Question about Refrigerators
I have a 2002 MOD FRS26R2AW4, which is a side-by side refrigerator. The fridge is cooling fine, but the middle section between the freezer and fridge is hot to the touch. Please assist.
transom between fridge and freezer is usually haeted to stop condensation when you open freezer door. suspect you have no fault
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
Hi. thanks for the question. the heat between the doors is normal . to solve . pull the fridge away from wall .remove back panel. clean all lint in coils .Dust in the coils causes the heat between the doors to get warmer . so cleaning of coils. will solve the problem thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
I'll assume you don't have much food/items in the freezer section. Because you have the fridge set on the max cooling setting and the freezer set higher than the mid setting, it could be that you have frozen the cold air passage from the freezer to the fridge.
If you can, 1) remove all contents that would spoil; 2) turn off the fridge 3) open both doors and allow the fridge to manually thaw out completely (this will speed up the opening of the cold air exchange passage between the freezer and fridge, which is likely blocked and frozen solid. Have plenty of towels handy to soak up the water from the defrosting process,
After a FULL day of being left off and doors open to thaw out, check for any further thawing and dripping water inside, if present wait another 8 hours (you really want to get it thawed out the first time!) When that's done, reset BOTH temperature controls to the factory mid-point setting (5?) as marked on your control knobs.
The key to having a refridgerator run properly is to allow for it to run at the factory settings for at least 24 hours BEFORE you adjust the controls higher and/or lower for each section. Adjust it up or down in ONLY 1 setting increments so as to not cause ice build-up and freezing of the internal air exchange passages.
Also, as you've relegated this fridge as a garage "beer & backup" unit, make sure to keep the freezer as full as possible to make it run as efficiently as possible. You can freeze jugs of water and pack it with cheap thrift store bread to help it run correctly. An empty freezer has to work harder to keep just air at freezing temps. As such, it will pass much colder air into the fridge, and cause these types of freeze ups. By the way, turning up the temp controls only makes it worse and just results in a total "freeze up" inside the cabinet panels that you can't easily see or get at to rectify, hence the reason to shut it off and let it fully defrost.
When you're done, you should have your fridge back in action working like it should, but remember, don't rush temperature adjustments, even thou we all want those frosty beverages, it'll take a couple of days to achieve the desired "chill" you're likely used to getting when it was your primary fridge.
Hope this helps and Best Regards! Semper Fi!
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
If the freezers ok, then airflow is the issue, as the reefer gets its air from the freezer, set the dial that does not operate the compressor to the middle setting, pegging it to cold, makes the freezer colder by starving the reefer!, very common call requiring no repair , just a setting change!! never peg it!!
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
We were told to clean coils..which were very full of cat hair!! Still didn't solve problem of hot strip between freezer and fridge.So pulled it out again today. Cleaned it real good front and back even put fridge on blocks, to get underneath. I noticed that the fan wasn't coming on..we left back off and turned on to see what was happening. Call repairman and told him the story and that the condenser fan hadn't came on at all. He said we needed ne condenser fan. Have one ordered, plus have left fridge on blocks and put fan in front of it. The door is cold and fridge is running colder. So will have kitchen torn apart until Tuesday when we get fan!! But glad to know it's a 85.00 fix on a 2200. fridge!!! Hope this helps!!
Posted on Jun 09, 2012
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