I checked out a Frigidaire stand-alone refrig/freezer recently and found it had a defrost problem. There was a solid ice formation around the perimeter of the evaporator coils.
This is a model that has a toggle switch inside to change between refrigerator or freezer mode--essentially making the unit one large freezer or one large refrigerator. I ran into a snag while working on it: removing the evaporator cover, I accidentally pulled a couple wires off of the refrig/freezer toggle switch. I consulted the schematic on the back of the unit to make sure I plugged the wires back in correctly, and I'm pretty sure I have them reconnected properly (I will be double-checking that tomorrow).
After putting it back together, I recommended they defrost the refrig for 48 hours (it was heavily iced up) to ensure all the ice is gone, and they did. Now that it's been defrosted, the complaint is that it isn't cooling at all. The intention was/is to go back and diagnose it with the ice out of the way of the wiring to heater and to get access to defrost thermostat.
Any ideas what to check, or perhaps more importantly: is there a service manual available for this model? Again, model number is FKCH17F7HWD.
Edit: I made a proper service manual request here, if anybody can link me to one: http://appliantology...manual-request/
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