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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2009, 04:36:05 PM »
hmm, it already iced up again, but I think it may be because I left the rear freezer panel off? Anyway, I defrosted it again, and reattached the panel. For some reason now though the temp indicator said it was 75F when it was obviously about 45F, and now it says it is 0F when it is obviously warmer. I guess it just need to recalibrate itself? I will be back on here again in about 5-6 hours after work.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2009, 09:37:16 PM »
OK what is the status?
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2009, 10:10:54 PM »
The correct temperatures are displaying now, according to a little special fridge/freezer thermometer we have.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2009, 06:13:23 PM »
Can anyone tell me how long from a full defrost that the fridge should be able to keep cold? We are under strain here since we are not able to keep a lot of food in the house since we don't really know how long it will keep cold.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2009, 06:42:24 PM »
It will defrost approximately twice in 24 hours. Each defrost cycle will last 30 minutes or less.
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2009, 06:55:25 PM »
I mean how long until the evaporator will freeze up to the point that it stops cooling? The defrost at this point does not work.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2009, 09:32:16 PM »
it takes a few days before you lose cooling to the point food will spoil

your fridge has no set defrost times, it uses an adaptive defrost system that runs the defrost cycle based on compressor run times and door openings

you said forced defrost came on for you one time, is it not entering defrost when forced now?

btw, you have to replace the freezer back or the fridge will run constant cause air is not circulating properly, even if you just put one screw in to hold it in place, thats good enough

and one of your earlier questions... forced defrost will not work 2 times in a row, the defrost thermostat opens and turns off the heater at around 47 degrees, it must cool again before the heater can come on again

did the last technician have the control panel in the fresh food section apart at any time?  if so we need to check 2 wires in there that can mess up defrost if reversed

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2009, 11:17:50 PM »
The first time I tried it, it did not work for whatever reason, but after that cycle ended and I tried again, it worked. Later that night (about 6 hours later) when the evap was frozen again, I ran it again and it worked fine, so maybe I had the door open too long getting that panel off or whatever so maybe it was just on the edge of that cutoff temp where it won't run. but the heater works for sure (glowed bright red and melted the ice quickly).

The tech never accessed a back panel in the fresh food area, only the freezer, and never touched the wires other than with his meter.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2009, 02:03:49 AM »
Also, if getting a meter is necessary, which of these do you think would be good? I would like to go as cheap as possible but still produce good results. lol

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2009, 08:33:21 PM »
Any particular reason why the analog tester is bad? I actually went ahead and bought it today after my shift (since it was the cheapest) and was going to return it the next time I went to work if it wasn't recommended. Is it not accurate enough for what I need it for?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2009, 08:39:32 PM »
I just find it's easier to read a digital meter. Also a digital with auto ranging is easier to operate as you don't have to think about what scale to put the meter on.

A analog will work just find. I used one one daily many years ago, but why on earth anyone would by one now day's is beyond me. :)

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2009, 08:58:56 PM »
hmm, I don't know now. I would really just be using this for this one job and anything that might pop up in the future, I don't see the point in spending any more on this if it will get the job done. I do agree though if I was using it daily or on a job digital and auto ranging would be a lot easier (just did a little reading up on it).

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2009, 09:21:19 PM »
analog will suit your needs fine, just be carefull and check and double check you have it set for the correct reading  i.e voltage and continuity

hooking an analog meter up to voltage when it is set to read contiuity will blow the fuse in the meter

what is the status of the unit tonight?
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2009, 09:24:19 PM »
Still working. It was last defrosted Friday night, so I imagine it must be pretty iced up by now.

 

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