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Freezer not working

I woke up to water dripping from the ice maker. Everything was semi -defrosted. I emptied all of the ice and it now seems to be chilling again, but the refrigerator side now seems to be a bit warmer - not much. Could it be that there was too much ice in the ice maker?
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  • caroljerry98 Aug 02, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Frigidaire GLRS263ZDB5 side by side. My freezer side is defrosting, we unplugged it for a few hours and plugged it back in and everything was fine for about 2 weeks, then it did the same thing again. If anyone knows what the problem is please advise.

  • klweller Nov 27, 2008

    My refrig is side by side whirlpool only 2 months old..the freezer side defrosting and the frig side colder..it's in an insulated garage..my old armana refig worked in garage for 6 years w/insulation...Techs are saying they ,new ones, are not insulated like old frigs....Even my new GE side/side in 2003 six months later in my home needed a new compression{guts} and never had another problem..Have any solutions???maybe I'll cover the frig in the winter months?

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Sounds like a defrost problem or a plugged drain... to get it to work temporary defrost the freezer. Unplug the refrigerator, open the door and get a blow dryer and warm up the freezer. wait until the water stop dripping out or about 12 to 24 hours and then you can plug it back in . it will work for 2 to 3 weeks.

To unplug the drain.defrost the freezer .remove the back cover. Use a pipe cleaner to clear the drain. pour a few cups of hot water down the drain.

The defrost systems is:
HEATER-DEFROST
THERMOSTAT-DEFROST
Adaptive defrost control
Start with the adaptive defrost control board. The fresh food section light switch and light bulb must work. To initiate a defrost cycle, open the door and push the light switch in and out 5 times within 6 seconds. The compressor and fans should shut off and the defrost heater should come on. Open the door and push the light switch in and out 5 times within 6 seconds to remove the refrigerator from the defrost mode and back into a cooling mode.
Frigidaire - referance model FSC23F7DSB3
This product comes equipped with an Adaptive Defrost Control (ADC). To activate manual defrost, press and hold the Freezer temperature UP (WARMER) key while pressing the Fresh Food temperature DOWN (COLDER) key 5 times within 6 seconds. A �d� in the freezer temperature window and �F� in the refrigerator temperature window will display when the heater is activated. To deactivate manual defrost, press and hold Freezer temperature UP (WARMER) key while pressing the Fresh Food temperature DOWN (COLDER) key 5 times within 6 seconds. �d� and �F� will be displayed until the defrost cycle is complete. (approx. 8 minutes)

Heater / Thermostat
You will have to remove the back panel of the freezer to check the heater for and thermostat for continuity. Heater are the lease likely part to go bad... I always change thermostat and timers together.
let me know if this helps or we can chat if you need more help.

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