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WRX735SDBM00 French Door Fridge not cooling enough

TravelerMSY

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Location
New Orleans
Model Number
WRX735SDBM00
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
6-10 years
Fridge isn’t cooling enough. Freezer fine at -5. Fridge barely at 38 and fluctuating over 40. Ambient air 77. Air coming out in the fridge compartment 18. Just wondering what else I can check?

This is what I’ve done so far.…

Cleaned coils. They had substantial amounts of pet fur. Temps were much worse before, lol.
Opened back and cleaned off (hot air, condenser?) fan. Some debris there but appears be working. Same for exhaust grill.
Every diagnostic passed.
Visually verified icemaker (upper) fan and baffle motor function.
No visible ice buildup and plenty of airflow in freezer, but I didn’t take off the cover.

Ideas? TIA
 
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Jake

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You will likely need to remove the back panel inside the freezer section and check the frost pattern of the evaporator coil.

Here's the freezer evaporator fan motor for your model:

This video shows you how:


Look at the bottom photo below, that would be a normal frost pattern.

Frost Patterns.jpg


Jake
 

TravelerMSY

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Evap fan clear and spinning. I gently melted that big chunk of ice and put it back together. This is the first time anyone has been in there AFAIK, and a bunch of fins are bent! I’ll check temps again once it cools down from being open.

Sealed system trouble? Dirty coils somewhere I couldn’t get to from the front?
 

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