Official Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator parts
Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerators keep your foods cold and fresh so you can have the peace of mind that your perishable foods are safe to eat. Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerators use advanced controls so you can keep the refrigerator precisely at the temperature you choose. When your Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator isn't cooling properly, find the repair parts you need to fix the problem at Sears PartsDirect.
Figuring out why you have frost build-up in the freezer of your Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator
If frost is building up in the freezer, check first for a break in the door gasket that could be letting in warm, moist air. If the gasket seems sound, a malfunction somewhere in the automatic defrost system could be the culprit. A failed defrost timer or a bad electronic control board may not initiate the automatic defrost cycle, causing excessive frost buildup on the back wall inside the freezer. A faulty defrost sensor can prevent the defrost heater from turning on the defrost cycle. See how to check the defrost sensor and other components in the defrost system in our refrigerator won't cool troubleshooting video.
Parts that can fail in your Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator
Condenser fan. The condenser fan is in the machine compartment of the refrigerator next to the compressor. It moves air across the condenser coils to help cool the hot refrigerant coming out of the compressor. The refrigerant is cooled before it moves through the expansion device and into the evaporator.
Defrost bi-metal thermostat. The defrost bi-metal thermostat is a safety device attached to the evaporator coil. The defrost bi-metal thermostat shuts off the refrigerator defrost heater if the heater gets hot enough to damage the evaporator.
Electronic control board. The refrigerator electronic control board controls the major electro-mechanical components in your refrigerator. When the electronic control board senses the compressor needs to run to cool the refrigerator, it sends voltage to the compressor and fans. It then receives input from temperature sensors to monitor the temperatures inside the refrigerator and freezer sections. With this information, the electronic control board controls the defrost cycle.