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Offline jfw0928

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Frigidaire Refrigerator Model #FRS22ZGEW2 not cooling
« on: October 24, 2013, 08:57:52 PM »

Not sure if it is appropriate for me to start another thread. The other thread was specifically regarding the replacement of the start relay on this refrigerator. That procedure did not resolve the basic problem of the refrigerator not cooling. This thread is to ask for more general help.

So, this side-by-side refrigerator is not colling (at all) in either the fresh food section or the freezer section. Previously the compressor was not running and it was very hot to the touch. I replaced the start relay yesterday and the compressor is now running. However, it is still very hot to the touch. Enough so that I cannot hold my hand on for more than a few seconds. I checked the condenser coils and they are remarkably clean. The fan at the bottom of the refrigerator is running. As is the fan inside the freezer. I'm pretty certain that it is not a defrost problem because it was unplugged for a week while waiting for the replacement relay. I should note that when I replaced the start relay yesterday, I used the same overload that was in the refrigerator prior to my dealing with it.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

Online dab147315

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator Model #FRS22ZGEW2 not cooling
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 08:38:20 AM »
Check freezer evaporator for frost pattern and post a picture of it.You should have a very light frost pattern from bottom of evaporator to the top with the compressor running and condenser fan running. Also freezer fan should be running and all the lights in both compartment should shut off with door shut.If all this is happening you have a seal system problem.Probably not worth fixing.

Offline appdoc

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator Model #FRS22ZGEW2 not cooling
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 09:06:19 AM »
You need to put a start box on the compressor & check the current pull with an amp probe. Probably be somewhere around 1 to 3 amps. Always change overload with relay. If pulling high amps compressor shot. Not worth repairing.