Freezer cold, not defrosting, refrigerator not cold

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator

ModelFRT21C5AQ3

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Mark From Tallahassee, FL

Jan 09, 2009

28 out of 29 people found this instruction helpful

This was extremely easy. Took off the control box (housing that covers the light bulb, has the temp control dial on it) and easily replaced the defrost timer. Then, emptied freezer, took off cover at the back of the freezer. Disconnected old defrost thermostat, attached new one, reattached back cover, melted accumulated ice, put stuff back in. Started up. Been running great ever since. No more ice accumulation in freezer. Temp stays constant. Great service from PartSelect, saved lots of money. This job is easy on this fridge, go for it!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Part Number: PS423801

$21.78
In Stock

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS469510

$17.42
In Stock