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Refrigerant oil leak perhaps. You don’t want to breath that stuff in your home. Need to call licensed technician for inspection or repair. Could also be an old item in your fridge or freezer. Check that in detail before you call the service man.

Frigidaire... | Answered 22 hours ago


This unit is 25 years old and by now will be subject to wear and tear in the compressor, and probably a drop off of efficiency in the cooling system, which may be an old R134a or R12 Gas type unit (not legally repairable now). Does the freezer seem to run for long extended periods - or does it get very noisy and hot in use? Have you noticed an increase in you electricity bills recently? Are the internal fridge fittings and door seals a bit worn out?
I personally wouldn't consider spending loads of cash on a new compressor or regas (if permitted) but would consider replacing the unit. It may be just achieving 'normal' temperatures at the moment, but at what cost in energy usage? - do you drive a 25 year old car?? lol

Frigidaire... | Answered Yesterday


Side-by-side refrigerators typically have a defrost system that automatically defrosts the freezer periodically. The freezer stops cooling to turn on the defrost heater, but should resume cooling after about an hour. If the timer fails, the freezer will never defrost and ice will continue to build up on the coils, stopping all air glow over the coils. This will prevent the freezer from cooling properly and it will give the impresdion that it's failing. Only the freezer cools, the air is circulated into the refrigerator and cools it (only less so) which gives thd appearance that it's working properly (except it's probably not cooling to the proper temperature of ~40° F.).
The fix is to replace the defrost timer. If you can locate its location on your unit, it usually involves unscrewing and unplugging the old unit and installing the new one. You will need you brand and model number when you get a new one.

Frigidaire... | Answered 3 days ago


Replace door cam kit for freezer side. Water is most likely coming from a stopped up defrost drain

Frigidaire... | Answered on Nov 15, 2018


The fan should run with the closed door switch. If you can get to it, does it freely spin? It was correctly reconnected when changed? You did check Voltage on motor? If it is there and motor doe not run, yes it would be bad. Diconected motor can be checked with Ohm meter setting, it should show a circuit.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Nov 14, 2018


Evaporator coils should have uniform frost pattern over whole coil. If there is a block of ice only at top, your unit most likely has a freon leak and is low on freon. If whole evaporator coil is a block of ice, then it’s a defrost problem.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Nov 13, 2018


It sounds like the compressor is not getting to its needed pressure or you have a leak and the gas has escaped making the compressor run constantly. If it is 24 deg I can imagine everything is frozen still but as gas escapes the unit will cool too much and then start not cooling enough and then not at all. Keep and eye on it. A serviceman might be needed soon.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Nov 08, 2018


Whatever sends power to compressor is the problem. Depending on model, either a thermostat or a control board is bad. If it is auto defrost, the defrost timer or control may be bad.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Nov 08, 2018


Maybe ice maker going through it’s Cycle is the noise you hear. Is it cooling properly?

Frigidaire... | Answered on Nov 07, 2018


Unplug your refrigerator from the ac outlet, and 0open theref door for approx. 5 minutes. Then plug it again, after you hear the beeping close the door. wallah it's fixed.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

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