frigidaire Side by side, freezer cold but fridge isn't

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  1. May 16, 2012 #1

    Nickyglazier

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    From what I'm reading everywhere that it sounds like the evaporator fan. We took the panel out of the inside of the freezer and can see the coils and a fan down at the bottom.. The coils are full of frost and the fan is blowing.. I don't really understand how their is so much frost as we just bought the fridge used about a week ago. Question is If the fan is blowing, is their maybe a differant fan? The fridge is a u2 frigidaire pure source plus..
     
  2. May 17, 2012 #2

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    Hi,

    Model#?
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

    If the evaporator fan motor is running, then I doubt that is the problem.
    How frosted are the evaporator coils? All evenly frosted with a thin layer, plugged up with frost, 1/2 frosted and 1/2 bare, etc?

    http://www.applianceaid.com/frig_notcold.html

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  3. May 17, 2012 #3

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    There is very thick frost on the lower half and just light frost on the top.. Its all white though... And I didn't mean to write u2 frigedaire it was supposed to say 02..
     
  4. May 17, 2012 #4

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    Sounds like one of your defrost heaters is bad. Melt all the frost with a hair dryer and inspect the heater where frost is thickest. Probably burned out. will be black on the glass tube. System should cool for a week or two after you melt the frost giving you time to order and install new heater.
     
  5. May 18, 2012 #5

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    I didnt see anything that looked like a heater.. O a bulb.. I'll have to take a closer look, their is something that looks kinda like a thermostat?
     
  6. May 18, 2012 #6

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    Still need a model#.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html

    Most Frigidaires only have one defrost heater, but the model# will tell us that. Definetly defrost the evaporator/cooling coils and restart the refrigerator, if all is ok after 4-6 hours the frost free has a problem and will have to be corrected.

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