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Frigidaire refrigator model FRT8G6FMB2 top mount freezer working fine but bottom refrigator is not cooling properly.

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Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: REFRIGERATOR BOTTOM IS NOT COLD.

OK that number is good, Frigidaire model GLRT13TEB3 Sometimes the freezer section appears to be cold enough but you may need to check it if we don't find the problem soon. If your freezer is not defrosting properly it will restrict air flow to the fresh food section and that make us think that's the only problem. Your refrigerator has a defrost timer located inside the fresh food section behind the thermostat control cover. Unplug the refrigerator and open back of the freezer compartment to expose the evaporator coil. If covered with ice or frost this will be considered to be something wrong with defrost circuit. First we check timer, then element and then the defrost thermistat. Let me know what you find after you expose the evaoprator. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Posted on Apr 22, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Frigidaire model FRT16CRH. Top freezer not getting

Your refrigerator has a defrost timer and it may not be going into defrost every 8 to 10 hours. I was not able to get a picture for you of the location, but look inside the fresh food compartment and inside the teperature control panel should have a hole with sometimes a plastic plug stuck in it. If not there it will be under the kick plate at bottom of fridge. Take a flat head screwdriver and slowly turn to the right until refrigerator stops running. After about 30 minutes if it does not restart, star by again turning slowly clockwise until it starts. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on May 18, 2009

VtToolMan
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SOURCE: Refrigator not cooling properly, freezer works fine

I'll assume you don't have much food/items in the freezer section. Because you have the fridge set on the max cooling setting and the freezer set higher than the mid setting, it could be that you have frozen the cold air passage from the freezer to the fridge.

If you can, 1) remove all contents that would spoil; 2) turn off the fridge 3) open both doors and allow the fridge to manually thaw out completely (this will speed up the opening of the cold air exchange passage between the freezer and fridge, which is likely blocked and frozen solid. Have plenty of towels handy to soak up the water from the defrosting process,

After a FULL day of being left off and doors open to thaw out, check for any further thawing and dripping water inside, if present wait another 8 hours (you really want to get it thawed out the first time!) When that's done, reset BOTH temperature controls to the factory mid-point setting (5?) as marked on your control knobs.

The key to having a refridgerator run properly is to allow for it to run at the factory settings for at least 24 hours BEFORE you adjust the controls higher and/or lower for each section. Adjust it up or down in ONLY 1 setting increments so as to not cause ice build-up and freezing of the internal air exchange passages.

Also, as you've relegated this fridge as a garage "beer & backup" unit, make sure to keep the freezer as full as possible to make it run as efficiently as possible. You can freeze jugs of water and pack it with cheap thrift store bread to help it run correctly. An empty freezer has to work harder to keep just air at freezing temps. As such, it will pass much colder air into the fridge, and cause these types of freeze ups. By the way, turning up the temp controls only makes it worse and just results in a total "freeze up" inside the cabinet panels that you can't easily see or get at to rectify, hence the reason to shut it off and let it fully defrost.

When you're done, you should have your fridge back in action working like it should, but remember, don't rush temperature adjustments, even thou we all want those frosty beverages, it'll take a couple of days to achieve the desired "chill" you're likely used to getting when it was your primary fridge.

Hope this helps and Best Regards! Semper Fi!

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: fridge not working properly on kenmore bottom freezer model 596.7

I have a similar problem, although I have no cooling in the fridge section. Had a repair man indicate that the electrical panal(pcb board) needs to be replaced. It is on order ($200). Sure hope that is the issue. To me, it appeared that the freezer fan(which cools the fridge) was not working. Whether that is the result of a faulty electrical panal is yet to be determined. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: refrig & freezer not cooling properly

I believe the start relay and start capacitor with the overload will need replaced. That is easy and should solve your problem, Sea Breeze

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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