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How do I fix my frigidaire fridge the problem is the freezer ices up and no cold air blows into the fridge

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Change out the defrost timer and defrost bimetal in the freezer. If yours is controlled by a control board then change the board and the bimetal thermostat in the freezer

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I have a Frigidaire Gallery refrigerator. The freezer is not cooling enough to keep frozen. It is blowing cold air and the refrigerator part seems to be working.


If your freezer is cold then you may have a defrost cycle issue. There are typically three components for the defrost cycle. Heater bar, thermostat and timer. If the defrost system fails ice starts to build up in the back of the freezer until it prevents cold air from getting into the fridge. When I took off the back panel inside my freezer it was a block of ice. You can melt the ice with a hair dryer and order new parts.

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I have a frigidaire model Frt18P5Aw1. The freezer is cold but the fridge is not. How do I fix?


there is a fan that blows the cold air from the freezer into the fridge. it's on the inside back of the freezer. it's either blocked in the freezer, in the fridge, or the motor is bad. remove any blockages in ther back of the freezer and feel if there is any air blowing into the fridge. if not, replace the fan motor. it's frigidaire manufacturers number 5303918549.

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My freezer frosted over everything because the door was not shut tight and now it will not clear.


take out all the food out of the freezer,unplug the fridge and get a hair dryer and start melting out all the ice in the freezer,then blow the hot air into the vent holes on the back wall until you don't see any more water dripping down through the slots in the back wall.turn the machine back on,open the fridge door after around 5 or 10 minutes and if you feel cold air blowing into the fridge you fixed the problem,if you don't feel cold air keep hitting the inside back wall with the hair dryer and keep blowing the hot air into the holes in the back wall.all that it does is the freezer gets cold and there's a fan behind the back wall in the freezer,the fan blows the cold air into the fridge side,if the air ducts are frozen the air can't circulate into the fridge section so you have to melt the ice out so the cold air can blow from the freezer to the fridge.good luck,if you have another fridge remove the food and unplug it and leave the doors open for a day and it will melt out.good luck

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Freezer is working fine. Bottom Control for Crispers working fine. Upper section of fridge not getting cold.


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

May 26, 2011 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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Fridge & freezer are cooling on bottom but not


when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?sounds like the air isn't moving,there's also a damper on the fridge side,the door opens to let the cold air in and then closes,make sure the door is opening,you can take the cover off and put an ice cube on the twirled up metal part to close it and put your hand on it to open it to see if it's working

Mar 21, 2010 | Frigidaire FRS26H5AS Side by Side...

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Refrigerator won't stay cold


where you found the block of ice there should have been a drain hole with a tube attached that runs to the evaporative pan at the bottom ... most likley is the pan at the bottom is dirty and the drin tube is plugged at this point the easy fix is to (1) clean the drain pan (2) remove the ice in the cold transfer shaft as you have done before (3) pour warm water into the drain hole as it is probally iced up and last take a can of air like you use for a computer key board with the straw attached place it in the drain hole and hold a wet rag around it and press the button once this is clear you should be home free hope this helps

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Hi, We have a whirlpool eb22dkxfw01 bottom-freezer refrigerator. The freezer part is working OK, compressor is running, but the refrigerator part is getting rather close to room temperature, and...


need to check for ice build up in air vent. if not make sure you hear your evap fan blowing in the freezer section. this blows your cold air into the fresh food side. do you have ice build up on rear wall of freezer section?

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Fridge not getting any air, freezer is working


I have a Kenmore w/ freezer on bottom. The top vent in the fridge is ducted to the freezer and is supposed to blow air. Mine was not.

I removed all the frozen goods and took off the back panel (inside to unit) which had a little ice on it. Underneath the panel was a solid wall of ice......including the motor which is supposed to blow air up to the 'fridge. I'd bet a beer that is your problem as well.

The ice seized motor will not be harmed because it is resistance loaded.

The best part is with a blow dryer and some elbow grease...the fix is free! I hope it helps.

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Frigidaire Side-By-Side Top Not Cooling


the unit is loosing the freon supply to the evaporator.you either have a leakage,a blockage or the compressor is not pumping to full capacity.

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