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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2009, 02:51:01 AM »
I'm assuming the evaporator shouldn't look like this?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2009, 02:52:07 AM »
i'll check your reply tomorrow eve

btw, its not every night i'm on these wee hours, i napped all afternoon/eve with my sick boy so wasn't tired, prolly pay for this in the mornin

after tests, place freezer back in its place but dont screw it back in cause i'll be askin you to do things back there

tomorrow make sure you purcase a few wire connectors if you dont have any, marettes or preferably crimp on wire connectors if you have the crimper

cause i will be asking you to cut and splice 2 wires for the next test if forced defrost provides no heat to the element

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2009, 02:52:39 AM »
nope, thats a defrost problem
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2009, 02:54:53 AM »
give one more pic closer to the top, where the wires are going to the disk on the top evaporator tubing
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2009, 02:55:27 AM »
i'll stay up a few more minutes if your still up
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2009, 03:01:09 AM »
Hopefully these will do.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2009, 03:03:30 AM »
Manual Defrost
Activation - Press and hold Freezer Temperature UP (WARMER) Key while
pressing the fresh food temperature DOWN (COLDER) key 5 times within 6
seconds.

try this and check the heater to see if it gets hot

 if not you will have to cut or jump out the defrost therm(disk with light blue and dark blue wires

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2009, 03:08:12 AM »
tag, your it
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2009, 03:10:34 AM »
Yep, that's the sequence I saw a few days ago, but lost the website. I'll test that first thing tomorrow.

I'm usually up very late. It is just after 4 am right now, but since college classes ended last week, I just wake up late in the day since I'm pretty much a night owl anyway.  ;D

Splicing wires is a little scary, since I have very limited electrial components knowledge (I can put up a ceiling fan or light), but I am willing to try it if it saves us from having to pay a repairman.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2009, 03:16:12 AM »
So it seems at this point, the problem can be one (or more) of three different things. Either a thermostat, heater element, or control board?

hmm, prices ranging from $12.50 for thermostat, $49.40 for heater element, or $129+ for control board. I'm rooting for the thermostat...lol

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2009, 03:24:18 AM »
i am giving the (no insult intended) instructions for dummies

i will not instruct anything i think may bring you harm... hence the buy a few marettes comment, so go to any hardware stores and buy a few orange marettes tomorrow and we will try again

been here a few years and not to float my own boat but... there arn't many that are better at the friggy appliances than me, i have come to learn how to walk ppl as far as they can go without even using a meter, and you still have one more step before i say you need to use a meter or a different tech to give a second opinion

there is a pretty easy step to bypass that defrost therm that i can make safe, after that you need a meter to test the heater before i can say for sure you need to replace the board

 can tell from the picture the defrost therm has NOT been changed, so your last tech did not change that part, and this is the part i suspect to be your problem

i'd love to talk you into buying a cheap multi meter to test that defrost therm, this would save the cut/splice test and i can talk you through the test

this cheap meter can be used for many things in the future too

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2009, 03:26:57 AM »
but its bedtime for bonzo up here in canada too, i hqave a long country drive tomorrow and have a bad habit of sleeping on highway drives  :(
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2009, 03:29:51 AM »
hmm, if I were to buy any cheap meters, do you know any good ones at Lowe's? I work there and get 10% off everything (including refrigerators, hehe *glares at broken fridge*), so I might be persuaded.

Have a good night...or morning and safe drive.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2009, 03:33:34 AM »
oh, and yeah the tech never changed the thermostat. He first changed the board, then saw it didn't work and switched it back and then packed up and left so you deserve the service charge money more than he did at this point.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2009, 01:08:17 PM »
Okay, just ran the defrost. Compressor and both fans turn off. When I first ran it, it did absolutely nothing. It displayed the d and f on the display, but the heater never heated up at any time during its cycle. I tried a second time and it worked perfectly. The heater turned a bright red (hopefully it was supposed to) and melted off almost all the ice. I decided I should try again as a control test. Doesn't heat up. But I don't know if this is due to it already being warm in the freezer or not.

 

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