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Offline Rogue

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2009, 08:33:21 PM »

Any particular reason why the analog tester is bad? I actually went ahead and bought it today after my shift (since it was the cheapest) and was going to return it the next time I went to work if it wasn't recommended. Is it not accurate enough for what I need it for?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2009, 08:39:32 PM »
I just find it's easier to read a digital meter. Also a digital with auto ranging is easier to operate as you don't have to think about what scale to put the meter on.

A analog will work just find. I used one one daily many years ago, but why on earth anyone would by one now day's is beyond me. :)
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2009, 08:58:56 PM »
hmm, I don't know now. I would really just be using this for this one job and anything that might pop up in the future, I don't see the point in spending any more on this if it will get the job done. I do agree though if I was using it daily or on a job digital and auto ranging would be a lot easier (just did a little reading up on it).

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2009, 09:21:19 PM »
analog will suit your needs fine, just be carefull and check and double check you have it set for the correct reading  i.e voltage and continuity

hooking an analog meter up to voltage when it is set to read contiuity will blow the fuse in the meter

what is the status of the unit tonight?
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2009, 09:24:19 PM »
Still working. It was last defrosted Friday night, so I imagine it must be pretty iced up by now.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2009, 09:29:33 PM »
you gonna be removing the back and running a defrost tonight yet?

or are you gonna wait till she starts to warm up first?

if you do run a defrost, snap another pic before you run defrost
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2009, 09:30:15 PM »
i'd say leave it a couple more days before you run that defrost
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2009, 09:32:17 PM »
I was planning on waiting for it to warm up just to see how long it can go.

Also, is there a way to edit posts?

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2009, 09:36:35 PM »
Unless you had wanted me to start checking things right away.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2009, 09:38:18 PM »
top right hand corner of each post you make has the quote MODIFY remove tabs
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2009, 09:40:07 PM »
your better leaving it till it warms

sounds like it has been defrosting when to force it, maybe you had a loose plug somewhere and the last tech corrected it

i see alot of loose plugs on the friggys
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2009, 09:44:18 PM »
All I see in the top right is "quote"?

Would it be unwise to take off the back panel and seeing if it is iced up? I have gotten pretty quick at it so I wouldn't warm the freezer up too much.

Or maybe I better leave it alone. Yay, possible free fix trumps all others! lol

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2009, 09:55:20 PM »
All I see in the top right is "quote"?


Regular members don't get to remove or modify there post like the "AJ Team" members do, sorry. :)

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2009, 09:57:06 PM »
ok, maybe only us techs can edit

you can check to see if the unit has defrosted without removing the back panel, just shine a flashlight in the vents at the bottom of the back panel

a small amount of frost is always present during normal operation

you can also let the board tell you if the fridge has defrosted, its explained in the manual i sent you the link for, this is the best way for you to test as it gives me more info to work with

these are the numbers that can help us out if you start to ice up again

Minimum, maximum and average Freezer temperatures, last 24 hours
Minimum, maximum and average Fresh Food temperatures, last 24 hours
Indicate an open or shorted sensor condition
Indicates if defrost occurred in the last 72 hours
Number of defrosts, last 72 hours
How long the last defrost was
Number of compressor cycles, last 24 hours

the board will tell you all of this, might wanna browse the manual for the test procedure, these tests you can do without picking up a screwdriver or even putting down your beer   O0
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2009, 10:00:14 PM »
I browsed through that part of the manual. I'll go through those an report back if there is ice build up/.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2009, 10:04:06 PM »
one last thing for tonight then

other things that can cause an adaptive defrost fridge to build excessive frost even though all defrost components are working
poor sealing door gaskets
light switch not turning off lights(but i believe yours will beep door open after "X" minutes and shut off lights
and the last one that got me one time.... an ice maker plumbed to HOT water insead of cold
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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2009, 10:07:26 PM »
It is a frozen block of ice from what I can see thtough the vents. I cant even see the fins.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2009, 10:09:02 PM »
Door gaskets look to be in good condition.
Light does turn off. And yeah, it does beep after a few minutes.
Well, I guess the water is cold since the drinking water isn't hot.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2009, 10:54:45 PM »
Okay, I went ahead and took the back panel off and snapped this picture. I did it in record time too. So defrost isn't working. I will run those test as soon as I can.

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2009, 12:10:12 AM »
okay, test is done. Got some really odd answers.

Freezer temps last 24 hours:
Minimum= -8
Maximum= 86
Average= 0
Sensor OK

Fresh food temps last 24 hours:
Minimum= 0
Maximum= 71
Average= 32
Sensor OK

Number of defrosts last 72 hours
Defrosts= 4
Duration in minutes= 0
Variable 3 turns on the defrost. The service manual says
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If current flow to heater is sensed, the letter ‘D’ will be displayed. If no current flow
is sensed, the letter ‘D’ will flash.
The D was flashing...


Compressor Test
Run time percentage in last 72 hours= 59
# of compressor cycles in last 24 hours= 24
Variable 3 indicated 0 which means I have a standard speed compressor