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Offline grant

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refrigerator runs all the time
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:00:54 AM »
It seems to be cooling fine, but it runs all the time.
It's a side by side mod# frs20qrc frigidaire.
Is there something simple I can check myself or should I call someone to come look at it?

Offline AJ

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Re: refrigerator runs all the time
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 01:01:39 PM »
Remove the toe plate in front of the refrigerator, below the doors.
Check the coils under there to see if they need to be vacuumed out.
Also check the condenser fan in back near the compressor to see if it's running.

You may be able to see if the condenser fan motor running by looking through the condenser coils at the front of the refrigerator, but if it's dirty it would be a good idea to pull the refrigerator out and remove the back so you can vacuum it out back there too.

Your model uses condenser fan motor part # 215501901

Let us know what you find or if you have any more questions.
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Re: refrigerator runs all the time
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 11:56:20 AM »
Fan motor was not running. After I vacuumed the coils out and cleaned the fan blade the fan motor started working again.
I have heard the refrigerator cycle on and off a few times now. Thanks for the help.

Offline Bailey

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Re: refrigerator runs all the time
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 06:10:30 PM »
I would go ahead and replace the fan motor. Better to do it now than over a holiday when you can't get the part. In my experience
it will quit again.

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Re: refrigerator runs all the time
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 06:35:16 PM »
 
I would go ahead and replace the fan motor. Better to do it now than over a holiday when you can't get the part. In my experience
it will quit again.
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