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Frigidaire Refrigerator Not Cooling


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#1 ApplianceDoctor

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:59 AM

I have a customer called and said their Frigidaire refrigerator was not cooling. When I arrived I found relay to compressor was bad. I replaced relay, cleaned condenser and unit started OK. After finishing customer said that there was a lighted number on the control panel in the fresh food section blinking and she couldn't get it to stop. The unit has the digital electronic control. When opening the fresh food door I found that on the fresh food temp selector #4 is blinking and it doesn't make any difference what setting you set it on 1 thru 8 or 9 it always goes back blinking on #4. Can anyone tell me what to do for this?

Also the next day she called back and said the unit quit again. Before I got there she had disconnected power to unit. When I arrived I pluged refrigerator in and unit started running Ok The lighted #4 on fresh food control was still blinking. I instructed customer if unit quit again not to touch it and call me so I could come try to see what else was going on with the unit. Yesterday she called and said it had quit again. When arriving I found evaporator fan running, but compressor and condenser fan were cool to touch and not running. I disconnected power to unit then reconnected power and compressor and condenser fan came back on. Does this sound like a bad electronic control? Can anyone help me with this? Also when disconnecting and reconnecting power to unit, motorized damper assembly makes a loud grinding or chattering noise for a few seconds and the quitens down, which does not sound normal. I appreciate any help anyone can give me. The Model # to this refrigerator is FRS6LF7GS2

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Edited by ApplianceDoctor, 13 August 2012 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

Start up Test
At the time the product is connected to line voltage it will run a self test.
If all components pass a your set points will appear in the display.
If there is a failure you will see a fault code appear in the display.
Test 1 - Evaporator fan motor. Alternating E in food display F in freezer display indicates test failed.
Test 2 - Freezer Thermistor. Flash 2 or 3 if failed test
Test 3 - Food Thermistor. Flash 2 or 3 if failed test
Flash “2” Thermistor is open
Flash “3” Thermistor is sensor shorted
Test 4 - Damper - Flash "4" in food display indicates the damper test failed

bad or "frosty" Damper ?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

What about the compressor and condenser fan not coming on until power is disconnected and reconnected, would the damper problem have anything to do with this?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

It may be in a Defrost Cycle,
OR if the Freezer is at desired temperature, then the Compressor wouldn't run.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

I had this same problem and replaced the relay. I then ordered the damper but another guy put it in. I did go back on it again but only because the dispenser motor had frozen up.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:44 PM

If it were in defrost or the freezer temp was satified, the evaporator fan wouldn't be running would it? That is what I am finding the evaporator fan is running and the compressor and condenser fan are off and they are cool to touch.

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