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    Default Refrigerator stopped working/fixable?

    Frigidaire Model BFPH31M6LM

    Frigidaire compact (actually Electrolux Corp) stopped cooling. When plugged in it does hum and I can hear what sounds like a liquid moving through the pipes but it no longer cools.

    This is a nice little unit that my daughter uses in her college dorm room (cost around $250). A while back she told me it stopped working so I picked it up and brought it home. The next day I plugged it in at home and it started working fine without me taking action - I figure something was likely frozen, thawed after being unplugged, then worked okay.

    It worked in her dorm room for several months and then stopped working again. This time I looked at the back and saw a frozen ball of ice around one of the "wires/thin tubes." I unplugged it and asked her to plug it in the next day. Unfortunately this time the unit was not returned to working order.

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    Is this fixable for a reasonable cost/level or effort? Any tips for diagnosing this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi,

    Is this fixable
    Likely yes.

    for a reasonable cost/level or effort?
    Nope/maybe....would be reclaiming the refrigerant gas, cutting open the refrigeration system, flushing out the capillary tube and high side, welding in a new drier and adding an line tape.....probably $150+ to do that.
    It appears to be a restriction.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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    Thank you for your consideration and reply.

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    Your welcome!

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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