My freezer keep icing up. The lower part of the refrigerator is not cooling properly. I have already replaced the defrost timer.
Answer Hello Mr. Bob. On a Frigidaire, defrost issues normally stem from a bad defrost thermostat 5303918202, (otherwise known as a hi-limit or defrost terminator). The best way to check it is when it is cold on the unit. When it's cold, (below 45°F), it should read continuity (just like touching your meter leads together).If this tests good, test the defrost heater 5303918208. It should read in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 ohms, give or take 10%. Sure hope this helps!
My fridge will work until it goes in to defrost cycle and then throws breaker. You can turn defrost timer a little way. Then it works to it get back to that spot. Then it throws breaker again.
Answer Hi Ophis. It makes more sense that you have a shorted defrost timer part # 215846602. If the defrost thermostat is open instead of normally closed under the frozen temperatures, it needs replaced also. It is part # 5303918202. Thank You.
My fridge gets warm after about 3 or 4 days. and there ice build up in the freezer. Inside the freezer and when I take the panel off it is solid ice in the coils. Can you tell me what's wrong?
Answer Hi Nancy. All brands have a defrost failure at one time or another. The defrost thermostat has to close (Freezing Temps.@14°) part # is 5303918202, and send the 120 vac to the defrost heater part # is 5303918208. The defrost Timer is part # 215846602. Use a thick flat blade to advance the timer into defrost -run-tine after the 2nd. heavy click. If it was sticky or hard to advance it then replace it. The thermostat and the timer are most of the 2/ of 3 parts that defect. Thank you.