Hi my 3yo fridge is not freezing the meat anymore and the fridge side is a little warm.I set the controls to colder side and could hear the motor or something in the back start and let run overnight but it just doesnt get cold enough to freeze the meat.I opened the back and cleaned/vacuumed the dirt from the coils but same thing.I also opened the inside of the fridge and noticed some ice or frost built up on the evaporator coils but not sure if its normal.Any otherpart I should check??Your suggestions would be much appreciated.Thanks.
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Re: frigidaire PLHS267ZDB2--Not cold enough
It has a defrost problem which will not let it cool properly. On a frigidaire you can open the refrigerator side door and hit the light switch 4-5 times and that will put it into defrost. Take the panel off on the bottom back inside the freezer to expose the evaporator. Once you have put it into defrost see if the heater comes on. If it does then you have a bad defrost timer. If it doesn't start to defrost then the defrost thermostat is most likely the problem. It just clips onto the evaporator. May have to splice a new one in. It's possible the defrost heater itself is bad but not as common. Test it with and ohm meter for resistance. Any resistance means it's ok. If the heater is bad I would replace the defrost thermostat also. Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice unless you have more questions. A step by step check out may require a live chat.
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the fridge section will not freeze ice cream as the lowest setting 1- is not cold enough
The thermostat is normally on the side panel inside the compartment and is measured 1-10 with 4 being around the best setting
if you are referring to a 2 door fridge where the top or bottom section is the freezer, that temp will be preset in the factory and has nothing to do with the thermostat but indicates - door not sealed properly
compressor failure and needs a technician to check out the reason why
I was writing a big note here before then hit the wrong button, it was just a bunch of jargon anyway. Yes it is the condenser fan motor causing your problems. Doesn't cool the refrigerant properly than nothing works. I would change the fan before it causes any damage to the compressor.
Hi.. feel the dividing rdge between fridge and freezer.. is it warm?.. chances are that the little fan at the back of the fridge freezer that helps cool the compressor, has snagged own it's own wire... it's a weak fan, like you get in a computer, but it does a lot of work.. without it, the coolent does not do it's job, which results in your device not cooling things properly
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
Cleaned the condenser coils which were dusty but not severely so. Checked the evaporator coils which were NOT iced. Reset the fridge to coldest setting and freezer to #5 (mid range of temperature) and waited a full 36 hours. Fridge temp is 40 F and freezer is about 0F. Not sure what is different except coldest setting on fridge. Warm weather is here but not warm enough to require AC. Temps in late afternoon in house about 77-80F. Any thoughts are appreciated because I suspect this problem is not completely resolved.