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Need Help! Hello! I have a Frigidaire Refrigerator # FRT21LR7AW about five years old. The problem is that it's not cooling the lower part and the top freezer is freezing the coils and blocks the vent that lets the air circulate down. I have to keep melting the ice with hair dryer in order for bottom part to get cool. Can someone help me with this problem with any advice or parts that may need to be replaced. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank You! mjpagan

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  • franciscomon Jul 22, 2008

    refrigerator cools barely and not making ice cubes

  • mjpagan Jul 22, 2008

    Would that be the cold control thermostat or the defrost thermostat in the freezer. Thanks, for helping out..



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I would really have to say yor thermostat is faulty now
if its freezing up top and not down low

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your fridge stop cooling including the freezer section, motor is running okay. This is a ice maker Frigidaire. Help , please.

What is the model number?
And how old is the fridge?

First try to unplug the fridge for 5 minutes and then turn it on again and see if we reset the system.

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Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense
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If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


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