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Freezer Working, but Fridge side is not cold.


My freezer is working fine, but the fridge side quit cooling. We have cleaned the fan and surrounding area, adjusted the controls, etc. and still nothing. I have the fridge cleaned out, nothing is blocking the vents and even tried adjusting the temp. of the freezer. The very bottom drawer has been taken out to let the cold air control try to cool the fridge down with no avail.

I sure hope you can help me, I love this fridge.

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Re: Freezer Working, but Fridge side is not cold. - Frigidaire FRS26KF5C Side by Side Refrigerator Refrigerators

Excuse me, will not cool lower that 45.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

Re: Freezer Working, but Fridge side is not cold.

I found that there is a build up of frost, defrosted it and so far the fridge will go cool below 45. I am giving it more time. I appreciate your response as it was very helpful! Thank you !

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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Re: Freezer Working, but Fridge side is not cold.

Ou most likely have a defrost problem is there a large build up of frost in the back wall; of the freezer??

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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Your description is quite complete but is rather baffling. Pls bear with me while we process by elimination. A few basic/working ideas:
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  • the cold air in the freezer is drawn towards the fridge to cool that area;
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