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Title: Frigidaire frosting up again
Post by: richin501 on March 02, 2021, 07:15:25 AM
18 year-old Frigidaire side-by-side
I replaced the defrost thermostat about 6 years ago
2 weeks ago it started getting warmer inside and I see it is frosting up. Removing the back panels I noted that the aluminum strap holding the defrost heater up in place had melted through and the heater had dropped down. I manually defrosted, tied heater back in place with stainless wire and it worked for a week and a half, but has now started warming up and frosting over. in diagnosing the problem I also replaced the control board.

My suspicion is that the heater bit the dust and melted through the aluminum strap on its journey to the convalescent home.

How do I set manual defrost to confirm my suspicion.
Title: Re: Frigidaire frosting up again
Post by: richin501 on March 02, 2021, 09:35:44 AM
oops - in diagnosing the problem 6 years ago I replace the control board.  The only recent service is tying the heater element back up in place.
Title: Re: Frigidaire frosting up again
Post by: manden on March 03, 2021, 05:27:01 AM
Need a model number!!!
Title: Re: Frigidaire frosting up again
Post by: richin501 on March 03, 2021, 08:57:37 AM
I decided (with help from the spouse) to get a new machine and forgo this machine's inevitable journey to a convalescent home.