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Top of freezer thawed, bottom of refrigerator froze produce

5 year old frigidaire side by side, model #FRS26LH5DWL. The ice in the top of freezer thawed out, while the bottom refrigerator drawer froze the produce. We cleaned the coils and turned it off for 24 hours. Then we turned it back on. The bottom of both sides is getting cold, but the top of both are too warm.

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SOURCE: ice in the bottom of frigidaire side by side frost proof freezer

take all the bottom shelves and baskets out of the freezer. look at the back wall of the freezer. youll see a block of ice in a metal pan looking part at the bottom of the rear panel. there is a hole in the bottom of that pan. thats the defrost drain. its clogged. use a hair dryer to get all the ice out then use hot water to flush out the drain hole.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

SOURCE: Frigidaire Side-By-Side Top Not Cooling

sounds like its froze up. the coil is in the back of the freezer and blows into the freezer via a fan then cold air is carried to the fridge via another fan. more than likely condensation due to weather conditions has built up on your coil and has froze up or your fridge fan has stopped working. unplug fridge for a day to let thaw, if this doesnt work check you air distribution fan in top.
as for the lights not working in the freezer the switch is on the left hand side of freezer wall under ice holding tank sometimes water from thawing ice get on it and it wont come out all the way, take a blow dryer to it to thaw and dry it out.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: The refrigerator side is warm

is there a heavy frost build up on the back wall of the freezer?? is the fan in the freezer working??

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigadaire freezer cold but fridge compartment is warm

i need the complete model number to narrow it down they still make the frs20zrg to this day the last two numbers like frs20zrgwo or frs20zrgw9 is what will tell me what kind of defrost system it has the serial plate is in the fridge side up by the light bulb or on the left hand side or right hand side of the fridge compartment up near the top sorry to be a bother but its necessary

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

SOURCE: coils in freezer ice up and fridge gets warm

heater tube blown

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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