Author Topic: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues  (Read 412 times)

Offline Wardco

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Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« on: December 03, 2013, 03:55:35 PM »
HI.. this is my first post here :)

I have been repairing appliances for many years.. but got out of it for a while... now im kinda dabbling in it again.. lol

I have a frigidare top mount french door FPHB2899LF3.

i have a few questions (if any one has worked on these before)

is there a way to calibrate the temp dispaly ?

the compressor is running all the time... i dont know if this is a thermostat issue.. or a gate issue.

THE BACKGROUND.....

the ice and water are not hooked up

freezer is good... fridge could be colder

the display is reading - 16 freezer... -1 fridge

i chipped the freezer...it is showing a nice -16 C with a healthy defrost pattern. however the compressor seems to be running all the time
the fridge was chipped... it is reading a mean temp of +2 c.... however there is odd readings of a sharp drop for approx half an hour every once in a while... but them Back up to +2...

im guessing that the compressor is running all the time to try and get the fridge down to -1... but the gate is not allowing the cold air to enter the fridge.

i tested the gate to see if it was operating .. and yes... it opens and closes with command adjustments from the panel.

i would like to lower the temp in the fridge to stop the compressor from running all the time.
i dont really want to rip this thing apart... as it is really a pretty fridge.... however i will if need be.

my questions are...

1. where is the thermostat probe ?.. is it in the fridge ... or freezer?
2. can i calibrate the temp for the fridge ?
3. does the ice and water NEED to be hooked up before the fridge will work properly ? (IE.. ice in the ice bucket)

thank you for looking in...

Cheers..
Wardco

Offline dab147315

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Re: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 05:22:41 PM »
+ 2 c = 35.6 F thats a good temperature in refrigerator section.Did you make sure both fans are working meaning condenser fan and evaporator?If +2 = 35.6F thats a good temp.

Offline dab147315

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Re: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 05:25:40 PM »
Also ice maker does not did to be hook up.

Offline Wardco

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Re: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 05:32:19 PM »
yes,, both fans are working...

the temp is very good... but unfrotunately.. the compressor is runniing all the time

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Re: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 05:47:02 PM »
If the condensor coils are covered in lint and dust it will have to run longer to maintain the proper temp. Check them and clean if needed.
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Re: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 05:47:21 PM »
-16C =3.5F thats seems that should be under at least 0 F or colder.You say you have a good frost pattern on evaporator but maybe in the beginning of a seal system problem.

Offline Wardco

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Re: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 06:43:38 PM »
-16C =3.5F thats seems that should be under at least 0 F or colder.You say you have a good frost pattern on evaporator but maybe in the beginning of a seal system problem.

i have not checked the evaporator frost pattern yet as i dont really want to rip this thimg apart yet...  but because that is such a simple thing to do.. i just might have to pull it apart and have a look, as the compressor is on constantly.... and this being a frigidare.. leaks are rampant

Offline dab147315

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Re: Frigidare french door pro series temprature issues
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 08:37:50 PM »
you can also post a picture of the evaporator on this site.

 

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