Frigidare side by side FRS202RG freezer cold, fridge side warm (coils frozen)
I have a 8 year old side by side, the back coils in the freezer (bottom) keep freezing up and causing my refridgerator to go warm. I have used a hair dryer for 30 minutes to defrost the bottom coils, plut it back in and it starts to cool down my fridge side again. 5-7 days later I have to do it all again, I have done this at least 10 times in the past 2 months.
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Re: Frigidare side by side FRS202RG freezer cold, fridge...
Your having a defrost promblem either the adc-auto defrost control board is bad or the defrost termination thermostat is bad or the heater is bad thats rare but does happen if you will open the refridgerator door and get me the model number off the serial plate on the toop of the compartment just look up when you open the door then let me see if it has an adc or timer i can reply and be more spefic about fixing your promblem hold my rating till we are done ok
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Most times the defrost heater and defrost thermostat need replaced. manually defrosting, removing rear panel in freezer, unplugging power from wall and using a hair dryer to remove the ice allows you to visually see th defrost heater burned out. I will get some photos and links and return soon, Thanks Sea Breeze
the freezer feeds the refridgerator with cold air,when you open the freezer door,do you hear the fan blowing,if not you need to change the evap fan motor,next take out the second from bottom food bin and touch back wall,if you feel snow or ice you have a defrost problem, you'll have to take off back wall,advance the timer till it clicks into defrost and see if the heater comes on,if so you have a bad timer,if not read out the t-stat and the heater,if there are plug in wires on t-stat unplug them and bypass the t-stat by plugging t-stat wire to heater if heater comes on change t-stat,leave the heater on to help you defrost the ice off of evap coil and use hair dryer to melt ice,hope that helps
Hi: Those areas are designed to be warm to keep moisture from forming there(Moulion coil). When they get hot it means the fridge is over working. The condenser coils remove the heat from the fridge. When clogged the heat will leave anywhere it can. The moulion coil is the strip you described,and will overheat when the condenser coils wont disperse the heat. Most likely the coils need a good cleaning, on the bottom of the ref. Use a coil brush and a vacuum. Or even an air compressor to blow the dust and hair out; plan on dusting the house too. Pull the grill off the front and clean them. If real bad pull the panel of the lower back and clean it out too. Since you work in detroit the dust and hair on the coils would be like putting a blanket over your radiator. Parts would heat up. I hope it's just the coils. If a compressor is failing you can get the same symptoms. I hope it is the latter for you, as I'm in your boat also. I hope this helps, Jeff
We have the same problem: We own a Fridgedare FRS26ZXH that's about 10 years old. We went to the following website: http://www.refrigerators.com/refrigeratortroubleshooting.aspx and found a solution.
refrigerator self-defrosts about four times a day. If a part of the
self-defrosting system stops working, the refrigerator keeps cooling.
This causes frost and ice to build up on the evaporator coils, which
keeps air from the circulating fan, which in turn prevents the
refrigerator from cooling properly. It sounds contradictory, but if
there's ice building up in your freezer, your refrigerator probably
isn't cold enough either. We could not see the coils in the back of the freezer compartment (should be shiny aluminum color). All we could see was ice build up over what might look like a vent.
We carefully blew warm air on these coils with a hair dryer until we could see the coils. Time will tell the cause of this problem if it happens again. It may be coincidence that the outside temp went into the teens and my 4 year old flipped off our house's heating system overnight, causing the issue.
If the problem is with the defrost system, it's either the defrost timer, defrost heater, or defrost thermostat.
Hey how yo doing? on most refriderator there are two important parts to keeping freezer from freezing over, they are the bimetal thermostat and ice pipe heater. The bimetal therostat is a preset thermostat that ranges from 54degrees farenheit to about 60, when the coils (inside the freezer compartment behind the back panel) reach the preset temp. it closes a circuit and send electricity to the ice pipe heater, to warm the freezer coils preventing from freezing over. if any one of those components fail, your freezer will continue to freeze solid until there is no more space for ice to build on coils decreasing air flow from the evaporator fan blowing air into your fridge.To test you will minor knowledge on using a multimeter.(REMEBER TO UNPLUG REFRIDGERATOR BEFORE SERVICING, IF YOU UNCOMFORTABLE WORKING ON APPLIANCE PLEASE CONTACT A PROFFESIONAL REPAIR SERVICE..) If you'd like to continue please respond.
GOOD LUCK, WORK SAFELY..
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
sound like you said a sealed system problem if compressor is running check the black coil under ref by the fan and see if it is warm if not you have lost freon just trash it then if it is see if fan in freezer is running if so pull back cover in freezer and see if coil starts to freeze if you have a ice block on coil then it is a defrost problem good luck
It is possible to get this build up in the return vents. Check seals for any possiblilty of warm air getting into the fridge. Warm air getting in will cause this. For now use a hair dryer or some hot water to clear the vents. Let me know what you find. Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice.