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Offline brad

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refrigerator running all the time
« on: September 26, 2007, 02:07:45 PM »
Have a Frigidaire refrigerator model no. FRT22INLHW0 serial no LA93022352.It seems to be running all the time.I know some refrigerators do run a lot,but how often should this one shut off,when temperature  is reached,or only when it goes into a defrost cycle?Also would like a service manual is you have one to download.Thanks

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Re: refrigerator running all the time
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 02:28:46 PM »
Need to get a temperature reading on both sides to see if you are having cooling problems like a sealed system leak, compressor going down, or if you might have a defrost problem, frost clogging the evaperator coil in the freezer blocking the air flow to the food side...

Offline brad

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Re: refrigerator running all the time
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 03:02:48 PM »
The temperature in the refrigerator part is about 38 - 44 degrees and in the freezer about 5 degrees,this is with the termostat set on the lowest setting.If I set it  in the middle the freezer gets about 10 degrees below zero and the refrigerator part freezes water.It must be going into a defrost cycle because there is no ice build up.

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Re: refrigerator running all the time
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 05:34:40 AM »
I have tried to adjust the air flow around the refrigerator but got little or no results.This thing just keeps running.It does go into defrost,I guess,because nothing is frozen and it cools very good both in the freezer and the refrigerator.Maybe I should leave well enough alone?

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Re: refrigerator running all the time
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 06:39:11 AM »
If everything gets to cold when you set the cold control in the middle then I would replace the cold control.

« Last Edit: October 07, 2007, 06:41:07 AM by apptech »

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Re: refrigerator running all the time
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 11:44:32 PM »
I'd pull off the back cover of the inside freezer compartment after it's been running at least an hour and have a look at the pattern of frost covering the evaporator. If the entire coil is not evenly covered it is most likely a sign of sealed system failure.
"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

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