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WARM REFRIGERATOR TEH FOOD SIDE OF THE REFRIGERATOR STAYS WARM,NO MATTER HOT HIGH YOU TURN IT UP

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  • ohnodraco Mar 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. First, my ice was half melted when dispensed, and ice cream got really soft, then meat started thawing in the freezer. Now milk is turning in the fridge side sooner than it should, and while a little cool, it does not reach a satisfactory temp. I am now using my freezer as a fridge, since fridge is not cold enough. Freezer is barely cold enough to keep milk. I have cleaned condensor, etc. with compressed air (was pretty dirty) and intend to remove the freezer back to check for ice. I am not far from throwing it in the yard and venting my frustration with a sledgehammer before ordering a new unit.

  • alankieler Mar 21, 2009

    Same problem here, ever since I bought it. I suspect it was a return, or "used" when I bought it new. Milk does not get cold enough for me (I'm a big milk drinker), even when turned to highest level of cold, which is 34 degrees. I had repairman out 4 different occasions and they all basically told me it was fine, that I was nuts. I have another GE fridge that keeps milk so cold you can barely stand it, and the temp is only half way. What gives? Also, the water dispenser lever broke off. I will never buy another Frigidaire again.

  • ohnodraco May 11, 2010

    Bill, would defrost issues explain both sides not getting cold enough? I was a little disappointed that rust has formed around my factory water/ice dispenser (beneath the paint) after only a year or two after purchase, and am also wondering if it was a mistake to buy a Frigidaire to start with....Is it possible that the unit I purchased was already several years old when I bought it new?

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Check the freezer side back wall, do you see Ice forming on that wall?

If so you have a defrost issue. Also check to make sure you fan in the freezer side is running. If not, than cold air from the freezer cannot make it to the fresh food side.

I am factory authorized for Frigidaire Appliances and am confident I can assist you in this repair.

Bill

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Sounds like the damper isn't opening. Put you hand on the Left wall of the fridge side, at the top. If you feel No Air. Then there is your issue. Bad Damper Motor. Also check the back wall of the freezer, there sould be No Frost. If there is then you have a defrost issue. Not a damper problem. One more thing. Make sure when you shut the fridge door, the light goes out. About a half inch or so before the door is completly shut, the light will go out, if not then thats your issue. Let me know how you make out.

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