Refrigerator freezes in freezer and cools in refrigerator, but runs constantly. Requires manually turning the cold control dial to OFF to shut off. I suspect the cold control has gone haywire. What is your diagnosis? Thanks,
You will want to check the door seals to make sure that the unit is getting a good door seal all the way around. In most cases this would be the issue if the temperatures are correct. If this checks ok then the thermostat would be the issue.
The fridge worked one day and the next day its tripping the fuse box.
Is there any thing I can check for trouble shooting this problem? Thanks
In a lot of cases the reason for the refrigerator to trip the breaker would be a high amp draw on the compressor. You will want to test the amp draw and if it is above 8-9 amps then you will want to check the relay to make sure that it is not bad. You can normally take it off and shake it and if it rattles then the relay is faulty but normally it is a compressor that is faulty.
My freezer gets cold but refrgerator doesn't.
Answer Hello Barry,
You may want to check to see if there is frost build up on the back wall of the freezer compartment and see if the evaporator fan motor is blowing. Remove the rear wall of freezer compartment and look for impacted evaporator coils. If coils are impacted check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat for continuity. If either component does not have continuity then that component would have to be replaced. If both check ok then you would want to replace the defrost timer or ADC, which ever one yours has. Also check to see if the evaporator motor is running. If not running then check to make sure that you are getting 120 vac to the fan motor. If you are getting 120 vac to the fan motor but the fan is not turning then you need to replace the fan motor. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Procedure for replacement of control unit in frigidaire model #fpes18tlw3.
Answer Hello Stibbs. Disconnect the power going to the unit. Remove the control knob and the screws holding the control panel in place. Drop down the control panel and remove the old cold control. Reinstall with new part in reverse order. Hope this helps.