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If you remove the back wall inside the freezer and find that the evaporator coils have ice builtup on them, this usually indicates a defrost problem (defrost heater and thermostat or defrost timer (or adaptive defrost control on newer models)).

If the evap. coils are more or less clean, then it's probably the air diffuser (also called damper control). The diffuser is located between the freezer and the refrigerator sections.


My fridge is warm but my freezer is fine. I have been reading this but trying to grasp it all (I know nothing about this kind of stuff) Do I empty out the freezer and pull out a wall or pull out the whole fridge/freezer and pull off a wall there to check the coils?

I have a Frigidaire model FRS26WRC

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The first thing I would do is remove all food from the freezer and check for the snow on the back panel.
If there is a snow, then the problem is with the defrost system.

If there is no snow, then check if the fan in the freezer is running.

Please, post your findings.

- Here are the break down diagrams for the Frigidaire refrigerator Model FRS26WRCD0

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There is definately a "Snow" build up on the back panel. So is it worth having a repair person out to fix (I have no idea what the costs would be?) or should we just get a new fridge? I don't want to spend $400+ fixing an old fridge when that's almost 1/2 the price of a new one.
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Looks like the problem is a faulty defrost system.

It consists of three parts: defrost timer (#23 on the controls break down diagram), defrost heater (#14 on the system break down diagram) and the defrost thermostat (#21 on the system break down diagram).

Locate the pin in the center of the defrost timer (through the hole in the cover) and, using a flat screwdriver, slowly turn it clockwise until it clicks.
Wait about 10 minutes and check if the defrost heater got hot (the coils behind the back panel in the freezer should be covered with snow).

If the defrost heater got hot, then replace the defrost timer.

If not, then unplug the fridge and check the defrost heater for continuity.

If the defrost heater is open, replace it.

If the defrost heater is closed, then replace the defrost thermostat.


- The part number for the defrost timer AP2111929

- The part number for the defrost heater AP2593107

- The part number for the defrost thermostat AP2150024

The cost of repair in the worst case (if the problem is a bad defrost heater) is going to be a little bit over a $100.

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I see alot of people with a similar problem, but not sure if it is the same. My freezer did get warm and started defrosting items, and we notice the frig was getting warm. We removed items from the freezer and now it seems to be working some what. The frig is at 57 degrees and last night the freezer was at 21 but the stuff on the door is slightly defrosted. I don't hear the frig kick in when the door is open too long. A friend thought it may be the compressor. Any thoughts
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In order to give the most accurate advise I need the complete model number of the fridge.

Post it as a new thread, please.

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The freezer is working, but the refrigerator is not cooling. We cleaned the coils, but the fan continues to run. The temperature in the refrigerator was at 55 degrees. We then shut off the fan, and it has cooled down to 45.

It seems to be the fan? Please direct us to the problem
First pop off the cover on the front of the ice maker. Look at the plastic gear. If it's plastic. In the middle are two tabs. The gear may be nearly brocken. May need to replace that module. Also the water inlet valve may not be working. The fill tube to the ice maker may have frozen water in it.

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I have an 8 yr old GE s by s and I have repalced the heater/defrost element a 2nd time. Freezer makes ice but the refere sits on 50-60 degs 'sup with that?
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SUSHIDAN,

What is the complete model number of the refrigerator? Is there any frost on the back panel in the freezer?

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I have almost 2 yr old Sears 25' Elite double door bottom freezer Model # 596.76532500. Shortly after it went out of warranty the frig & freezer would periodically warm up for no reason. Contacted Sears -but they would not stand behind only wanted money. Ck'd & cleaned bottom coils -no response. Ck'd for frost - found some minor frosting - cleaned disconnected frig and reconnected severla times - Frig started to cool down. Previous failures included both frig & freezer would warm up - this time only upper frig area... This happens almost every few months - no apparent reason. My previous frig was a 20yr old Whirlpool -that never had probelm..... Any ideas.
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