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Title: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: domain on February 10, 2015, 09:17:12 AM
Anyone see the new style frigidaire top mount? Uses thermistor, pcb and new ff/fz panels.  I have had two now that have a nice buzz /vibration from the sealed system.  Anyone else have that? Anyone see any other issues?

New style model example

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Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: LowSL2 on February 10, 2015, 11:35:57 AM
Yes. They took a simple, reliable refrigerator and screwed it all up. I've had two with a bad potentiometer temperature control. And one bad freezer thermister.
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: domain on February 10, 2015, 11:44:10 AM
I can't seem to find the control pcb on the parts list, and technical sheet says it has a defrost timer still?  I wasn't sure if it had two room thermistors or not. Did you have a bad evap one?  What's the point of the freezer room thermistor if it has one... what's the rtd at 32degrees f? 12k?
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: gscrandall on February 10, 2015, 07:11:30 PM
I just had 2 of them with weak compressors 3 years old with the tiny samsung made compressors.
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: mz3own on February 10, 2015, 07:21:17 PM
wait till you have one of these in an unheated garage and you tell the customer that they no longer make a garage heater kit for it and it will start working correctly again in the spring... lol
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: domain on February 10, 2015, 07:50:43 PM
Difnt think of that!
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: LowSL2 on February 17, 2015, 10:20:51 PM
Just had one of these today. Complaint was water dripping into the fridge from the back...

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As you can see, the Styrofoam vent from the freezer to the fridge was positioned wrong at the factory. It's foamed in and can't be moved.

I never get the easy calls...
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: AJ on February 17, 2015, 10:23:03 PM
New under warranty yet? They just replace the refrigerator for them then?
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: LowSL2 on February 18, 2015, 09:56:12 AM
Like I said, I never get the easy calls...

Local electric company replaced the fridge under a program where they replace your old fridge for a new energy saving model. They deal with some local appliance installation company. When there's a problem, they call $ears under some type of commercial service call. But that's when it's a Kenmore model. This is a frigidaire. And we don't do warranty service for frigidaire unless it's purchased at $ears. So here I am, at 7:00 at night. Stac is closed. Frigidaire is closed. So I had to tell her to call frigidaire for service.  Just to find out she did and the servicer refused to come out because it's 30 miles one way.

If this was a simple $ears purchase, I'd call Stac, show them the pictures, they'd get on a con call with frigidaire, they'd condemn it and replace the unit.

So now I get to make half a dozen phone calls so we get paid for coming out and get her a new fridge....
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: domain on February 19, 2015, 05:04:45 PM
Update on the buzzing vibration. New style compressor made by panasonic cured one so far. It replaces the Samsung original that caused a buzz from the line set and cabinet! :welcome:
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: LowSL2 on February 20, 2015, 09:19:20 AM
I had a feeling that those compressors are causing the noise problems. Is the compressor the same size or larger?
Title: Re: new style frigidaire top mount
Post by: domain on February 20, 2015, 10:08:45 AM
Same size, suction port is moved from right,  to left.  The tubing in the kit snakes it around.