Question about Frigidaire FRT17G4B Top Freezer Refrigerator
The top freezer gets cold, but the bottom refrigerator part gets semi-cold.
The refirgerator is not as cold as usual. But My freezer is really cold and working jus find... what do I do?
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Ou need to check to make sure the evaporator fan is working. If it is remove the freezer back to look at the evaporator to make sure it is not frozen over. If it is you have a defrost problem. when the coils on the evaporator get all frosted over air can not move over the coils for the fan to circulate the air through out the compartments so the fresh food section will get warmer while the freezer will be cold. you will need to defrost the evaporator to be able to check the treminator and the heater. to do that you will need to turn the timer thats is located in the fresh foo section usually in back of the thermostat. there may be a removable plug to expose the dial to turn it manually. use a flat blade screw drier to do that. it will only turn one way. as soon as you hear a click stop. the compressor and evaporator fan should stop running. now you can check to see if the heater will come on. if not you will need a volt meter to check the terninator heater and to make sure the defrost timer is all good. you should have 120v at the heater. if you do ohm out the heater to make sure it is ok. most times if it is a defrost problem check the terminator first thats the round disk with 2 wires on it. if it is not closed the heater will not come on.check it out and you should find if there is a problem with the defrost cycle. if you turn the timer untill you hear it click again and the fan and compressor should be running. when you remove the freezer cover and you find the coils are only frosted at the top or just a verry little, you may have a leak in the sealed system and that would be why there os por cooling. you would need to call for service if that is the case. hope this help you some
Posted on Aug 10, 2007
The fridge itself cools by cold air coming from the freezer. There is a hole for the cold air to reach the fridge from the freezer, usually on the top side. Often, this line becomes clogged with ice. In effect, you would hear your fridge constantly running, and the freezer would get very cold, but the fridge only semi-cold (coldest near where the freezer air comes out).
Defrosting helps, but if the line is really iced off, it melts MUCH slower then frost in the freezer. (Note: if you have a FROST FREE freezer, this problem is even more common). A fairly simple way to clear this up is to remove the panel over the fan in the freezer (usually just two bolts over the back wall of the freezer on the inside) and run a blow dryer into the hole that goes from the freezer down to the fridge until it is totally clear of ice. Check to clear away ice on the panel, as well.
Of course, always unplug he unit before working on it, and keep the blow dryer clear of water.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
I got a frigidaire side by side top half not cold bottem on bothsides are cold ?????? only 3 to 4 years old took good care of
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
Remove the back check for ice on the coil this often the cause for this fault
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
Fridge will only come on when you turn the temperature up,the fridge then turns on but will not come back on until you turn the temp all the way off then on,just put a new defrost timer on it and still same problem please help thank you.
Posted on May 16, 2012
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