soft ice cream in freezer, fridge warm regardless of temp settings

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator

Modelfrt21lr7ab6

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Wrench set

James From Clinton, MD

Sep 24, 2013

I rolled the fridge away from the wall, unplugged, and looked for large amounts of dust-didn't see much beyond that which was on condenser coil. The motor was locked up so I removed the three screws and pulled the finger-like connectors. The new kit has a special bracket to mount the smaller frame motor. Getting the two screws into that is challenging w/out a long magnetic screwdriver. Then I added the foam strip & plugged in the new connector. I did not need to but I replaced the two aged capacitors (start,run) from other kits. This will help the compressor to last longer and be more efficient by giving it a boost and sustaining phase difference. Connecting the new "relay start kit" simply required some cutting and splicing with butt connectors of the red and white leads coming from the compressor and covering w/ heat shrink tube

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Run Capacitor

Part Number: PS817298

$29.18
In Stock

MOTOR

Part Number: PS5136214

$57.96
In Stock

Relay and Plug Kit (Now subbed to STARTER KIT)

Part Number: PS8689661

$49.20
In Stock