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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 09:37:35 AM »
I may be young but I know my refrigeration and I HATE doing residential refers. They are a pain in my ACE. :thanks:

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 09:37:51 AM »
yea domains photo is about what it looked like

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 09:38:40 AM »
Time to buy new.

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2013, 09:41:15 AM »
damn was hoping it wouldnt come to that.... time to go over my home warranty

what did you do in that situation domain?
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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 09:55:48 AM »
I wrote up a repair for $800 and said if approved, no guarantees. Sealed systems are very finicky. If its a blockage its unrepairable to me. If it is low and I can find the leak, should be no problem. :welcome:

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2013, 09:58:49 AM »
ok thanks...
just checked and my home warranty covers the fridge completely, just not food that goes bad in case it stops completely. i just have to pay $100 to have someone come check it out

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2013, 03:30:21 PM »
If there a leak on the low side and compressor been sucking in air/moisture even more finicky.Take any money they give you and a buy new refrigerator.My opinion.

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2013, 03:49:42 PM »
Well the repair guy is coming tomorrow so i guess we will see what they say. Not sure how it works if they fix it or give me more towards a new one

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2013, 04:56:28 PM »
 :popcorn:

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2013, 02:19:07 PM »
That is a shame! Domain is correct that these units are tougher to straighten out than R-12 units. R-134a is prone to more problems than R-12 was. Not impossible, but tougher. If your home policy gives you a decent amount toward a new one, I'd take it and run.

Also, bear in mind that sealed system warranty is probably 5 years. You sure it's 5 1/2 y.o.? May even be close enough for a warranty special concession if you called Frigidaire hotline. 1-800-944-9044. Weigh your options.

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2013, 02:22:07 PM »
Frigidaire has come to a STRICT 1 year parts labor ONLY including sealed systems. IDK if this one was made before that change. O0

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2013, 02:32:38 PM »
Repair guy came yesterday, tested everything from the compressor to the valve to the evap and evap thermo and temp controls all working. Going to come back and check the R-134 level, thinks the level is low and going to recharge. We will have to go from there. If it works fine after that, problem solved.

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2013, 02:34:06 PM »
If all he does is RECHARGE, thats a band aid to me :embarassed: :embarassed:

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2013, 02:36:07 PM »
I agree, and the fact that he has to come back to do it does not sound very professional either.

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Re: frigidaire side by side not cooling properly/not making ice
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2013, 02:37:19 PM »
If it needs to be charged it has a leak that needs to be repaired.

 

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