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Frigidaire Refrigerator
« on: May 26, 2009, 08:50:02 PM »
We have a Frigidaire FSC23F7DSB7 refrigerator that stopped cooling. This afternoon the temperature starting climbing rapidly and stopped around 58 degrees F. A repairman came to look at it a little while ago and said the control board and the thermostat need to be replaced, for a total of $289. Is this an alright price? I don't mind paying it if it will fix it.

He had to go in through the freezer and take off the  back wall panel and the coils there were all frozen up and then he slid the control board out from under the fridge and that is how he determined this.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 06:32:33 AM »
It's probably a bad main power board, part # 241511101

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 12:17:50 PM »
Well he did test something with a meter around where the thermostat is so I guess that's fine. As far as replacing the board, I could do it, as I have done minor repairs with the water dispenser lever, but since the guy is coming to do the thermostat I guess I might as well just let him do it.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 04:09:37 PM »
Okay, new predicament. The guy came by with the new control board and thermostat. He plugged the new control board in and the lights were flashing on and off and the temp readout was showing E for freezer and F for the refrigerator.  He said that he was told this board would be compatible in that he wouldn't have to replace the UI (User Interface) as well. He said that replaces that UI also requires a Frigidaire tech to come and enter a special code as well. He said total repairs would be over $600, which is new refrigerator time as far as I am concerned. Is this all correct? What do I do from here?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 04:55:26 PM »
Sorry to make so many replies in a row, but I forgot to mention that on the board he replaced with, the part number was 241511111 and the board that was there already was 241511101


There was a paper that came with the 11 replacement board that said you had to replace the UI if you had the 01. So something just clicked in my head, why was he not using an 01 board?





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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 09:40:19 PM »
Sounds like your gettin scammed to me. $600.00 plus a different tech to enter a code.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 09:51:26 PM »
The strange thing is he didn't even want to go through with it. He automatically starting packing up and said he was sorry it didn't work out. Is there even such a thing as a Frigidaire tech having to enter a code?

So does the thermostat and control board sound like a good assessment? Could the problem be anything else other than those 2 things? I could replace the control board myself for sure, I would need to find out how to do the thermostat but I could do it I'm sure.

Right now after having been off for 24 hours and turned back on a little while ago, the fridge and freezer seem to be working. The freezer is at 0 and the fridge at 35. Either it will work normally now or those coils in the back of the freezer will freeze up again.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 09:57:37 PM »
I just saw on repairclinic.com
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(The manufacturer has replaced part number 241511101 with this item, part number 241511111.)

So that answers one question...So if 241511101 is not available, and 241511111 requires you to replace the entire UI, then shame on Frigidaire. If this is true I will never buy another one of their products.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2009, 12:42:40 AM »
Thanks, I may take you up on that offer, though for right now the fridge and freezer seems to be working. Worst case scenario, I figure the evaporator (sorry I'm still new at this, whatever the coils are in the back of the freezer) will freeze up again.

Now let me ask this, is the evaporator freezing up what caused the whole refrigerator to get warm, and if so, what would have cause it to freeze up. If not, what cause the symptom of a frozen evaporator? Sorry, I asked that kind of backwards. If I have researched correctly, the evap froze up because the defrost didn't cycle, so that leads me to what caused the defrost not to work. Whether that is a control board, thermostat, or something else, that's what I need to find out I guess.

Also, as far buying that part from you, I just noticed you are in Canada, whereas I am located in Georgia, so shipping might be expensive. I'll worry about that when the time comes I guess. But I assume that since this is a 01 there would be no problems with plugging it in. Do you happen to know why they made that revision at all? Was there a problem with the 01 board?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2009, 12:53:05 AM »
gimme a bit to find and post a manual for you
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