FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR NOT COOLING

by DD
(Chino Hills ,Ca)

FRIGIDAIRE SIDE BY SIDE NOT COOLING. FRIDGE NOR FREEZER.CONDENSER STARTED BUZZING/HUMMING AND RUNNING CONTINUOUSLY,COOLING CEASED ALL ON THE SAME DAY.Turned off and unplugged for a few hours,cleaned condenser as well-though not much to clean.

Condenser is still running but not cooling.

Ice cubes were hollow a few months ago,then mostly solid-all was well (we thought).............

Would love to repair-if possible (save from landfill). Not sure if worth it (: THANK-YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!

Namaste,
MELTING IN California

Model # FR26H5ASBA/ serial # LA40321601 mfg: Jan 2004
Six Years Young (too young for this to happen)





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Hi DD,

This sounds like the start relay on the compressor is bad. When this happens the compressor will try to start (buzz) then over heat and cut off. The start relay is on the side of the compressor. Disconnect the refrigerator and take the relay off and shake it and if it rattles then it is bad. If not then it is more than likely ok but it still could be bad.

If that isn’t the problem you will have figure out what isn’t working such as is the compressor running, is the fan next to the compressor running, is the fan inside the freezer running?

This page has a list of things to check and it has pictures of the start relay I am referring to. Refrigerator not running



Thank you,
Shawn/administrator

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Nov 09, 2012
Frigidaire compressor not running
by: James C.

The fridge quit cooling on both sides so i started looking at everything. Well a mouse was hung in the fan next to the compressor. I removed then reset the fridge but the compressor will not come on at all, no noise,heat,or vibration. Both fans are running and is not in defrost mode. Its about 1 and 1/2 years old and it has the digital display board. Friigidaire thinks it may be the thermoster but wouldnt advise me of how to test it. I have a Fieldpiece volt meter if you may know how to instruct me to do so. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Nov 10, 2012
Re
by: Shawn/admin

If both fans are running I couldn’t see it being the thermistor. I am not 100% familiar with this Frigidiare model (with thermistors) but if both fans are running the compressor should be running which means the thermistor has done its job.

If a mouse was in the fan it could have chewed a wire in half. Next I would check the overload. Overloads don’t fail very often but since the fan wasn’t running the overload would have been kicking on and off therefore it could have failed to kick back at some point. The overload is a white switch connected to the compressor however depending on the model it could be built onto the start relay, which would make it hard to check.

Then I would check the compressor again since the fan wasn’t running the compressor was overheating, which could have caused one of compressor windings to open. This can be checked with an ohmmeter by disconnecting the refrigerator then removing both the start relay and the overload off the compressor can test for continuity across the three connectors on the compressor. If one is open the compressor is bad.

If you still haven’t found the problem then I would look at the board and/or the thermistors. If you need more help I will need the model number.

Jan 03, 2013
FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR NOT COOLING
by: Bob Phetbouapha in NC

Condenser is still running but not cooling.
Ice maker is working but refrigerator side is not have fan blow out at all. Please help me out.

Thanks.

Name: frigidaire
Model: FRS24WSGW5
s/n: LA92808604
BUILD: 07/1999

Jan 03, 2013
RE
by: Shawn/admin

Hi Bob,

Check to see if the fan in the freezer is running. (It most likely is if the icemaker is work fine). But if not, you may have to replace the fan.

You have a damper that cuts off airflow to the fresh food section that will have to be open to get airflow into the fresh food section. An internal thermostat controls this damper. If the damper will not open you will have to replace it.

If the damper and the fan are working you need to check for a blockage in airflow. This can be in the return air duct at the bottom of the freezer, the top (at the damper) or anywhere in between.

Thank you,
Shawn/admin

Feb 22, 2014
Problems NEW
by: Corlette

Refrigerator not making ice, not cooling & not freezing

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