cold freezer side/warm refridgerator side

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

william From Lancaster, PA

Nov 06, 2012

Discovered that the coils at the rear of freezer compartment had frozen solid. After a thaw, I first replaced the defrost timer, which is really easy to do. This is the the problem 66% of the time, so I am told. A few days later, it was frosted closed, again. Next, I set the timer to defrost to measure the voltage to the defrost element. Now, access to the element is to remove the panel at the rear of the inside freezer compartment. This was the more difficult part as there is little room to work. The voltage was there, however, the element did not get warm. Without a doubt, purchased the heating element AND the sensor. Thought it good to replace that,too, while it was apart. Removing and replacing the element was a bit tricky and took the most effort and time, as you do not want to damage the coils. With everything back together, plugged in the power and all is cold, again.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater

Part Number: PS427308

In Stock

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS469269

In Stock