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Frigidaire side by side refrigerator and freezer #FRS6HR5JSB not getting cold enough

Frigidaire side by side refrigerator and freezer #FRS6HR5JSB not getting cold enough

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    Default Frigidaire side by side refrigerator and freezer #FRS6HR5JSB not getting cold enough

    Hey all,

    I came home today to find a puddle of water on my kitchen floor. Upon further inspection I saw it coming from the freezer, it was the ice from the ice maker melting. I checked the freezer temp and it was 50F. I looked into the refrigerator and found it felt warm and it's temp registered 52F. This is absolutely incorrect, I usually keep the fridge around 38-40F and the freezer in the 20s. I checked the coils and they were clean. The lights are working fine and I do hear a fan running. Additionally, every few minutes I hear a "click" then maybe 10-15 seconds later another "click". Is this possibly the compressor trying to start? One more thing, and I'm not sure if this will hold true over time, but it's been about 4 hours since my discovery and the fridge temp is still 52F. I'm not sure if that'll be the case 24 hours from now (I'll be sure to report that tomorrow), but as of now it seems to be blowing cool air, just not cold air.

    I am not how to troubleshoot this, any advice would be kindly appreciated!

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    Hi,

    every few minutes I hear a "click" then maybe 10-15 seconds later another "click". Is this possibly the compressor trying to start?
    A huge possibility for sure.

    LINK> Refrigerator Repair Help | Appliance Aid

    FRS6HR5JSB
    Missing a digit.

    LINK> Where is my Model Number? | Appliance Aid

    I found FRS6HR5JSB0 FRS6HR5JSB1 FRS6HR5JSB3 FRS6HR5JSB4

    More often than not, it is the compressor on a Frigidaire refrigerator

    Frigidaire side by side refrigerator and freezer #FRS6HR5JSB not getting cold enough-start-device-241527805-01027756-jpg Start Device

    jeff.
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    Sorry Jeff, it's the FRS6HR5JSB0. How can I test the old start device so I can be certain it's bad? I should also add that this morning the fridge was up to 65F, so it's apparently not cooling at all. Perhaps another indicator the compressor isn't starting?
    Last edited by rayians; 01-03-2017 at 07:41 AM.

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    Perhaps another indicator the compressor isn't starting?
    No perhaps! It isn't running/starting.

    How can I test
    LINK> Refrigerator Repair Help | Appliance Aid

    See same link I left above.
    The compressor can be ohmed, the start relay can be ohmed....but they can ohm checked ok and still be bad
    We normally just try another relay/over load and see what happens....still clicks on and off = the compressor is bad.

    jeff.
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    The start relay failed the ohm check, the compressor passed. I'm going with ordering a relay and taking it from there. I'll let you know how it works out. Thank you very much!

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    Please do keep us posted.

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    The new start device came in today. A 5 minute installation later - cold air! Thank you for your help Jeff!

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    Thankx for the update.

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