Question about Frigidaire 14.1 cu. ft. Upright Freezer (FFU14K0DW)
Light is on motor working, but not freezing. was fine untill this AM. It is a frigidaire upright freezer about 5yrs old
The most common place for a restriction on a frigidaire upright with evap shelfs is the top shelf where the cap tube comes into it. I blew mine out with nitrogen. It might work for yours but doesn't always work.
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
DR....let's go down the list:
First is freeze up. This happens when too much humidity gets into the unit from the air and forms ice on the coils. Defrost the unit using warm air or leave it open and off for two days.
Problems that cause this: high humidity, 'window shopping', unit not left closed or bad gasket. If the gasket looks damaged, it will need to be replaced. Gaskets that have accumulated dirt don't seal. Use a mild cleaner to fix this. If you have doubts about an area where the seal is questionable...use a sheet of paper about 2-3 inches wide, close the door and pull it through. No resistance indicates a poor seal.
Make sure you clean out the condenser...the coils where the heat is rejected by the unit.
It is possible that you have refrigerant or defrost timer issues. To check for low refrigerant, start the unit after defrosting it. Note that the larger pipe attached to the big black thing....the compressor...will start to frost. It should then start to form ice while the unit is running...about 5 minutes. If the frost stays and the pipe is not REALLY cold, you have a problem with refrigerant. Sealed units are warranted for 5 years. Defrost timer issues are best left to a tech.
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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