Author Topic: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting  (Read 2961 times)

Offline richin501

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012, 12:07:32 PM »
here's what the current frost build up looks like, is this normal?
should i be more patient?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2012, 06:26:53 PM »
pulled out the plug to heater, thermo and fan
unhooked fan and heater
back-probed the plug for the wires to thermostat - read 9.9 when warm and 11.3 when in ice water
this sounds like a bad thermostat, right?

when i pulled out the fan for general cleaning a white plastic tube fell out with it - image attached - what is it and do i need to worry about pulling more covers off to put it back in place?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2012, 09:35:35 PM »
... thermostat - read 9.9 when warm and 11.3 when in ice water
OHMs ?
k OHMs ?
M OHMs ?
would also need to see the frost pattern with the cover removed
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Offline richin501

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2012, 10:20:53 PM »
rather sure it was just Ohms

Manually defrosted earlier tonight - so pic of current situation not helpful
About 1/3 frosted - from right to left, top to bottom, in the standard way I've seen it over the past 3 weeks
« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 10:24:55 PM by richin501 »

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2012, 07:22:53 AM »
I mis-spoke, mis-typed). The frosted over part starts in the lower right corner near where air comes in from the fridge

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2012, 10:03:46 PM »
Leave the door shut for about 24 hrs then give ref temp and freezer temp and pic of evap with cover off.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 01:25:37 PM »
pic of coil and control panel settings
fridge temp - 36F
Freezer temp - 5F

this is about 42 hours after a complete manual defrost

resistance of thermostat
straight out of freezer - infinity - i did triple check it
in 60F water - 0.6 M ohm
in 26F water - 1.5 M ohm
« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 01:34:10 PM by richin501 »

Offline Bailey

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2012, 06:11:17 PM »
I don't think the coil is being defrosted. That first picture you posted of the coil viewed through the slots in the back cover is completely blocked with frost. No air could get through there. The second picture after 42 hours is starting to get heavy frost build up also. Give it another 48 hours and it will look like the first one.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23H7CW0 not defrosting
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2012, 06:17:23 PM »
Replaced thermostat.

48 hours later still going very well. Just a dusting of frost.

Thanks for all your help.

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