Author Topic: my side by side keeps defrosting  (Read 2102 times)

Offline peaches

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1
my side by side keeps defrosting
« on: January 12, 2009, 08:07:23 PM »
I have a Frigidaire side by side model GSI-26. It keeps defrosting my ice and let me add it is a frost free refrigerator. I  unplug it. for an hour or so .Plug it back up it starts freezing again for about week or Two. And it dose it again I'm sick of mopping the floor when it doesn't need it.I have a bad back. what can be the problem? I've called Frigerdaire they said its not fully under warranty, What does that mean I've only had it for 4years.

Mmodel FRS6R4EW0

Offline RegUS_PatOff

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2007
  • Posts: 1410
  • Country: us
Re: my side by side keeps defrosting
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 02:58:08 AM »
It normally defrosts maybe once/day, but the Defrost Water is supposed to drain to a pan under the Fridge (to evaporate).

The Drain Line may have a leak, or the pan may be cracked...
After leaving this Earth, "Do you want the smoking or non-smoking section?"

Offline Icehouse

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 566
    • hvacbob
Re: my side by side keeps defrosting
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 09:33:09 PM »
I have a Frigidaire side by side model GSI-26. It keeps defrosting my ice and let me add it is a frost free refrigerator. I  unplug it. for an hour or so .Plug it back up it starts freezing again for about week or Two. And it dose it again I'm sick of mopping the floor when it doesn't need it.I have a bad back. what can be the problem? I've called Frigerdaire they said its not fully under warranty, What does that mean I've only had it for 4years.
Sounds like a defrost timer. Only sealed sytem parts cover years 2-5.  :)
NATE, NCCER, PHCC,HVAC Certified Instructor
Member RSES, US Army Refrigeration Specialist(Retired), Former Refrigeration Teacher NYC Board of Ed.
a tragedy has happen to me : http://web.me.com/zenzoidman/Bobice/

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: my side by side keeps defrosting
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 06:08:37 AM »
There's no timer on this one, just an adaptive defrost control board in the FF section. If the defrost heater and terminator are tested for continuity, the control board is bad. This can be tested easily from the harness connector on the ADC board.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2009, 06:11:29 AM by Repair-man »
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline Icehouse

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 566
    • hvacbob
Re: my side by side keeps defrosting
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 10:00:47 AM »
There's no timer on this one, just an adaptive defrost control board in the FF section. If the defrost heater and terminator are tested for continuity, the control board is bad. This can be tested easily from the harness connector on the ADC board.
Ole age on my part.  :2funny: still call ADC timer.  :embarassed:
NATE, NCCER, PHCC,HVAC Certified Instructor
Member RSES, US Army Refrigeration Specialist(Retired), Former Refrigeration Teacher NYC Board of Ed.
a tragedy has happen to me : http://web.me.com/zenzoidman/Bobice/

 

GE Side by side defrosting problem

Started by tcape

Replies: 0
Views: 1053
Last post June 02, 2009, 09:58:13 AM
by tcape
G.E. electronic side x side still not defrosting after board, heater & bi-metal

Started by davidbriggs

Replies: 3
Views: 1258
Last post June 09, 2009, 07:23:57 AM
by Mr. Fix-It
GE side by side Irrattic defrosting.

Started by Rick32k

Replies: 8
Views: 733
Last post March 23, 2013, 09:23:56 AM
by JWWebster
Whirlpool ed5fhaxss00 side by side no ice

Started by sandy

Replies: 4
Views: 4091
Last post July 20, 2007, 07:07:46 PM
by AJ
Side by Side Refrigerator - Model: frs6r5embf

Started by Savage702

Replies: 1
Views: 731
Last post June 06, 2012, 04:08:13 PM
by AJ
LG Side by Side Refrigerator Service Repair Manual

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 3783
Last post May 02, 2008, 12:41:41 PM
by AJ