Question about Frigidaire Refrigerators
U may have a freon leak (if the compressor is running but not cooling), or the compressor is damaged (if the compressor isn't running)
Posted on Jun 05, 2013
Need you to check the compressor to see if too hot to touch. If so unplug and don't leave it plugged in until we find the problem. This could be start capacitor, start relay, overload or a bad condenser or evaporator fan motor. Like to know he model number to help you better, Let me know, Sea Breeze
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
SOURCE: frezer defroster runs to long
If the machine has a mechanical timer, it is in the fresh food compartment behind the top front panel.
Normal defrost cycle is approx. 21 minutes.
If it has an adaptive(solid state) timer it is located in the same area, and on most models can be replaced with the mechanical model.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
You have a defrost problem going on. Either the defrost timer, the defrost t-stat or the defrost heater. Remove the back freezer wall and you will see the evaporator coils. This is where the heater and t-stat are located. One of these is more than likely the problem.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
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The problem is most likely the defrost heater element(s) and/or the defrost timer. The defrost heater element(s) are located with the evaporator core behind the access panel inside of the freezer, and can be removed, tested with an ohm meter, (any reading other than infinity would most likely mean the heater element is functional) and replaced if necessary. The defrost timer can be located inside of the refrigerator, or outside of the refrigerator behind the front kick panel, or behind the rear access cover on the back of the refrigerator.
Usually if the evaporator core is freezing up and not allowing air to flow through the evaporator core, (necessary for the system to function properly) then the defrost timer is most likely working and the defrost heater element(s) would most likely be at fault.
Always place a towel on the bottom of the freezer and use a blow dryer to defrost the evaporator core and never use any sharp or hard objects to pick away the ice or the evaporator core can be damaged and the refrigerant will be leak from the system.
I have included some images to help assist you, and a new defrost heater element or defrost timer can be purchased from an appliance parts distributor.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
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As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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Posted on Sep 01, 2010
it will be the defrost timer. If you manually forward the defrost timer it will click into defrost mode. This will melt the ice. The defrost termination switch will stop the heater once all the ice has melted.
If defrost does not happen then it is a faulty defrost termination switch
Posted on Mar 25, 2011
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