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Starting 2 days ago, ice melted in freezer. Frig now at at 59 degrees near top; freezer at 49 degrees

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:54 PM
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Default Frigidaire Frig/Freezer suddenly lost cold temp
Model Number: FRS26R4CW3   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Starting 2 days ago, ice melted in freezer. Frig now at at 59 degrees near top; freezer at 49 degrees on top shelf. Compressor warm to the touch. Fan by compressor working blowing cool air. No dust on coils (I clean them 2-3 times a yr.). Removed starter on side of compressor. No noise or rattle.

Edited this message a few hours later after finding that there were a few ice cubes left on the bottom of the freezer, which measures near 0 degrees. I have not removed the panel in the freezer to see if the fan is running.

Thanks for any and all help!


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I have not removed the panel in the freezer to see if the fan is running.

You are on the right track as the above is your next step.
Also check the evaporator coils. If they are heavily iced/frosted over it may be a defrost problem.
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I have not removed the panel in the freezer to see if the fan is running.
You are on the right track as the above is your next step.
Also check the evaporator coils. If they are heavily iced/frosted over it may be a defrost problem.
Thanks for the reply. Tonight I removed the panel. The coils have some frost, mostly on the top half, which I used a hair dryer to clear, just in case it was clogging a drain or vent. I can't find the advancing screw to begin testing the defrost system. Can you guide me? I've watched several videos trying to locate this on my frig, but can't locate it. I can identify the coils, heating element, thermostat and fan assembly above those.
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Here is the tech sheet for this unit.
http://manuals.frigidaire.com/prodin.../240389616.pdf

You do not have a defrost timer. The unit uses an Adaptive Defrost Control board, item 23 in the Controls Parts section in the parts.

The tech sheet has the procedure for forcing a defrost cycle.

I am assuming that the compressor runs all the time other then when it may go into a defrost cycle.

It does not sound like you have a defrost problem.
For it to be a defrost problem the coils have to be frosted/iced over to the point where the evaporator fan cannot pull air through the coils.

Unfortunately it sounds like a sealed system problem. Repairing this type of problem will be expensive as you need a pro. Often it makes more sense to put the dollars towards a new unit.

Since the solution may involve junking a unit you want to be sure that it is a sealed system problem.

Make sure that the compressor is running.
Check that the evaporator/freezer fan runs.
Let the ice melt off the coils and then plug it in and let it run for a couple hour.
If there is just frost on the coils in one area (usually where the freon enters the coils) then it is a sealed system problem.

Be sure that the compressor runs continuously for a couple hours, if you check it shortly after a defrost cycle you will come to the wrong conclusion.

Here is a link, take a look at the three example picture links part way down the page.
http://www.applianceaid.com/refriger...old-enough.php
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:54 AM
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Talking Thanks again for advice.

"Check that the evaporator/freezer fan runs."
It hasn't been on in over 24 hrs. that I can tell.
My husband got out the ohm meter for me to test the fan connections.
Thanks again. Knew there was a good reason I couldn't find that advance screw!

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Here is the tech sheet for this unit.
http://manuals.frigidaire.com/prodin.../240389616.pdf

You do not have a defrost timer. The unit uses an Adaptive Defrost Control board, item 23 in the Controls Parts section in the parts.

The tech sheet has the procedure for forcing a defrost cycle.

I am assuming that the compressor runs all the time other then when it may go into a defrost cycle.

It does not sound like you have a defrost problem.
For it to be a defrost problem the coils have to be frosted/iced over to the point where the evaporator fan cannot pull air through the coils.

Unfortunately it sounds like a sealed system problem. Repairing this type of problem will be expensive as you need a pro. Often it makes more sense to put the dollars towards a new unit.

Since the solution may involve junking a unit you want to be sure that it is a sealed system problem.

Make sure that the compressor is running.
Check that the evaporator/freezer fan runs.
Let the ice melt off the coils and then plug it in and let it run for a couple hour.
If there is just frost on the coils in one area (usually where the freon enters the coils) then it is a sealed system problem.

Be sure that the compressor runs continuously for a couple hours, if you check it shortly after a defrost cycle you will come to the wrong conclusion.

Here is a link, take a look at the three example picture links part way down the page.
http://www.applianceaid.com/refriger...old-enough.php
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