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Offline Rolf

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Frigidaire sxs fridge temp ok--freezer side fluctuates
« on: August 24, 2013, 03:47:44 PM »
I am a newby to this forum, so any help would be greatly appreciated. My frigidaire model phsc39ehss2 freezer side temp ranges from 0 to about 10 degrees. The fridge side stays at 37.I heard the evaporator fan turn on and off several times in about 30 seconds and then stayed on. The compressor was on and the condensor fan was also. When I check the temp. the freezer had gone up to 10 degrees in a few minutes, but the fridge side stayed at 37. I took the back panel off inside the freezer and the evaporator coils were not iced. Most of the time the temp. is at 0 but will intermittently rise and fall. Could this be caused by  problem with the defrost cycle ? Thanks for any help

Offline Bailey

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Re: Frigidaire sxs fridge temp ok--freezer side fluctuates
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 08:48:34 PM »
What kind of thermometer are you using to make these checks? Is it a digital one inside the box or outside with a remote lead? Or just the dial kind?


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Re: Frigidaire sxs fridge temp ok--freezer side fluctuates
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 10:11:41 PM »
I am just using the digital read-outs inside the box of the refrigerator. I am going to get a thermometer tomorrow. Which thermometer is the preferred type to use? We do know the temperature in the freezer did go high enough that a lot of the food inside had begun to thaw.

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Re: Frigidaire sxs fridge temp ok--freezer side fluctuates
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 10:20:14 AM »
If it is getting too warm during defrost then you should see the fluctuations about 8-10 hours apart.It's nice to have a digital thermometer that can sit on top of the box and have a remote lead.That way you can monitor the temps without opening the doors.

 

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