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Need to replace thermostat in a frigidaire fridge model number frt18p5a need location of thermostat and reference pictures

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How do I get parts for a frigidaire refridgerator

Good Afternoon jgl1222 - Most parts can be purchased directly from the manufacturer or through a parts distributor in your area (part numbers may vary based on distributor).

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The refrigerator temperature stays at 60 degrees regardles of seting

just check whether your thermostat is working properly .....

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Frigh won't get cold enough

check the slot between the freezer and fridge with this model the freezer cools the fridge there a door in the slot make sure it is opening properly

May 26, 2012 | Frigidaire FRT18P5A Top Freezer...

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After power outage the fridge was displaying codes SY and EF I have Frigidaire model number FGHS2365KF1. Any thoughts?????


SY: Defective evaporator system. Check evaporator fan, thermostat and heater.

EF: Evaporator Fan defective. Test and eventually replace the evaporator fan.

The problem is likely the evaporator fan. Before replacing the fan test the other parts comprised in the evaporator system.

Here a tip explaining how to test such parts with a similar fridge model: Fridge not cooling. Procedure is more or less the same with your model.

Here parts and diagrams for your model.

Generally you can find parts and diagrams for most appliances using the links listed on this page:
Where do I find parts and diagrams for my appliance?



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My Fridge started getting war and the freezer part was real cool i unplugged it for a day plugged it back up and it started working 2 days later it stopped again this time i took panel off the back and...

  • Well I can say one of the components responsible for defrost has failed -defrost timer, defrost heater or the defrost thermostat.

  • Unplug the refrigerator and pull the back wall off of the freezer.
  • Now unplug the defrost and the thermostat.
  • Get your Ohm meter out and test for continuity across the heater and the thermostat.
  • No continuity on the thermostat means that needs replaced and the same for the heater.
  • If both of them parts test out OK then you need to replace the Defrost Timer.

  • One of them is bad guaranteed. You want to make sure that there is some fresh ice build up too after cleaning it all off. This insures that which ever component that might be bad is verified messing up again per the ice. Then do the testing.

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Jun 18, 2011 | Frigidaire Side by Side Refrigerator 23...

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Replaced the defrost thermostat 2 weeks ago now it's freezing up on me again. Not cooling the fridge side. Any suggestions

Pretty common problem and likely to be caused by the failure of a fan which distributes the cooled air between the two cabinets.
When the compressor is running, open the fridge, locate some obvious vents, normally in the inside rear near the top . Hold your fingers close to these and if there is little or no air movement, the fan has stopped.
Go to the link below and enter your model model number to see if Sears has your unit in their library, thousands are, and if found, you will have a line drawing of your fridge which will help you locate the fan and decide if you want to DIY or have a pro replace it:
Sears PartsDirect

Feb 02, 2011 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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there may be a large amount of ice build up on the evaporator alos need to check and make sure that the evap fan is running in the freezer compartment.if you do not here the fan running when the ridge is in a cooling mode replace it. if there is alot of ice you may need to replace the defrost timer

Jun 02, 2010 | Frigidaire FRT18P5A Top Freezer...

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Ice In Freezer Vents

thick frost on the back wall indicates a defrost problem, either with the defrost control, the heater, or the bimetal thermostat. Without personal inspection, i cant tell you which one it is, but i can narrow it down to those three

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Flashes e f code

This is a combination of problems. I have a Kenmore Elite labeled Frigidaire model 253.44513601. If you are reading this you are aware that Kemore/Frigidaire refer's are JUNK.

I have went through TWO Kenomre Elites since 2001. My lateset Fridge (bought January 2007) suffered the "E F" code.

At first I replaced the Evaporator Fan (behind freezer compartment.) This did NOT solve the problem. I then bought a new control board located under the freezer. (take off toe plate, and removes screw, the board slides out and is connected by 3 wire harnesses.)

My fridge is now running, but it has yet to get "cool." This maybe because the User Interface needs to match the control board. Not sure yet, but I will keep posted.

Jun 06, 2009 | Frigidaire Model: PHSC39EHSS

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