Frigidaire not cooling well
I really appreciate your help. My Frigidaire refrigerator isn't cooling well. It is a 1999 model with a top freezer . I don't know if this problem is caused by the compressor age or another reason. I have it setup to the coolest temperature in the temperature control and I cleaned the back. The fan is also working. In fact it is cooling but weak. For example, it doesn't keep the ice cream and take 1 day and half to make ice. I couldn't find oil anywhere thinking in a gas escape. Please, I would like to get some clue about it . Don't know if the temperature control is bad, thermostat or if it is time to replace the refrigerator. I really want to keep it if it is possible since it is mint cosmetically. The coil isn't cover with ice either because I removed the cover and checked it.
Update : I removed the freezer bag panel where the coil is and found the coil frosted only partially. The complete coil have around 6 pipe sections and only the top pipe had excessive frost, the rest no frost but only wet.
Thanks for any help about it.
It sounds like you are low on freon.
Another symptom of this is that the unit runs continuously except when in a defrost cycle re: it is trying to reach the temperature set point but cannot due to low freon (poor cooling).
Here is a link, take a look at the example pictures part way down the page.
The only proviso on checking the coils is that you have to be sure that the unit has run a couple hours without a defrost cycle.
If it is low freon it will be an expensive repair as you need a pro. Also there is no guarantee that they will be able to locate and repair the leak.
Often it makes more sense to put those dollars towards a new unit.
PS: You said the fan was working but did not specify which fan so also check that the evaporator (freezer) fan is running.
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