Question about Frigidaire Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have a Frigidaire FRT21LRG fridge that is in the fridge. Few days ago, it stopped working. The blower was on but condenser was not. So I looked at the rear panel and the overload relay capacitor was burnt out. So I got new parts and replaced it. Refrigerator immediately worked but the issue is the fridge is on all the time. We don’t have a lot of stuff in the fridge so we didn’t notice how long that’s been going on. I’m guessing this is related to some kind of temperature sensor? If so which one should I be looking at? Thanks for the help in advance.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Frigidaire Master
  • 66,065 Answers

You need freon in it

Posted on Nov 10, 2019


6 Suggested Answers


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


douglas smith

  • 1462 Answers

SOURCE: Refrigerator not cooling.

compressor has failed. not a diy job

Posted on Apr 25, 2007


Gerald Griffin

  • 248 Answers

SOURCE: ge after replace fan still fan not working

Something to check for. Is the top of the refrigerator door lower than the freezer door? If so the ref. light may not be turning off all the time. Pull bottom panel off to expose hinges. The ref hinge should have an adjuster. Adjust door up to be level with freezer.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007


  • 121 Answers

SOURCE: Fridge stops working for no reason

sounds like the coils may need cleaned

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

Gordon Benson

  • 83 Answers

SOURCE: I have an amana abb1924des.

Hi there

Only bad news I'm afraid, the click and buzzing sound is a seized compressor, you said changed the relay and capacitor, good idea but often a seized compressor will come free if it cools for a while, unfortunately it will normally seize again fairly quickly. A job for the tech guy.

Best wishes


Posted on Apr 17, 2011

Danilo Trovato

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Capcitor Burnt

Go to the electronic parts shop with the code of the broken piece(or with the brochen piece it self.) You'd pay something like 70 cent for the new varister.Worked for me.NOTICE: Use a tester to check if the other components are good

Posted on Dec 14, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a frigidaire model fghb2844lpe that is full of moisture on the rear of fridge. Why?

I appreciate your post, gayannecox!

I see that your Frigidaire refrigerator is building condensation and appearing to get rusty. It sounds like a possible water leak within the cabinet of your refrigerator. I would recommend having a professional technician come out and review your refrigerator to provide an accurate diagnosis. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt

Jan 05, 2015 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

7 Answers

Frigidaire frs26r4 fan not working

So if your voltage changes with the fan plugged in, it would seem that your fan is blown and you need a replacement. This fan is needed to properly cool the top. You should be able to order the part directly from Frigidaire or there are many online sites to choose from. If you need help with this, let me know or if you have any other questions, just ask, otherwise, good luck

Jun 05, 2008 | Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side...

1 Answer

My fridge stopped cooling and freezing 4 days ago.I hear fans inside running and it just blows slightly cool air against the ice maker.The compressor is HOT and the main fan for the condensor doesn't seem...


As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator2_bing.gif Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting2_bing.gif Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Jun 12, 2010 | Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side...

1 Answer

HI....My Fridge only cools down in the bottom part of it.

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...


Apr 18, 2010 | Nor-Lake Norlake Refrigeration 4' x 6'...

1 Answer

Not cooling, not freezing either

I assume you mean the compressor was replaced, the condenser is a metal coil, usually a black coated steel. You say the electric is working, so you have power to the unit and im guessing the lights are on..but is the unit running? If its not running, i.e., "it just stopped" its likely not the compressor. Could be one of several controls, or a wiring issue, or the previous servicer was not an EPA Certified Refrigerator Repair Service.

Apr 07, 2010 | Frigidaire 26.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

HELP! Frigidaire Fridge FRS26HF7BB0 losing coldness and buzzing

That noise is typical when the compresor is trying to start but it doesn't , it could be the condensing fan motor that doesn't work and the compresor goes off on overload ; a common problem with this compresors is the relay (mounted at the side of the compresor behind a black plastic cover) goes bad , this you can replace is about $20 , and if still the compresor won't start you will need to put another one and this is an expensive job.

Aug 02, 2009 | Frigidaire Freezers

1 Answer

LG French door fridge freezer not freezing

hopefully you looked out back ...rear lower panel and checked little white condenser fan really needs too to keep temp stable across the condenser coils and no overheat condition to the compressor.hopefully you wont need the $300 circuit board like I just bought

Jun 26, 2009 | LG LFC20740ST Stainless Steel

1 Answer

Freezer works, fridge not cooling but water was leaking from under fridge a few weeks ago, could not find source . Small compact frigidaire unit for dorm room.

Most if not all fridges under $2000 only use a single compressor meaning the refrigeration is provided by venting the freezer air into the compartment. Water under the unit likely indicates the fridge is not properly sealing and moisture is condensing on the cold coils and dripping.

Jun 24, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Top Freezer and Fridge not working


Feb 18, 2008 | Frigidaire FRT8IB5EW 30" 18.2 Cu. Ft. Top...

1 Answer

Fridge Problems

what model and make is it

Oct 30, 2007 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

47 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4656 Answers

Thomas F. Schneider

Level 3 Expert

2715 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2239 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides