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I have a Frigidaire Gallary series top freezer style. The freezer is frosting up and the refriderator is not getting cold. The fan behind the freezer was making noise I'm told the other day. The freezer is frosting up in the back section.

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  • ddseidel01 Aug 01, 2009

    How do you clean the coils. I assume with a vacuum? I n the back do you have to remove the panel?

  • ddseidel01 Aug 02, 2009

    My refrigerator fan was making noise. Now it is not. The freezer is frosting up in the back and the refrige is not getting cold. Any suggestions?

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Hi, Unplug the refrigerator. The automatic defrost is not working properly. You will need to remove the rear panel inside the freezer section and test the defrost heater and bi-metal switch. The bi-metal switch located on the top of the evaporator coil needs to be tested while it is still cold. Check and see if the switch has continuity. If the bi-metal switch shows an open circuit, replace it. If it shows a closed circuit, test the defrost heater the same way. If both the defrost heater and the bi-metal switch are ok, the defrost timer will need changed.
You will need to defrost the evaporator coils with a hair dryer. Please let me know if this helps you at all or if I can assist you further.

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Vic

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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    Victor Aug 02, 2009

    Hi, I just need to add one thing, because there was a noise, make sure the evaporator fan motor is running. If it has stopped turning and there is no frost blocking the fan blade, the fan might be the cause of the frost as well. You can test the fan motor to see if it is getting 120V. If there is voltage t the fan motor but, the fan isn't turning, replace the fan motor.

    Sorry, I should of mentioned this in my first post.



    Vic

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    Victor Aug 08, 2009

    Hi, Can you please let me know if any of my responses helped you at all or if I can assist you further?



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Have you cleaned the coils underneath (or back)? Is the condensor fan running?

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