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Offline Tinkerbelle7

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Who likes a challenge
« on: June 27, 2012, 05:45:45 PM »
I have a Fridgidaire side by side FRS6R4EB7 that is not getting cold.Here is what i have, Both fans are working,the compressor is working and sounds good,but the evaporator coil behind the freezer back wall only gets cold for the first 3 inches at the top with white ice crystals forming on those 3 inches and the rest of the coil staying at room temp.After a couple of hours I turn the machine off,let the crystals melt,try again
,but the same thing happens.I welcome any ideas,thanks

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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 05:58:05 PM »
What is your low- side pressure?
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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 06:56:22 PM »
Probably internal leak or capillary tube is blocked.
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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 08:26:34 PM »
Might be in need of a boost in freon. Where was it manufactured?
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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 08:28:37 PM »
Whats your amp draw on the compressor.

Offline Tinkerbelle7

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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 09:08:22 PM »
I'm sorry i don't have any way of testing the pressure.If it was a blocked capillary tube,is this something i can fix myself?The fridge was manufactured in Mexico.

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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 09:14:29 PM »
niobrara,all i have at home is a multimeter,is there a way to test with just this.

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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 09:25:05 PM »
No, but truthfully it sounds like you have a system leak.

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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 10:57:15 AM »
Thankyou everyone for the advice.

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Re: Who likes a challenge
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 12:35:21 PM »
Sealed system leak or capillary tube block, either way it's not what I would call a easy DIY repair.
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