20 Most Recent Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with Factory Installed Ice Maker - Page 9 Questions & Answers


Check the gasket. Sounds like you have a leak somewhere causing the ice formations on the bottom. Easy way to check this is to have a steamer or a small pot of boiling water (steaming hot) while the frezzer is runing hold the pot of steaming water and watch the steam. You will see the steam going into the frezzer. BINGO leaking gasket. May need to replace the gasket or may beable to fix. You will see and know what to do. Keep me posted. Good luck.

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009


Before going too far into this diagnosis, we need to do what I refer to as the finger test. This test will determine if the problem is in the sealed system or other areas causing the problem. All repairs made to a unit can be performed with relative ease until there is a problem with the sealed system. One common problem is a restriction, Freon leak or finally, a weak compressor. I need you to remove the inside freezer section evaporator cover to inspect the evaporator coils. Most generally, all the food, shelving and ice maker (if applicable) must be removed. Next, remove any screws related to the removal of the evaporator cover. If you see frost building up on the outside of the cover, scrape with a putty knife or incorporate the use of a hair dryer to remove the frost/ice. Most often there will be a screw hiding in this frost/ice build-up (if applicable). Once you have the cover removed, inspect the frost/ice pattern. Is it evenly built up top to bottom, front to back? If it is evenly built up, the problem is most likely a defrost problem, easily repaired. If, on the other hand, there is only a build-up of frost/ice in one area, this could possibly be a sealed system problem. Use a hair dryer and remove all the frost on the evaporator coils and then plug the unit in and make sure the compressor is running. For the next half hour or so watch the Freon line move slowly along the coil. The line should begin freezing the evaporator coil as it moves along the line. When finished moving, the evaporator coils should be frosted, front to back, top to bottom and left to right. If you wet your finger and touch each portion of the evaporator coil, your finger should lightly stick to the evaporator coil in the area that you touch. If not, the problem is within the sealed system and cost of repair is more than 200.00 depending on the exact problem. This repair requires special tools and skills..Most often if your refrigeration unit is older, not worth the repair because of the cost. Let us know what you find. If we can help further, we are here.

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Feb 19, 2009


The most likely cause is the water solenoid behind the fridge. Take an ohm meter and test across the two terminals and it should NOT ohm out(beep). If it does not ohm out I would replace the P.C. Board kit, emitter & receiver icemaker control.

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Jan 03, 2009


hi there,

sounds like a thermistor problem. since you did not provide a model #, i am not sure how many thermistors and thermostats there are but most freezers have at least 1. i would recommend having it replaced.

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Nov 16, 2008


your inlet water valve on the back of the frig. has failed and needs to be replaced-mike

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Nov 09, 2008


ADJUSTING WATER FLOW WILL CHANGE THE ICE MAKING TIME UP. TO DO THIS PULL OFF COVER ON FRONT OF ICE MAKER AND ADJUST SCREW ACCORDENLING. HOPE THIS HELPS

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Sep 28, 2008


I have the same problem. I've had the freezer for 2 years & ice maker just stopped making ice this week. Freezer works O.K.

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Sep 23, 2008


sounds like the beggins of a defrost promblem open your freezer and look at the back wall of the freezer cabnit and see if there is heavy frost there let me know and how old is it

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Sep 05, 2008


Help me understand better. Frost build up in the freezer section on side by side? If so than you have a defrost heater problem or and, defrost themostat.

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Aug 28, 2008


This sounds like a low gas issue....assuming that you are not keeping your door open excessively or that the gaskets are not bad or dirty. The water line probably has no part in this.

First, check the gaskets. They must be clean and seal well. Defrost the box completely. Leaving it off for 2 days will do this or use a hair dryer with care after removing the freezer panel. Clean the condenser. Turn the unit on while observing the compressor...the big black thing with the pipes coming out. Look at the largest pipe. It will start to frost up. If the frost clears either to water or dry after 5 minutes of operation, gas is okay. Still frosty...get a service man.

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Aug 18, 2008


change cooling condenser and use it..pro may be in condenser

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Aug 13, 2008


All you have to do now is wait a few days to see if it frosts back up. If not you're home free. Far as the thermostat, if you checked it when it was over its cut out temp it would show "open" and would seem to be defective. Unless it has an internal factory test resistor in order to properly test a defrost thermostat it should be below approx 10 degrees for at least 20 mins

Frigidaire 20.6... | Answered on Jan 04, 2008


Be aware the fridge works with deadly voltages. If you have not enough technical knowledge, please don't do this yourself.
With a multi meter you can measure if the voltage you apply is entering the fridge. There is not much in a fridge. You find a on / of switch, a thermostat en mostly an override switch too short a thermostat. So if you measure a voltage coming is, follow the wiring and check what the thermostat does. if it won't switch you have the cause. If it does switch, follow the wiring, and if the aggregate gets a voltage and does not run, you have a defective aggregate. I can't think of more.
Good Luck.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 14, 2020

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