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Freezer not working, while fridge is cold

My freezer is not keeping things frozen, while the fridge is working just fine, any suggestions?

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  • jenn_yates Feb 05, 2010

    It is a Frigidaire, I don't know the model number it has to be at least 10-15 years old.

    I know this isn't a lot to go on.

    It seems that the fridge part was working very well almost too cold, yet the freezer works sporadically. For the freezer it is set to it's coldest setting but it doesn't seem to keep frozen.

    Any help would be appreciated before I kick it to the curb.

  • John Hall May 11, 2010

    Make and model number and approx. age ?????

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Good day,
If the fan in the freezer seems to run properly, and blows decent air, then you are probably looking at a compressor issue.
That particular age and model, were known to have both compressor problems, and system leaks..Both pricey items if not impossible.
If your looking for something quick and inexpensive, I don't think so.
A service call by a good tech, can confirm that. It has to be your choice.

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In most units the fridge 100% depends on the freezer. Sound like you have a defrost system problem. Need more details.
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Your defrost element is faulty, this is attached to the bottom of the freezer coils and also has a defrost limiting thermodisc which should be replaced at the same time. You are getting a freeze up and therefore no air circulation. Also check that the fanmotor is ok.

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If, the fresh food section is 34- 38 degrees, then the freezer should be cold enough to keep ice cream solid. All of the cooling capability comes from the freezer section. I, personally, would not waste time or money on a ten year old box. Ten years ago it cost $1000, so, the outlay is $100 per year. Dump the old refrigerator and get a new one.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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Hi,

..I'm not certain here but there are a couple of things we can look at and diagnose. First, be sure that your doors close tightly. If the gaskets leak, this will allow humidity in...that's where ice comes from. If you 'windowshop', this will also cause icing. Now...let's start with a full defrost. This can take about two days with the unit open and off. Once accomplished, the next thing to do is look at the unit itself. First, underneath, is the condenser coil clean? If not, do that. Now, from the back, remove the felt panel covering the lower portion. The big thing is the compressor. If the unit has been off for more than 20 minutes, clean the big pipe off. Now, start the unit. It should develop frost on the pipe which should either freeze up or dry out after 5 minutes or so. Caution: there is a fan in there! If still frosty, you're low on gas and the unit probably has a small leak. The icemaker can be looked at by removing it. It contains a float. If the float is damaged or jammed, it will not shut off...and will overfill the icemaker. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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