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Our Frigidaire side-by-side fridge came with the house when we bought it - the fridge was manufactured in 2003, if that matters.

The ice maker and ice water dispensers on the freezer side have stopped working - I don't know if they've frozen up or something else.

Food in the refridgerator side is freezing, even with the thermostat turned down.

I vacuumed all the coils and underneath the fridge, to no avail.

Please post a troubleshooting guide so I can isolate the problem - I am not afraid of tackling the repair, but want to be able to isolate the problem first.

I have shame that I am unable to convince my refrigerator to run properly.  Please guide me, oh Samurai!

 

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Start with the icemaker flowchart and let us know what you find==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/10/24/troubleshooting-flowchart-for-the-whirlpool-built-modular-icemaker/

Your fridge has the old-style Whirlpool icemaker so the chart still largely applies. The only real difference is in how you start manual harvest. On this one, you just gently but firmly pull un the rake fingers until it catches, then let go and it should take off by itself.



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it soumds like besides the Fridge being frozen, the water lines may also be freezing ..

Does the Compressor run "forever" ?

What's the Freezer temperature ?

On that model, the Compressor will run until the Freezer temperature Control is happy.

The Fridge temperature is controlled by a Damper Door, which may also be bad, or it's ADC controller



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just below the freezer door is a coupler on the water line, you hold IN the blue ring and the line pulls out, place open line in a cup and try the water dispensor, if water comes out the open line then the water line inside the freezer door is frozen

behind the fridge there is a water line that feeds the ice maker, unscrew the nut and remove the line from the tube that feeds the freezer, then remove this tube by turning it to unlock it, then it pulls out, you will probably find this is frozen over, thaw in hot water and reinstall

also is your dispensor display doing anything funny?  i.e cube and crushed lights both lit up, or extra ice light always lit?

 



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The water and ice lines are both frozen.

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My waterline and icemaker are both frozen and so is the bottom half of my refrigerator. I can't afford to have my refrigerator out of commission for long, so I think what I need to do is replace the most likely component. Can someone tell me what that would be?

Thanks!

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Oregon_Bob wrote: ... frozen and so is the bottom half of my refrigerator...
? ?

pictures ?

upload somewhere,  http://www.imageshack.us/

then post the link here ..

what are the temperatures in the Fridge and Freezer ?



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What do you want pictures of? Nothing is visably wrong.

I will take temps tonight.

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Not sure what pictures to take because nothing is visibly wrong.

Freezer is 11 degrees with the dial set at "factory setting" (between 3 and 4)

Refrigerator is 21 degrees on the top shelf and bottom shelf is 28 degrees.

Thanks for your help.

 

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You said the water line and icemaker are both frozen. What do you mean, "The icemaker is frozen?"



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The icemaker tray is empty and does not refill.  Nothing comes out of the cold water line.  I can't remove the panel around what I believe is the filter.  I think the water is frozen inside the lines.  I don't know that for sure, but that is what it acts like.

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Do the manual harvest and see of you're getting voltage to the water inlet valve in back. You'll need either a new ice maker or a new inlet valve.



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Okay - I will check that, but why would the food in my refrigerator be freezing up?  Are the two issues related?

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yes ..

What ar the Fridge and Freezer Temperatures ?

Does the Compressor run "forever" ?

Fridge Temperature is controlled by a electro-mechanical Damper Door Assembly.

Is it staying open ?



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Freezer is 11 degrees with the dial set at "factory setting" (between 3 and 4)

Refrigerator is 21 degrees on the top shelf and bottom shelf is 28 degrees.

Even with the refrigerator dial set to off (straight down), the fan in the damper is still blowing air into the fridge from the freezer.

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I don't know how to tell if the compressor runs forever.

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Hello, my unknowing friend. This will require some, eh, how do you say?, babysitting on your part. You will first need to learn to discern the unique sound of the compressor from the other sounds of the refrigerator. Then, you will need to listen for about an hour to tell if the compressor ever shuts off during that time.



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now that I see the Fridge and Freezer temperatures ..
(must have missed it the first time) :ooo:

seems that the Compressor isn't running forever ...

Must be a problem with the ADC or the Damper Assembly.

I can't find any trouble-shooting info for that, yet



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from the 5995540384 Service Manual:
 

Refrigerator compartment too cold.

Inoperative cold control. Replace cold control.

Refrigerator compartment inlet air duct loose or restricted. Door is loose.
Re-install air duct or remove obstruction from air duct. Adjust door.

Diffuser (foam block) in top of food compartment is broken.
(Foam blocked located in control housing for models with
Service Data Sheet numbers 240389600- 15 and 240379001-13.)

Door in damper control not closing or not closing all the way.
Check freezer control bulb for correct positioning to ensure it is installed correctly.

Cold air blowing into food compartment with damper door closed all the way.
Check foam seal between damper housing and cabinet liner.
Check to see that the control box is mounted flush against the cabinet liner.



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That's a pretty comprehensive punch list there, Master "Reginald." :)



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