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Towerdog2 07-22-2012 02:35 PM

Frigidaire side by side freezer works refrigerator doesn't!
 
I have a frigidaire pure source plus model # frs26zxhd0 side by side. The freezer works great refrigerator is warm. I have opened the back panel on the freezer and coils are frozen. I turned the defrost timer till it turned off. No luck. Still frozen. I checked continuity on the defrost heater and it's good. Put thermostat in ice water and continuity is good. The fan is working fine. I don't know what else to check, compressor seems to be working fine also. Any ideas?

Thank you

hardwareman 07-22-2012 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Towerdog2 (Post 971772)
I have a frigidaire pure source plus model # frs26zxhd0 side by side. The freezer works great refrigerator is warm. I have opened the back panel on the freezer and coils are frozen. I turned the defrost timer till it turned off. No luck. Still frozen. I checked continuity on the defrost heater and it's good. Put thermostat in ice water and continuity is good.

Thank you

I assume when you turned the defrost timer to the defrost mode you are attempting to check the defrost cycle correct? Did the defrost heaters come on when you did this? You should not have to put the thermostat in ice water to check it, it should already be closed.

Towerdog2 07-22-2012 04:23 PM

Yes I was trying to check the defrost cycle. I assume the heater did not come on because it was still iced over. But the heater is showing good continuity?

Towerdog2 07-22-2012 04:25 PM

I unplugged it and let it defrost, plugged it back in and within 2 to 3 hours it's iced over again.

hardwareman 07-22-2012 06:16 PM

is the entire coil frosted over or just a portion of it? If it was completely defrosted there is no way it would be iced up again in a few hours

Towerdog2 07-22-2012 06:19 PM

I guess what I mean is frosted over in a couple hours. Which I suppose is normal. Defrosted it and then in a couple days it iced over again.

hardwareman 07-22-2012 06:41 PM

force a defrost cycle and see if the heater gets hot

Towerdog2 07-22-2012 06:52 PM

I forced a defrost by turning the defrost timer until it turned off the freezer. The heater does not seem to get hot, but when I checked it he continuity it was fine?

hardwareman 07-22-2012 07:14 PM

check defrost thermo for continuity or force defrost then jumper around thermostat.

Towerdog2 07-22-2012 07:27 PM

Continuity is good, any other ideas

hardwareman 07-22-2012 08:49 PM

defrost timer is not advancing on it own, replace it.

hardwareman 07-22-2012 09:26 PM

it may be best to jumper around that defrost thermo before you replace the timer. Try it, see what happens


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