, 2014

    I've tried resetting by pushing the light switch 5 times to see if it's in defrost mode and no luck



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hi thanks for the question is the compressor running hot if its not hot and the fan by the compressor is running the problem is that the compressor is not starting check the compressor you might need a new start relay mounted on the compressor thanks the appliance doc

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