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Freezer not staying cold fridge OK

Zeta30

Premium Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2012
Messages
22
Location
Portland
Model Number
PLHS69EESS2
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
6-10 years
I started having an issue where the Freezer will not stay cold. It will get down to about 3 degrees for about 5 - 10 minutes then warm up to around 20 degrees. It constantly is doing this cycle.

I took the lower cover off the inside and found the upper part of the evap coils are caked with ice, the lower part is OK. (Photo attached).

From what I'm reading could this be a coolant issue? If so is it worth fixing on an 8 year old unit?

Freezer.jpg
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
25,320
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

That definetly appears to be a refrigeration issue of some sort....leaker, restriction, inefficient compressor or any combination of these. BIG$ repair or new refrigerator time.

jeff.
 

Zeta30

Premium Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2012
Messages
22
Location
Portland
Thanks for the info Jeff, that's what I thought. I've had nothing but problems with that fridge so I don't want to even spend the money to have a technician come out to look at it.
 
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