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Our 3 year old frigidare does not get cold any more. the compressor is hot and the fan is continually running. The ice maker stoped making ice. the freezer temp is over 40 degrees. I was told it could be the defroster timer stuck. I was told I could turn the timer and kick the unit out of a defrost mode. WHere would I find the defrost timer and does the frigidare units 3 years old +/- have the timer switch that can be twicked? What other things can I do to troubleshoot?

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  • solarch May 06, 2010

    The frig is a frigidare 18 CU' basic from Home Depot. I went to other stores and it looks like the same frig they had 3 years ago. I'm not sure of model # it is 80 miles away in a mt. cabin. No repair person would go for less then the cost of the frig.. THe Timer should be some where in the freezer, behind the panel or down under somewhere.. Is there a place to get diagrams of the frig to show us?

  • solarch May 06, 2010

    THanks.. THe fan does run but the big black thingy is hot. the coils are clean.. Should I replace a starter device ands where is it?... Mark

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PLEASE TELL ME THE EXACT MODEL OF YOUR FRIGIDARE, OK?

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PLS, tell us the make, model and serie about your frigidaire for send specifici details.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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    ZJ Limited May 06, 2010

    Many times the refrigerator is turned of with the freezer door shut.
    This causes the fan motor to rust on the ensd of shaft. Remove back
    panel of freezer (unplug first) put a little 3n1 oil on the fan shaft
    give a spin then plug in and make sure the fan continue to run.

    The start device on the back of the refrigerator compressor may have failed. Specialy if the big round black thing is hot.

    Hope help.


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    ZJ Limited May 06, 2010

    Try to check this article: repair-help

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