My refrigerator is now not getting cold but my Freezer is still working fairly well. Do you think the temperature controller is not working or should I look for a different problem? Thanks
Answer Hello Kerry. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the evaporator coils in the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the control board. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The freezer nor bottom fridge get cool. I've cleaned n vacuumed all debris from coils and fan. The fan under the fridge and the fan in the freezer work fine and both doors seal perfectly. I can hear the motor running and I am not sure what to do to solve the problem. Can you help please thank you.
You will want to pull the back cover off in the freezer compartment and check the frost pattern on the evaporator coils. If there is no frost at all on the coils or if there is very little frost on the first part of the coils where they enter the freezer, then either the compressor is not pumping refrigerant, there is a sealed system leak or there is a restriction in the sealed system. If the coils are impacted with ice then there is a defrost system failure.
Unit was running OK for a few days, then the temperature in both freezer and fresh food sections became warm. If I unplug the unit and/or turn the freezer control off then back on, it would work again for a few days, then get warm again. So I cleaned the condenser coils, tested the door seals, replaced the bi-metal switch, tested the defrost heater and it works. Now the temperature in the fresh food section is good, about 40°F. Temperature in freezer is about 10°F at the top (near ice maker) and -20 deg F at bottom. Compressor, condenser fan, and evaporator fan run constantly. I did hear them kick off for a bit but now running again constantly. Freezer and fresh food compartments near empty. Are the temperatures in the freezer normal? I did order the defrost timer, but have not replaced it. Can it be the defrost timer or temperature controller or something else? Thanks, Michael
Answer Hello Michael,
The temperature control 5303300027 could be an issue since discontinuing power and reconnecting makes the unit cool back down. The lower part of the sections being colder than the top indicates an air circulation issue. Possibly the evaporator fan motor 5303299165 has failed. This sounds like you have two issues at once.
What is the tiny screw to the left of the knob on a temperature control for frs24ged refridge?
Answer Hello Bob. That is a mounting screw 5304406597. That part has been permanently discontinued by the manufacturer and we don't know of any source or replacement for the part.
On a old frigidare one door (not auto defrost) do the temp controls all common. There is no model # & the ref goes on for 10 seconds & shuts off to cycle again.
You will want to check the Start relay on the unit. When you pull the start relay off you can shake it and if it rattles you will want to replace the relay. This would be an indication that the relay is bad.
My fridge is warm the freezer is cold, the fan is running in the freezer. The door is open where the sensor is in the fridge control knob. What could it b? The temperature control in freezer? Or the fan?
If the damper is open, the fan running and the freezer temperature ok then you will want to check to see if you are having a defrost issue. You may see frost on the back wall of the freezer. If you do not then pull the rear cover of the freezer compartment and check to see if the evaporator coils are impacted with ice. If it is then you will need to check the continuity of the defrost bimetal 5303917954 and the defrost heater 218169802. If either one of the parts does not show continuity then replace that part. If both have continuity then you would need a new defrost timer 215846602.