FIXED FFHT1826LB7 Frigidaire fridge runs most of the time but still cools

herodotus

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I have a five year old Frigidaire fridge upper freezer old style - the fridge seems to run most of the time lately much more than usual but the fridge still keeps cool -Would the cause of its long term running be the defrost timer or another issue and how does one access and change out the defrost timer ? thanx

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herodotus

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will check both fridge and freezer temps then post them here - I did pull off grill on bottom of the fridge and use long appliance brush to clean coils underneath fridge if that is what your referring to -also pulled out fridge and cleaned under it and put in back in place - room temp is 71 degrees - I'm in Minnesota and have central a/c- just noticed in the last month the fridge runs much longer but still keeps cool -will get temps -thanx for your time
 

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It is a frigidaire fridge not a whirlpool -does frigidaire tend to be more reliable than Whirlpool - I checked temps- fridge is 38 and freezer is 8 - so cooling okay -just seems to run for much longer cycles but not sure why -Maybe okay with higher summer temp's- Am I correct do not need to change frost timer then ? thanx
 

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does frigidaire tend to be more reliable than Whirlpool
Sorry, nope.

I checked temps- fridge is 38 and freezer is 8
38ºF is good for the fresh food section, 8ºF is a bit warm for the freezer. Closer to 0ºF would have been better.

room temp is 71 degrees - I'm in Minnesota and have central a/c- just noticed in the last month the fridge runs much longer but still keeps cool
Higher humidity like we have been getting for the last 2 weeks will certainly make the refrigerator run longer than normal. 50-75% running time is often normal. In the warmer more humid times this can easily jump up to 90-95% running time.
For now I'd just keep an eye on that freezer temp and see if it gets colder or starts to warm up.

jeff.
 

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thannx for your input-probably just higher summer temps and humidity -will work to lower freezer temp=thanx
 

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Happy we could help :)

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