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After compressor start up...unit will run until tstat satisfies..then it stays off until you smack the door of the frige on the freezer just above ice and water dispenser...any help would be great..thanks In advance

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Sounds like you could have a bad cold control,when you think it should be running open the fridge door and move the control to make it colder or warmer,if nothing happens tap near the control,sometimes when the control is failing it sticks inside and when you move it or tap it or hit the fridge it will work for that cycle.send the model number when you ask for answers so i can look up your machine and see what model you have and i can look up the parts you might need.if you open the fridge door and look up near the ceiling and on the right side you'll see a tag with the model and serial numbers just need the model number.

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  • boxedn75 May 22, 2011

    The model # isfrs26zthb4

  • Sal De May 22, 2011

    i copied what you sent but it says wrong model number,can you check it again this is what you sent isfrs26zthb4

  • Sal De May 22, 2011

    i'm sorry the is was with the number and i'm helpping someone else i just got it that it just wasn't separated .sorry.

  • boxedn75 May 22, 2011

    Lol...I see what I did...I meant to say the model number "is" ..frs26zthb4 lol sorry about that..

  • boxedn75 May 22, 2011

    Yeah..u got mistake..sorry about that

  • Sal De May 22, 2011

    the cold control part number is 5303300027 and it's around 55 dollars,you have a damper in the fridge and a cold control for the freezer,when it sticks turn the control or tap it easy,you want to make sure this is your problem,also one more thing i want you to check is the defrost timer,if this is sticking this also could cause this,remove the bottom kick plate and on the left side you should see the timer,there's a knob on it that you can turn,when it sticks you can turn it slowly,if it comes on you'll know it's the timer,there's a clock in it and it will go into defrost,when it counts down after like 20 minutes it will click out of defrost but they sometimes stick.if it is the timer the part number is 215846602 and that's around 30 dollars,start with the timer you should only have to turn it just a few clicks,if it doesn't run check the cold control.hope this helps you find your problem and if you can let me know what you find,thanks.

  • Sal De May 22, 2011

    one more thing,you say when you hit it up on the freezer side,there's an evap fan motor that starts to run when the machine isn't in defrost,when the compressor starts some are quiet,are you sure it's just not the fan that isn't running or do you hear the compressor start also.just wanna run this by you.i've seen this happen before,the person doesn't hear the evap fan start and they think the compressor isn't running.

  • boxedn75 May 22, 2011

    I can hear the compressor start soon as I smack it...I pulled the cold control and tested voltage to it while running....unplugged unit and plugged it back in..when I heated up the tstat rod sensor.
    It still wouldn't come on. I then gently tapped the cold control and fan and compressor fired right up....thank u so much for your help..I think we've got this one nailed down...I really appreciate it

  • Sal De May 22, 2011

    most of the time it's the control but the timer is on that side and i just wanted to be sure it was the control,good detective work lol,glad i could help you out,if you ever have anymore problems with your appliances,let me know and i'd be happy to help

  • boxedn75 May 22, 2011

    Yes...guess im kinda in the field already..I do hvac work...just never mess with appliances. Its my mothers fridge and this is her birthday me and bro in law decided to fix it...among other things... thanks again for the nudge in the right direction...greatly appreciated...



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