20 Most Recent Frigidaire PLHS269ZC Side by Side Refrigerator Questions & Answers

Just a recommendation from the ins. co. as a precaution. As long as fire did not damage them, they should be okay to use.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 23, 2015

your double water valve is the problem. solenoid is probably stuck(located on water valve) just replace with new one. water line is connected directly to water valve which is attached w/a couple of screws. hope this helps.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly
Actually I want you to look in the bottom of the freezer compartment at the evaporator drain area. Look for standing water OR signs of ice in the very back of the freezer but on the bottom usually center of the rear access area. If you see standing water there or slabs of ice... the evaporator drain is clogged and will need to be cleared by a manual defrosting with a fan for about 2 hours. (Messy)
Every automatic defrost cycle the process of defrosting via an electrified heater makes water 2 to 3 times a day depending on the scheduled defrost cycle periods. It can be from 6 hour to 10 hour intervals. Once that water collects if the drain is clogged it will sheet in the bottom of the freezer because it can not drain into the catch tray under the back of the unit once the unit goes back to normal cooling.

Now as for the ice-maker. Here is a way to make sure or not it actually is the a problem with the ice maker water valve.
( I C E M A K E R Switched O F F )
On the back of the unit there is a plastic water line that goes to the rubber through the cabinet fill tube. Squeeze the clamp and remove the plastic hose. Place that hose in a bucket for at least 12 hours. At the end of 12 hours check the bucket for any significant signs of water. If there is water in the bucket with ice maker OFF then the ice maker water valve is bypassing water and will have to be replaced.

Your water valve is item 55 this link:

Note there is a substitude part number. It is OK the alternate part number will work just fine.

If the link above does not work here is another source:


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Frigidaire... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010

Hello, welcome to Fixya. Unfortunately one cannot simply "add freon" to your domestic fridge. Domestic fridges have what is known as a "sealed system" therefore it cannot be charged without opening up the system and rarely needs to be for that reason, hence being labeled "sealed system". If you truley believe it is a leak in the system and needs repair you would need to call in a licensed appliance repair-person to work on a sealed system, most states and provinces it is illegal to work on without a cfc recovery ticket. Thank you for visiting "fixya". Let me know if we can assist you any further. Good luck. macmarkus :)

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 26, 2010

Periodic humming is the control relay closing to start the compressor, only the compressor is not able to start. There is a lot of (inrush) current during this event so, after a few seconds, an overload cuts the power to the compressor and the humming goes away. About 30-60 seconds later, the relay tries again, the compressor hums but doesn't start, overload cuts power, rinse and repeat. If you touch the compressor during this cycling, it should be very hot. It's possible that the starter relay is bad. If you look at the compressor, there is a black box that plugs into the compressor on one end and has conductors connected to the other end. This is the relay / overload and can easily be replaced. There's also a capacitor plugged into that relay/overload. Be sure to discharge it or it can give you a shock. The capacitor on your model is a running cap, not a starting cap. Unfortunately, the most likely cause for the humming is your compressor starting to fail. This model is known for an unusually high compressor failure rate. You can replace the relay / overload with a "hard start" relay that is compatible with the compressor. This "should" extend the useful life of the compressor a bit but it will still eventually fail. The compressor may also be permanently damaged by the cycling so even the hard start may not solve your problem. It's a cheap part, however, and worth a try. Is it worth replacing a compressor? It's a sealed system and needs a professional with the right tools to perform the work. Usually it's between $400-$700. A comparable but brand new fridge is ~$1000. You'll have to weigh the cost. It's very likely that a $500 repair will get you several more years out of your existing fridge. Some would argue that for a few hundred extra dollars, however, it's worth the money to get a new one that's more efficient and under warranty.

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 26, 2010

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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...






Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010


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Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 12, 2010

when they replace the compressor they should have replace the overload and relay as well sounds like they did not
6 weeks should still be running
i would call the poeple who diod the repair back out
they have to have some sort of warrenty on their work
there are other thinbgs that will cause this but this is the most common reason

Frigidaire... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009

push and hold the reset for several seconds should reset the indicator.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 26, 2009

your refrig has a solenoid that opens and closes a flapper in the bucket to bypass the ice crushers look on the bottom of the ice container and there is a brass rod that is bent at the end. if yo will find where the end of that rod inserts into the dispenser motor inside the freezer there is a saddle that has most likely frozen in the up position. you can use a hair dryer to warm the area up and pull the saddle back to the down position. its kind of hard to tell you with out pics but hopefully you get an idea of wht i'm trying to describe..

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 22, 2009

Assuming that the motor is running, my best guess would be that the condenser (a large grid of thin piping) was covered in soot, and should be THOUROUGHLY cleaned, preferably with compressed air.... The condenser will either be underneath the unit, behind a small panel in the front bottom of the unit, or at the back behind a cover at the bottom of the fridge which runs the whoile width. Make sure the fan at the back near the compressor is also running....if the condenser fan is not running when the compressor is running, it won't cool. If the condenser is excessively dirty, it won't cool!

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 26, 2007

If the fan isn't running the "cold" won't make it to the refer section and the freezer won't get proper circulation of air. The "evaporator fan" must run when the compressor is running.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 27, 2007

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