Frigidaire Model # FRT15G5AWO Top Freezer Refrigerator
Refrigerator or Freezer does not get cold. I replaced the cold control thermo couple after noticing that when the contacts were shorted everything seemed to be running. Tried to adjust the spring screw in the control itself but infortunately this just shorted the control to be always on and everything including the refrigerator ran constantly, freezing everything. The new control seemed to work at first but after the first cycle, everything stopped and did not turn on again. Could this be a defrost timer issue? If so, how can I check instead of buying more parts I don't need?
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If you have a frost build up on the interior back wall of the freezer, you have a defrost issue. This would include a bad defrost control, bad heater or terminator.
If there is not a frost build up then you may have a bad evaporator fan motor.
if the light is working then it has power so it may have just went into defrost and it takes about 30 minutes to come back out / if it does not come by on within a hour then i also think you may have a bad temp control / larry
sounds like a thermistor problem. since you did not provide a model #, i am not sure how many thermistors and thermostats there are but most freezers have at least 1. i would recommend having it replaced.
Same problem with Frigidaire Gallery model#GLRT182SAW5 (dated 2002 on back of case)
Vents were blocked with ice. Vents (from top compartment to lower) located behind light. You can check by poking a chopstick up the (2) holes; be careful not to hit fan blades.
- took freezer coil cover off in back; checked that defrost heater element was working (marked and rotated the timer in the hole next to light); checked that fan working. Found ice in the vents and defrost drip area. Got it out with hair dryer.
- cleaned compressor coils in back (check fan is rotating; also tweaked some of the compressor tubing bends to make them more smooth - read somewhere about a manufacturing defect ...); blew out drip tube from defroster while down there.
- Set the freezer control to WARM and the refrig control to COLD (THIS SHOULD IMPROVE AIR FLOW FROM TOP TO BOTTOM).
- Put thermometers in top and bottom. Checked that refrigerator cycles (not running continuously). Checked that cold air is coming down from (2) vents behind light.
OK: so far, so good. Lower compartment is 40 or under. Top is under 18.
CONCLUSION: Suspect marginal design. Had problems with another similar model where defroster ice doesn't drain correctly, pools and refreezes. Leading to blocked vents as well as blocked defroster drain and similar problem including dripping water from top to bottom and warm bottom.
MAYBE KEEPING THE FREEZER CONTROL AT WARM GETS AROUND THE PROBLEM?? ANYWAY, ITS WORKING FOR ME FOR NOW !!