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Frigidaire side by side not defrosting


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#1 rosehillworks

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 01:28 PM

My Frigidaire was made in 1997. The freezer is not defrosting which causes the refrigerator to get warm. The coils are frosting up and I was wondering if anyone has an educated guess about which parts to replace. Any help will be greatly appreciated A.S.A.P. I have 4 kids and am having to manually defrost every 2-3 days. Thanks, Helen

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 03:42 PM

Do you have a Model# for the unit?

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 03:45 PM

Model number is FRS26ZGEB3. Sorry. Thanks, Helen

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:20 PM

Hello again, Helen :)

The problem will be one of three components: The defrost heater, the defrost thermostat, or the defrost timer.

An easy test it to advance the defrost timer (item 23) to defrost by turning its control knob to the big click. Then, remove the back, inside wall of the freezer (diagram) and check to see if the defrost heater is getting hot. If it is, replace the timer (it was stuck in run mode). If not, replace both the defrost thermostat and the defrost heater (items 21 and 14).

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:30 PM

Hello again,:)
Thank you very much I will have my husband check those parts. Thanks, Helen

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:43 PM

I need to modify what I said a little bit. I just looked again at the parts and noticed that your defrost heater is the calrod type. These almost never go bad. Not that they don't, just not very frequently. Defrost thermostats, on the other hand, are always going bad.

So, if the heater doesn't fire after you turn the timer to the big click, then replace the defrost thermostat for sure because these are common troublemakers and can also get erratic. But before you replace the heater, ohm it out to see if it's bad or not. If it has continuity, don't replace it.




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