I purchased a frigidaire side by side a month ago and have noticed even though I keep the freezer at (-3 F) the items in the freezer are soft to the touch. Now everything is thawing. The freezer is at 36F and the fridge is at 48F. I try to change the temp to a lower temp but it will not cool.
The unit is only a month old... any tips?
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Re: Fridge problems - frigidaire
Sort of sounds like the adaptive defrost board is bad and you are not going into a defrost cycle. Do you have ice build up on the lower interior freezer section? Are the vent slots full of frost/ice? Ideally, pull the freezer shelfs out and take the little aluminum panel off the interior back to look at the coils. Are they basically a block of ice and frost? The problem happens when the unit doesn't go into defrost cycle and the coils freeze up. That blocks the air flow in the freezer so you get frozen food at the bottom but soft stuff at the top. And the frige just can't get enough cool/cold air from the freezer section to cool anymore. Power surges or blackouts, etc. can just destroy the defrost circuit board. Without good air flow the unit is not going to cool properly.
I have the same defrost problem and detrermined the control board to be bad. After installing the new board, the display keeps flashing zeros and won't allow a setpoint change. Is there a special procedure for installing this board? My unit is an Amana afd2535deq.
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did you replace the light . or just tighten it . and is ice cream soft . it sounds like the tempt is above 15 deg . and needs to be colder . this may be a control problem . but ck the little things first . clean the coils / make sure inside fan and under neath fan are going . re ck control settings . .. if problem does't go away . then look at control ..
I had the same problem with my Jenn-air side-by-side
Your freezer has a defrost cycle and when the freezer temp is set too
cold, your drainage pan and tube freezes up (behind the back panels in
the freezer) and when that gets full it spills over too the bottom of
the fridge and keeps building up until you notice.
Un-plug fridge and put your food in coolers or another fridge.
Defrost the freezer, remove the ice from the bottom.
Remove the back panel/s (in the freezer).
Check the drainage pan. If it is iced up, you'll have to carefully remove the ice and check the drainage hole.
the hole is iced up, so is the first 1-2 inches of the plastic tube
leading to the main drainage pan behind and under the fridge.
You can use a hair drier to speed up defrost.
defrost the hole and tube I used round ended metal (nut pics or beater
attachment ends- avoid sharp objects) heated up in boiling water and
gently forced down into the hole and tube until defrosted.
Check flow(by pouring warm water) down and looking behind and under fridge(with flashlight) to see if flowing into main drainage pan.
Turn up your freezer temp and check with a thermometer. Your freezer temp was probably set too
Mine is going on 5 months with no problem. If this continues, it might be the defroster. Good Luck!
sounds as if perhaps theres a fan in the freezer, copartment that is not spinning, circulating the cold air around, or if that fan is spinning you have adefost issue,not "self defrosting so the ice is building up preventing proper circulation
Sounds like an air flow problem to the lower unit. Take the sheetmetal or plastic rear cover off the freezer back wall and make sure the coils are frosted up good and even but NOT a block of ice inches thick (air needs to circulate and a blocked coil won't let air move over it efficiently). Make sure the fan is running to move the air around. In the fridge area make sure the air dampers are letting the cold air from the freezer down to the fridge compartment. Depending on what you find will determine the next steps so let us know.