I have a frididaire side by side fridge freezer model # FRS26ZSG. The other day the freezer had a burnt smell inside (No smell on the outside). So bad the ice cream bars taste like it. I took it outside and blew all the dust and dirt from under the fridge. Fan underneath works fine. Took the cover off inside the freezer and the fan there works fine and the coils get really cold.(No frost build up). Then the freezer would get cold and turn off and wouldn't turn back on until I messed with the thermostat. Pulled thermostat out and it is not burnt and the wires look good. Reinstalled and now the freezer gets to 9 degrees at any setting on the thermostat, and the fridge is at 42 degrees. No matter where I put the thermostat in the fridge it will not get below 42. No matter where i put the thermostat in the freezer it will not shut off until 9 degrees, but it will kick back on now.
Sounds like a thermostat problem, but why would it affect the fridge thermostat?
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Re: Burnt smell inside freezer.
Generally speaking it is the refrigerator control that controls the compressor operation. Refrigerator is cooled by air from the freezer. When the refrigerator gets down to its designed temperature it shuts off the compressor. The freezer control determines how much air is allowed to flow into the refrigerator section and there-by controls the freezer temperature.
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yes there is but most are not removeable.... remove the cover in the rear of the fridge, the pan is located around the fan motor that's underneath the fridge... I would try pinesol, bleach or odoban to kill the smell..... good luck
either the fan has ; burned out or the main board has . in either case it will have to be replaced . mm model # needed to help more, and you need to ck for the smell it could be the fan under neath or the fan in the freezer . and if the board ther is a plate on the back to remove and the smell will be there .. do un plug unit before getting into these . mm
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I just fixed my neighbors fridge that suffered from a power surge. She explained that she smelt a burning smell in the kitchen and the next day the fridge and freezer were not cold. Of course she did not share the burnt smell part until after I discovered the starter relay and the capacitor were burnt on the compressor. She purchased the new starter kit and capacitor from a local supply company and while installing them I discovered the compressor fan was not running which also meant the compressor was not getting any power. I removed the screws that held the control panel on the fridge side (right side) and inspected the circuit board which I discovered a burnt trace on the board for the compressor control relay. I fixed the board by soldering a piece of solid core wire across it and it works great!
Make sure you shop around for your parts. The BIG local supplier here in Tulsa wanted $65 for the starter kit and $65 for the capacitor. We shopped around and found another supplier in Tulsa that sold them for $25 each and they were FSP parts!
Sounds like the overload/relay kit , has burnt . This piece is plugged onto the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires going to it . Can be easily replaced . Without model number , can't give you the part number . Take the model number with you , when you go to get the part .
The drain is plugged just below the coils in the back of the freezer. My fridge had the same problem and I found the hose (which can be accessed from the rear bottom) was plugged with mold. Also, i noticed the hose was connected to the water holding pan and was too close to the bottom and easy to plug. I removed it from the connector and just let it dangle in the holding pan.
i need the complete model number to narrow it down they still make the frs20zrg to this day the last two numbers like frs20zrgwo or frs20zrgw9 is what will tell me what kind of defrost system it has the serial plate is in the fridge side up by the light bulb or on the left hand side or right hand side of the fridge compartment up near the top sorry to be a bother but its necessary