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Frigidaire FRS26BRDSB5 Defrost wasn't working ADC bad.. I think


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#1 13G

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

My Frigidaire FRS26BRDSB5 side by side stopped cooling the refridgerator side last night. I opened up the freezer's back panel to find the evap coil evenly caked with thick frost. Not knowing the "flip the switch 5 times" trick, I defrosted it with a blow dryer, and cooling resumed. I checked for continuity in the heating element, and the defrost switch. Both were good. This morning I unplugged the fridge, plugged it back in, and waited an hour for the defrost to kick in. It never did. I don't know if this was because it wasn't necessary, or if it's because of a faulty ADC. I ran a manual defrost, and everything seemed to work right. Defrost kicked in, turned off a while later, fridge started again. I planned to wait another 24 hours or so, then open it up to see if it's iced over again. Is there any other troubleshooting I can do to determine if the ADC is indeed bad?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

Is your evaporator fan working?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

Yes it is. After defrosting it, it runs and cools normally.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

I should probably clarify... The fridge cools properly, but I don't think it's defrosting properly as far as automatic defrost goes.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:34 PM

Sounds like it's not initiating defrost, which would point to a bad control board ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=FRS26BRDSB5

While you're in there, replace the defrost thermostat because they're famous for being intermittently bad and they're not an expensive part ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=FRS26BRDSB5

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