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Title: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: blondejon on November 12, 2011, 09:43:01 PM
I'm helping another person fix their appliance.  I have yet to touch a fridge.   

Model# HTS22GBMARWW (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM0=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros.com%252Fpartsearch%252Fmodel.aspx%253Fmodel_id%253D211279&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252Fpartsearch%252Fmodel.aspx%253Fmodel_id%253D211279)

The freezer is thawed and the fresh food section is not cold.  What do I need to do to fix it?
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: AJ on November 12, 2011, 10:11:10 PM
Some quick checks I would do...

See if the freezer is frosted up, maybe not defrosting.
If it's frosted up check the defrost timer (or control board) defrost thermostat and defrost heater.

See if the freezer fan is running.
If the fan is not running check to make sure it's getting power. If it has power replace the fan.


Check to see if the compressor is running.

If the compressor is not running see if you have power to the start relay on the side of the compressor.
If you have power to the start relay, but the compressor does not run ohm the compressor out.
If the compressor ohms out ok then replace the start relay.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: blondejon on November 12, 2011, 10:14:12 PM
Thanks! 
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: AJ on November 12, 2011, 10:16:23 PM
Let us know what you find or if you have any other questions.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: blondejon on November 12, 2011, 10:35:14 PM
This one doesn't have a defrost timer.  How would I test the control board?
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: AJ on November 12, 2011, 10:52:54 PM
This one doesn't have a defrost timer.  How would I test the control board?

Not sure how you would test the board on this one, but there is only three parts to any defrost system.

1. Defrost Heater (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM0=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros.com%252FAppliance-Parts%252Fge-heater-def-a-item-number-ap2639820.aspx&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252FAppliance-Parts%252Fge-heater-def-a-item-number-ap2639820.aspx)
2. Defrost Thermostat (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM0=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros.com%252FAppliance-Parts%252Fge-defrost-limiter-thermostat-item-number-ap3884317.aspx&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252FAppliance-Parts%252Fge-defrost-limiter-thermostat-item-number-ap3884317.aspx)
3. Defrost Timer (Electronic Control or Mechanical Timer) (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM0=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros.com%252FAppliance-Parts%252Fge-main-control-board-assembly-item-number-ap4436216.aspx&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252FAppliance-Parts%252Fge-main-control-board-assembly-item-number-ap4436216.aspx)

If you know it's a defrost problem you can simple ohm out the heater and thermostat. If they check ok then you know the problem is with the defrost timer/control.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: AJ on November 12, 2011, 10:57:52 PM
I also just notice the model number comes up as a GE, not a Frigidaire
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: blondejon on November 12, 2011, 11:03:38 PM
Oops, my bad.  The person told me it was a Hotpoint, not Frigidaire.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: AJ on November 12, 2011, 11:09:09 PM
Oops, my bad.  The person told me it was a Hotpoint, not Frigidaire.


No problem, I'm not the familiar with GE model number and did not notice until I started looking at the parts diagram.
Glass heater, GE control board, lol..
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: whirlpooltech on November 13, 2011, 08:56:21 AM
Sure seems like I replace a lot of GE refrigerator control boards.

Anyone else end up replacing them often?
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: theoldstoveguy on November 13, 2011, 10:26:46 AM
More than GE wants to admit.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: AJ on November 13, 2011, 10:28:51 AM
Sure seems like I replace a lot of GE refrigerator control boards.

Anyone else end up replacing them often?


Seems like if i see a GE refrigerator with a control board in it there is a 50/50 chance that I will be replacing the control board, but like i said I don't see many GE refrigerators around here either.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: rego on November 13, 2011, 10:58:52 AM
This site http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/index.html  has some great knowledge especially on GE.  He talkes about faulty thermistor's in GE fridge's as well.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: AJ on November 13, 2011, 11:08:13 AM
This site http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/index.html  has some great knowledge especially on GE.  He talkes about faulty thermistor's in GE fridge's as well.

Yes, lots of good information there.
In fact the owner of that site is ryan111 (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=6662).
One sharp technician who really knows his stuff.

Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: rego on November 13, 2011, 11:10:57 AM
Very cool.  Thanks ryann111 I learned alot with your site!
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: theoldstoveguy on November 13, 2011, 11:27:57 AM
The information giver at the last service school is all GE refrigerators from 16 cubic foot up are going electronic. How far was not said. I think they will have an ADC in most.
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: ryan111 on November 13, 2011, 10:51:15 PM
Very cool.  Thanks ryann111 I learned alot with your site!

Glad to help!
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: whirlpooltech on November 15, 2011, 07:38:47 AM
I'm helping another person fix their appliance.  I have yet to touch a fridge.   

Model# HTS22GBMARWW (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM0=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros.com%252Fpartsearch%252Fmodel.aspx%253Fmodel_id%253D211279&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252Fpartsearch%252Fmodel.aspx%253Fmodel_id%253D211279)

The freezer is thawed and the fresh food section is not cold.  What do I need to do to fix it?

What did you end up finding wrong with it?
Title: Re: Frigidaire Fridge Help
Post by: blondejon on November 15, 2011, 07:41:17 AM
They said it started working again.  I didn't have to do anything.