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i have a fridgidare cycleamatic frezer it has two swiches at

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i have a fridgidare cycleamatic frezer it has two swiches at top right one is the green power light the other is orange and think it for fast freeze but there is a third light that has come on it red with ! the frezer has now turned in to a fridge ? i have tried turning it of for while then back on still the red light, can you help me is this a major prob or not ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 years ago.
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That red light switch is nothing more that an alarm to tell you that your freezer is too warm. If it's illuminating red, then it's doing it's job because the freezer is too warm as you've stated. You could have a number of other issues such as a freon leak, a bad compressor, a bad thermostat, or a bad evaporator fan motor not circulating the air. Ince you can't fix the freon leak or the compressor yourself we'll just worry about the latter two. Make sure you actually hear the freezer turning on or attempting to turn on (it makes noise at some point in the day). If not then you need to replace the thermostat. If it does turn on then you'll need to remove everything out of the freezer and remove the lower back panel inside the freezer itself. Check the evaporator fan to see if it's running. If not, then replace it. If the coils are packed with frost, then use a hair dryer to thaw them out. If everything checks good and the coils below the fan are silver (not lightly frosted from top to bottom), then you have a $500+ repair on your hand because you have a freon or compressor issue.

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