Model #FRS26ZRGWA FRIGIDAIRE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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working of the frigidaire refrigerator model no. frs26zrgwa FRS26ZRGWA

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. 

With the coils freezing up and the refrigerator temperature rising, it sounds like you have a freezer defrost issue. The defrost is controlled by three parts: the timer, thermostat, and heater.

Without testing these components with a multimeter, it will be hard to know for sure which is at fault. For convenience, I have included blue links below that you may click on to be directed to the PartsDirect site to purchase any of the parts that may be needed.

Defrost Timer for Model FRS26ZRGWA

Defrost Thermostat for Model FRS26ZRGWA

Defrost Heater for Model FRS26ZRGWA

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
November 09, 2013
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Fridge Not Cooling FRS26ZRGWA Frigidaire Refrigerator

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Marc -
July 23, 2013
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Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com. I can definitely understand the frustration in not having a cool refrigerator. Based upon your description, I checked into the parts you mentioned, and I have some additional information to add if I may.

The only thermostat for the freezer is the defrost thermostat, part number 297216600, the temp control thermostat 5303300027 is indeed the thermostat for the refrigerator, which tells the freezer how much cool air to circulate to the refrigerator section. The damper assembly, part number 215011505 is just the means to get the cool air from the freezer into the refrigerator.

I would be curious to know of any symptoms you are experiencing with this model, such as the freezer walls icing over, or the compressor not coming on. The only component involved in making cold air is the compressor itself, from there the freezer will disperse that cold air into the refrigerator by means of the thermostat and diffuser. If you don't have ice on the interior freezer walls and the refrigerator is warming, the diffuser could be defective and in need of replacement or the thermostat could be defective and in need of replacement. Without running a voltmeter test, you won't know for sure which part is defective. However, if you do have ice on the freezer walls, chances are it would be one of the defrost components, which consequently may be blocking the cold air from entering the diffuser and dispersing into the refrigerator.

If you have any more information to add, please don't hesitate to reply back and we will take a look at it and see if we can help. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com and have a great day!

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
July 23, 2013
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The freezer is fine. However the Damper works off of a mechanical thermostat. If the fridge gets warm it opens the damper door to allow more cold air in from the freezer. This is a NON electric thermostat. As soon as I removed the Damper Assy yesterday, the cold air poured into the fridge. I covered the inlet hole about 75% with tape and the fridge cooled to 41 quickly. So that tells me the damper isnt working properly.

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John -
July 24, 2013
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Defrost Timer FRS26ZRGWA Frigidaire Refrigerator

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Tips for improvements for a part are always helpful! The manufacture appreciates feedback. If you have a question pertaining to the appliance please reply below to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Yadira B -
January 24, 2013
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I suspect you may have replaced the timer and may have had a difficult time due to the length of the wires. Your suggestion is very much appreciated. If you would like some assistance with this fridge, please reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
January 25, 2013
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Scott, I just replaced the Defrost Timer as well as the thermostat. Th efridge cooled down to 35 degrees. However after less than a week the coils are all frozen up again. Any ideas what it might be now? Thanks

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John -
January 31, 2013
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John, I'm sorry the coils are still frosting over. Since the timer has been replaced, it would leave only 2 other possibilities, the element or the defrost thermostat. To check these components, the back panel in the freezer will need to be removed, which will require removing everything in the freezer. Be sure to disconnect the power first. With the back panel removed, a good check will be to, connect the wires going to the defrost thermostat together. With the timer advanced to the defrost position, now reconnect the power and if the element heats, the thermostat # 297216600 will need to be replaced. If the element still won't heat, the element # 218169802 will need to be replaced. I hope this will help you.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 01, 2013
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As mentioned above, I replaced the thermostat when I replaced the timer. It looks like theres soldering involved to replace the heating mechanism.

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John -
February 01, 2013
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Ok, I unplugged the thermo and plugged the heater direct. Nothing...No heating at all...How hard is it to replace the heating element?

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John -
February 01, 2013
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Should I order the 218169802 Defrost Heater, or Df limiter kit 5303917954 ? thanks

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John -
February 01, 2013
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I am having same symptoms with my freezer not defrosting. Just replaced thermostat yesterday and heater element has not come on yet. I will try the trouble shooting tip suggested and report back in a few. THanks, jamie

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Jamie -
February 01, 2013
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John, there is no soldering that will need to be done to replace the element. The heating element will fit under the evaporator and extends up both sides. It's held in place under the evaporator with an aluminum strap. Remove the strap and lower the element and then it can be removed. I'm attaching a picture of the element. The connections shown on these wires are push in and pull out connections. Now, if you have already replaced, the defrost thermostat listed above, then there should not be a need to replace it again. I hope this will help you.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 01, 2013
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Should I order the 218169802 Defrost Heater, or Df limiter kit 5303917954 ?

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John -
February 01, 2013
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