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Frigidaire FRS26LF8CS3 Side by Side, Freezer ice/cream melting, lower bin food side freezing

Just after a great Thanksiving our Refrigerators water dispenser stopped working so i figured must be time for new filter. I should have know that filter does not go bad overnight. Next morning I am getting fruit out of lower bin and the grapes are frozen. Odd, but I deduct that the water line coiled up in the back of food compartment is frozen if the grapes and celery have been. So I go to work buy a new water filter becuase it has been 9 months and when I get home the ice is melting along with the vanilla ice cream. So we lean out both compartments let the frost free? defrost.....clean it all up replace water filter, dispenser again works once line thaws out. Pray it was a fluke and turned it back on last night crossed my fingers to see if it would work again.

I woke up this morning after 10 hours of the empty refrigerator being back on and the water dispenser lines are frozen in back of ;lower food and compartment top of freezer not cold eough to freeze bowl of water in ice cream storage area.

It seems to me that the problem (I am a novice) may be in the fans and damper system between the two compartments? It is getting cold just in the bottom portions of the freezer and food compartments.

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  • Trey97140 Nov 27, 2007

    So do you have step by step instuctions to do this repair? or point me in that ddirection.

    I know it is getting cold in the bottom area in both the freezer and food compartments as it froze the coiled water line in regrigerator but did not freeze the water in upper icemaking area in the freezer.

    Hoepfully it is not the compressor?
    I am thinking it is the fan that circulates air in and between the two compartments.

    Just don't know where to start and ball part on repair to cost?

    I have downloaded manuals and will read them.

    Thanks

  • Trey97140 Nov 28, 2007

    Thanks I have some things to check out when I get home tonight after work for sure.

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(There is a defrost heater on the evaporator in that area.If
you have a VOM you could check it with the power plug pulled out of the wall socket)

if you access the area turn the defrost timer on (clockwise)it should get warm in that area and you shoud hear a popping sound

If you want to tackle the job for yourself all the manuals are here
http://www.frigidaire.com/support/ResultsPage.asp?strModel=FRS26LF8CS3&User=&Search=Search

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  • Eugene Merritt Nov 27, 2007

    Oops I'm sorry the defrost timer on this one is a circuit board
    # 241508001 A B C D Control-defrost, adaptive timer, PC board

    If you need any help get back to me

  • Eugene Merritt Nov 27, 2007

    Well if you want to start with the damper
    Item 115 in the parts manual contrrols section is the damper
    try adjuating that see if that help try & notice whether that
    defrost heater comies on you can here it popping when its on

  • Eugene Merritt Nov 27, 2007

    You can test the defrost timer thusly
    This product comes equipped with an Electronic Defrost
    Control. To initiate defrost, depress the fresh food light switch 5
    times in 6 seconds (light bulb must be working). To terminate
    defrost, depress the fresh food light switch 5 times in 6 seconds.

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