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Offline pleasehelp

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Refrigerator cooling very poorly
« on: March 13, 2009, 01:51:57 PM »
Hello,
My question is very similar to Morbus from a few months back. This refrigerator
has the freezer on top and the freezer is working very well. About a month ago
the refrigerator was also working very well and was freezing my food, so i turned the
dial down to number 5. Instead of just turning down the temp a little it turned
down a lot. And ever since I have not been able to get the temp back up. Is there
anything I can do to fix it? I don't think I would be as lucky as Morbus' wife to hit
just the right spot and fix it! Thanks,
Pleasehelp..

Model FRT18IL6DS4

Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Refrigerator cooling very poorly
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 05:49:10 AM »
Hi,

I would replace the temperature control, part # 5304421256

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Re: Refrigerator cooling very poorly
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 04:26:15 PM »
so i turned the dial down to number 5. Instead of just turning down the temp a little it turned down a lot. And ever since I have not been able to get the temp back up...
Is the Freezer still working OK ? What temperature ?

Is this Fridge in the Garage or an unheated space ?
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Re: Refrigerator cooling very poorly
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 06:45:13 PM »
The freezer is working very well. Making ice and everything.
I noticed frost on the back of the freezer.
It is just in my kitchen, not in the garage.

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Re: Refrigerator cooling very poorly
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 07:04:12 AM »
You are describing a classic defrost system failure.
One of the 3 compnents of the defrost are not functioning.



Defrost timer, part # 215846602



Defrost heater, part # 5303918208



Defrost thermostat, part # 5303918202



You can use the Frigidaire refrigerator manuals in this forum to see how these  components are checked, and you will need to have a multi meter to proceed.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 07:05:44 AM by Repair-man »
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