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Not Cold Frigidaire GS26HSZCC7

Woke up this morning and found water leaking from my Frigidaire GS26HSZCC7 side by side. Open freezer and found everything melting. So after it turned on a started to get cold again, within minutes it was down to 26. Went home at lunch to clean up the mess inside and it stopped working again. I did not hear the blower working. It happened one other time many months ago andt started cooling again and has been fine until today.

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  • fbruno Jul 09, 2008

    Woke up this morning and found water leaking from my Frigidaire GS26HSZCC7 side by side. Open freezer and found everything melting. So after it turned on a started to get cold again, within minutes it was down to 26. Went home at lunch to clean up the mess inside and it stopped working again. I did not hear the blower working. It happened one other time many months ago andt started cooling again and has been fine until today.

  • fbruno Jul 09, 2008

    Please read my problem first before answering...PLEASE

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After mopping up the floor - the whole freezer that was iced up melted - that's how I found out about the problem...

Disconnected the power, emptied the freezer, removed the shelves. Under the ice maker was the light cover - I removed that first, then the two screws holding the back panel in place - The light panel was covering the top screw.

With the screws removed, I pulled out the back panel - which needs to be jiggled around a bit to get it past the shelf brackets.

With the cover off, I could see the mostly de-iced coil at the back of the unit. The defrost heater was visible at the bottom of the coil frame. To remove the bracket/heater, I removed the two cross head screws (one on each side) holding the bracket to the coil frame. I then twisted the side tabs of the bracket assembly and pulled the entire bracket/heater/wiring from the coil frame.

With better access tot he bracket/heater I was able to disconnect the wires. I grabbed the new bracket/heater, reattached the wires and pushed the bracket/heater back onto the coil frame and closed the side tabs firmly attaching the bracket to the frame. I then screwed the tabs back onto the frame.

Replaced the back panel, screwed it in place. Put back the light cover and then the shelves. Turned the appliance back on and left it for a few hours - before checking to see if there was any drop in temperature. There was, so after 24 hours or so I reloaded all the food...

NOTE: I was certain that the heater had failed! When I pulled the OLD one out it was obviously burned out - the glass tube was blackened and pieces of the element could be seen in the bottom of the tube.

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It sounds like it could be the defrost timer/board hanging up in defrost periodically. this refrigerator has an adaptive defrost control board that acts like a defrost timer. it keeps track of how long it takes the freezer to defrost and schedules the time between defrost cycles accordingly (to save electricity). old defrost timers would go thru a defrost cycle every 12 hours whether it needed it or not. so i would suspect that this control board may be malfunctioning. the control board is item # 1036287 at repairclinic.com. you will need a repair technician to test it and make sure it is bad before spending $75 on it.

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    Mike Durland Jul 09, 2008

    this is a picture of the adaptive defrost control unit for your refrigerator.

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    Mike Durland Jul 09, 2008

    obviously the water leak is not the main problem.

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jul 09, 2008


    • freezing up is not the problem either. 

    • the fans would be running and the freezer would be frosted in the back if the heater was the problem

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Same post, i just have to agree with coolguy008

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Hi,

Water can leak from these areas:

The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door
The back of the refrigerator
The inside ceiling of the refrigerator
The inside back wall of the refrigerator
Underneath the front of the refrigerator
The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door Self-defrosting refrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website).

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

In some refrigerators, the defrost water is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.

Another cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver” or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the condensation disappears the problem is solved.

The back of the refrigerator Water coming from the back of the refrigerator usually comes from either the ice maker water valve or line (if there is an ice maker), or from the defrost drain pan.

Here's what to do:

  • If the water is coming from the ice maker water valve, check to make sure the water tubes are attached properly and are fastened tightly.


  • If the water seems to be coming from any part of the valve itself, replace the valve.


  • If the water appears to be coming from the defrost drain pan, inspect for holes or cracks, and replace the pan if necessary.


The inside ceiling of the refrigerator Water accumulating on the ceiling of the refrigerator is usually caused by a clogged drain in the freezer section beneath the evaporator. The clogged drain will cause water from the self defrost cycle to leak into the divider between the freezer and refrigerator. This water may then freeze and cause condensation build-up on the refrigerator ceiling. The solution to this problem begins with unclogging the drain. It may also be necessary to remove the entire freezer/refrigerator divider to thoroughly dry the insulation in the divider. Occasionally the insulation needs to be replaced to prevent a recurrence of the problem. This can be a big job – you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

The inside back wall of the refrigerator In some refrigerators, the water from the defrost cycle is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain - usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.

Underneath the front of the refrigerator If the refrigerator is equipped with a water dispenser on the freezer door, check if the water line to the dispenser is leaking. Also, check the drip pan to be sure it isn’t out of place, broken or cracked.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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it sounds like it could be the defrost timer/board hanging up in defrost periodically. this refrigerator has an adaptive defrost control board that acts like a defrost timer. it keeps track of how long it takes the freezer to defrost and schedules the time between defrost cycles accordingly (to save electricity). old defrost timers would go thru a defrost cycle every 12 hours whether it needed it or not. so i would suspect that this control board may be malfunctioning. the control board is item # 1036287 at repairclinic.com. you will need a repair technician to test it and make sure it is bad before spending $75 on it.

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it sounds like it could be the defrost timer/board hanging up in defrost periodically. this refrigerator has an adaptive defrost control board that acts like a defrost timer. it keeps track of how long it takes the freezer to defrost and schedules the time between defrost cycles accordingly (to save electricity). old defrost timers would go thru a defrost cycle every 12 hours whether it needed it or not. so i would suspect that this control board may be malfunctioning. the control board is item # 1036287 at repairclinic.com. you will need a repair technician to test it and make sure it is bad before spending $75 on it.

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