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Re: Frigidaire side by side
Refrigerators and designed to be operated in the same conditions that we live in. Outdoors if the ambient temperature is low at night it will not run long enough to dehumidify the refrigerator compartment. It may not be your door seal that is the problem, only the location and conditions under which you are operating it.
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first check if there are cooling coils underneath. They might use a good vacuum. Next check the setting to see if it got moved and move it to cooler setting. Look at door seals to see if there are any gaps where you could slide a piece of paper past. last would be the freon might have leaked out. This repair is tricky because you need to check where the leak is. Soapy water would make bubbles if there is a leak. good luck!!!
We have the exact same problem. But ours is in a vacation home so we have to keep the water turned off all the time. It seems something in the ice line freezes when the fridge is empty. Then, no ice, no water. When we turn the water back on, after a few days of having food in the fridge, it seems to make everything melt and flood the tray then leak out onto the floor all day and night. The fridge temp goes down to 12 degrees when the fridge side is empty. It seems to stabilize when there are items inside. We put several gallons of water inside instead of leaving it empty and it helps with the temp but not with the leaking. We have had service come out several times and they just said, "don't leave it empty and turn off the water when you leave." What good is that? I don't have water or ice for the weekend when I go up to the house! OR I clean up floods the entire time!! Now it's out of warranty. Now that I see it happens to people in their main house, I would just say NEVER EVER EVER BUY FRIGIDAIRE AGAIN!
your damper door is frozen or iced up and not opening up to let cold air in from freezer compartment,defrost it and make sure its dry,also check your door seal to make sure its sealing good and not letting in warm air that can condense and freeze things like the damper door
flashing #4 is a communication error between the control board and the damper assy, usually it is the fault ogf the damper assy but if it is under mfg warranty, replace both, if you need to pay for the parts yourself get the damper first.
check and see if the door to the ice chute is closing all the way, moisture can get in there and cause excessive frost build up also check the location of your defrost thermostat behind the back panel in the freezer, it should be attached to the top of the evap coil. also check your water system and be sure that there are no leaks under the refer dripping into the pan while the unit is cycling for ice fill or dispenser line.
its air pressure between the wo doors that cause it to open the freezer door.take some soapy water and clean the sels aroundboth doors to see itf thet dosent help use dish soap and a little water to clean the seals with it should stop it
Could be a jammed fan or something could have moved inside to block the opening. Some units have deflectors in the openings...did one of those cover the opening on the fridge side? Did you overpack your freezer and block the air flow from there to the fridge?
OK, usually if you see an oily substance that you are sure is not from the fridge contents it's oil from the sealed system. When a leak in the sealed system happens the refrigerant gas leaks out and the lubricating oil also leaks out. I'm afraid you may be in this situation. As the refrigerant leaks out the cooling efficientcy drops off quickly and eventually there is no cooling at all. You would have to use a refrigerant leak detector "sniffer" to locate the leak and then have a certified company repair the unit. Sadly, the cost to do a compressor replacement and leak repair is 2/3's or more the cost of a new fridge...