Question about Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator
Only if there is a build up of frost on the evaporator coil behind the rear panel in the freezer section.
I don't know what thermostat your describing, but the one controlling the defrost system is mounted on top of the evaporator coil. it looks somewhat like this.
It must work. It can be tested with an ohm meter as long as it is cold. It should read zero ohms. As well the main heater can be tested with a meter. It should read 35 ohms or less. If either one tests bad, replace.
Once again, this approach is only for a situation where the evaporator coil is iced up. If not......
Other causes could be the fan motor not running. It is in the same area.
Lastly, there is a motorized damper located in the top left side of the fresh food compartment. It should be throttled open to allow cold air into the food compartment from the freezer.
Posted on May 06, 2010
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The defrost assembly
consists of three main parts. The defrost thermostat, the defrost heater and
defrost board. Any of the one is not functioning. When thermostat sense the
maximum cooling, it triggers the defrost heater to start heating and this
defrosts the ice collected on the coils and the system works. Both thermostat
and heater are controlled by defrost board. First the thermostat and
defrost heater to be checked, if both check ok by meter and visually, then its
defrost board causing the problem. You can get required parts from
online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect
Before that you can
try manual defrost reset procedure. The manual defrost
reset procedure is as follows : ----First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit
completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected
on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the
water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power
outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and
freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling
cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again.Then go for replacing the parts.-------------------This should
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