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Frigidaire side/side refri section warm

I had this refig for 1 yr and 4 months. Last week I discovered the freezer ice colder, and refrig department warm last week. I checked it out, and found the bottom opening on the lower left side the coils were snow freezed up, and no cold air blowing from the left top vents. I checked the damper for operation, and it worked. Matter of fact, no air at all. I unplugged refrig ,and use a hair blow dryer to defrost the lines. After defrosting manually, started the refrig and worked correctly.
Today, Tuesday,Nov.27,2007, the same problem. Refrig warm and no air blowing at all from the top left vent. I click the light button five times to put refrig in defrost mode. I heard the compressor kicked off. Waited an hour, same problem. I pulled the refrig out and checked inside behind refrig. No dust or anything frozen. I looked inside the refrig on lower left side inside vent holes, and coils snonwed as mentioned above.
What could be causing this problem or what is the problem and how to fix?????? By the way, when things didn't work properly, I noticed the h20 dispenser didn't despense any water. I mean no water! I hope this is enough info to help me with my problem. I did the same thing(hair blower trick) like last week, and its working fine again.

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Oceanrunner, it looks like a couple of things might be going on: One is how much defrosting did you do. If it was a full defrost, you might have too many door openings going on. This causes condensation. Do a full defrost and then be sure the door is closed when not actually getting things in/out. Don't forget to check to see if your condenser coils are clean. If not, clean 'em! That may fix it.

It is possible that your defrost timer is defective but I think not based on your defrost cycle starting. It is possible that the defrost coil is bad. This means that you'll have to access the coil and check if for continuity. Typically, this is located with the coils and below them in the back of the freezer. One wire on each side. Unplug the box...Wiggle 'em to clear any corrosion... Unplug..If you've got a multimeter, check for about 100 ohms between the terminals...You can then turn the unit on and wait. See what happens. If frosting begins, actuate the defrost cycle. (Frosting should be even after about 5 minutes or so across they pipes. If the gas level is low, the frosting will not be even.)

Some cold water units run through the coils. If they get too cold...they freeze. This is caused by low gas or by frosting from other sources. Don't panic: this unit has an extended warranty on the sealed unit...the compressor and all that...for 5 years. That means the gas, too. Call your manufacturer for service.

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