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Repairman1981, Home Appliance Technician
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Hello, In my Frigidaire temperatures indicator always change

Customer Question

Hello,

In my Frigidaire temperatures indicator always change temperatures on freezer from 3* to 30 and on cooler from 37* to 60*

How I can repair that problems?

Thank you

Valentina
Submitted: 1 year ago via ApplianceRepair.Net.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Repairman1981 replied 1 year ago.

Repairman1981 :

Do you see any frost on the back wall of the unit?

Repairman1981 :

freezer side specifically

Customer :

no

Repairman1981 :

When it warms up are any of the fans running or is the unit silent? and how often do the temps change like this?

Customer :

yes, fans running and changes very often

Repairman1981 :

would sound like the compressor is overheating and turning off then, (Probably a low Freon charge) to confirm this I would need you to remove the food and shelving on the freezer side and take the lower part of the back panel down WHILE IT's RUNNING

Repairman1981 :

Then report what the ice/frost/condensation on the coils looks like

Repairman1981 :

Most frigidaires this is only a 4 screw or less panel

Repairman1981 :

shouldn't be hard to get into

Customer :

no sound correct, not like compressor

Repairman1981 :

..... can you please do as instructed ..... I can't help if you can't

Customer :

I'll try to open panel

Repairman1981 :

The ONLY 2 things that would make sense here are a defrost issue (you will see frost) or a Freon/compressor issue (you won't hear anything different but it won't cool enough and when the compressor cuts off it would warm up) I'm thinking this is the issue, but if all this checks out we get into the realm of uncommon/weird issues.

Repairman1981 :

Don't wanna go there (you don't either) unless we have to. Those issues are much more time consuming and harder to narrow down

Customer :

So, what is solution?

Customer :

I olmost openthat panel

Repairman1981 :

to open the panel and report what the frost/ice/condensation looks like .... in fact a pic would be worth a thousand words

Customer :

I open low panel and no freez at all, but frigidaire unplug

Repairman1981 :

well if it's unplugged you can't tell much by removing the panel can you? Put the panel back on, plug it up and let it run long enough to cool probably 12-24 hours Then take it back off and report back

Repairman1981 :

On a problem like this there is NO way to tell anything if the fridge has been unplugged for a while

Repairman1981 :

it has to be cooling to tell what's going on

Customer :

look's like my frige need technician

Repairman1981 :

not really .... just needs to be running and I can gladly help you out

Repairman1981 :

In fact if it's the problem I'm thinking of you might can tell in as little as 3-4 hours or less ... OF ACTUALLY RUNNING .... with it off not even a technician can help you

Repairman1981 :

The fridge doesn't have taps to put gauges on .... so they can't see anything you can't

Customer :

no, just 5 minuits, and now I plug again and water start drops

Repairman1981 :

turn the water off to it, and remove the ice .... this fixes the water issue. With a freezer running 30 until temps are fixed you don't need an icemaker running

Repairman1981 :

It will ruin your floor.

Repairman1981 :

Give it at least 30mins running (WITH THE PANEL ON) then take the panel off and report the look of the coil. Preferably with a picture ... that will help way better than you just describing it

Customer :

water drops already stop

Repairman1981 :

ok .... is the WHOLE EVAPORATOR freezing up or just the first couple coils? That's what we're looking for and after 5 mins .... you probably can't tell about the latter part

Repairman1981 :

Are you able to confirm yet that the whole evaporator is icing up properly and not just the first little section/

Customer :

black rubber aroud the doors become worm even hot

Customer :

yes, ice started from top layers to down

Repairman1981 :

how long was the fridge off for? If it is room temp this is normal, if it was below freezing in the freezer this could be a clue :)

Repairman1981 :

and the coil is 3 rows deep, So I guess the question is this .... the Freon comes IN where the tiny cap tube (1/8th) inch tube ties in. That gets cold first. And it goes out where the larger 1/4" tube goes through the back of the wall .... is the 1/4 inch part frosty?

Customer :

temp in the room 24* C

Repairman1981 :

not the room, the freezer compartment. I'm not sure how long your unit was off

Customer :

all tube with ice, all layers with ice, but indicators for freeze and cool sections always change numbers of temp from 3* to 40 and from 37* to 61*

Repairman1981 :

If the whole thing is icing up it's gotta be your thermostat/control board warming up. The compressor won't just work and not work .... the Freon could cause that, but if it's all evenly icing up you get into the weird board/thermostat stuff. What if your model number?>

Repairman1981 :

I need to see what type of control setup you have to help further. If your seeing the higher temps on the display that rules out a thermistor problem because it's seeing the higher numbers

Customer :

model:PLHS39EESS3

Customer :

each time, after writing to you temp already change

Customer :

that frige from 2005

Repairman1981 :

The thermistors are fine .... seeing your control this is a pretty common problem. As long as your sure the whole coil is frosting it's the control board

Repairman1981 :

5303918340 is the part number

Repairman1981 :

it's relatively easy to change even comes with instructions

Repairman1981 :

the defrost relay on these sticks ALL the time ... usually in the 5-7 year range your almost 8 in so

Repairman1981 :

the board just snaps into place, the only thing tricky about changing it is you need a LONG SKINNY 1/4"

Repairman1981 :

I have only found 1 screw driver I can use on it. It's about 8 bucks at walmart from Stanley. It's basically 3" long and just a 1/4" shaft

Repairman1981 :

once you get that it's only 5 screws and swap the wiring over .... it does come with instructions so not that hard to change

Customer : Dual Digit Control Board
Repairman1981 :

yep it runs the defrost and compressor from one relay ... I have swapped 3 of these this month for a similar reason

Repairman1981 :

as long as your sure about the frost pattern this is your issue for sure

Customer :

no Dual Digit Control Board is wrong name of it

Repairman1981 :

5303918340 is the part number it's a control board with a digit for each side ..... I think the box says dual digit control board

Repairman1981 :

regardless of what you see it called

Repairman1981 :

5303918340

Repairman1981 :

Is the part number for your model numbe

Repairman1981 :

number

Customer :

So, ice come in well and problems from thermistors, I try to find part number on sites and

We Couldn’t Find A Match For PLHS39EESS3 XXXXXXXXXX
Repairman1981 :

call 1-888-464-2853 is you need a place to order from or google the part number and you should be able to find several retailers

Repairman1981 :

what do you mean? If I google it I find

Repairman1981 :

and lots more .... it's a control board for sure and you can even see the pictures on google images with it if you wanna look at the part to verify before ordering

Repairman1981 :

The outside color of the box is changed on the new style, other than that they are identical

Customer :

For replacement I need technician for replacement, it's not my field, I could just brake fridge

Customer :

Can you help with tech?

Repairman1981 :

If you wanna hire someone that is fine, but I'm telling you, your paying someone a couple hundred bucks for something that will take you 10 mins at best and has step by step instructions included

Repairman1981 :

If you can turn a screwdriver (to remove the back panel etc) yourself you can fix this

Repairman1981 :

The wiring all matches you just have to unplug and replug

Repairman1981 :

And that's for sure your issue

Customer :

OK, I'm ready

Repairman1981 :

I can't control your skill level or make you swap it, but I bet if you hire someone to change it you will feel ripped off after watching them

Customer :

so price here is better:

Customer :

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Frigidaire-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/24173 3801/0046/253/Model-GLHS67EHSB5/1428/0165000?keySuffixId=NA&pathTaken=partSearch&pathRender=modelComponent&documentCompId=RR708074&diagramPageId=00005&productTypeId=0165000&searchModelNumber=GLHS67EHSB5&subCompDesc=Controls&brandDesc=FRIGIDAIRE&modelDesc=REFRIGERATOR&blt=11&shdMod=

Customer :

I can order now

Repairman1981 :

from the ones I posted .... I'd call the 1-888-464-2853 number I gave you that's my parts distributor

Repairman1981 :

I don't know their price in Canada .... I'm in the usa ..... but they are usually cheaper than sears

Customer :

your guy off now I'll call him tomorrow

Repairman1981 :

ok no problem. Lemme know if you have any trouble installing once you receive it

Repairman1981 :

Have a good rest of the weekend. Thanks!

Customer :

If tomorrow I'll need your help can I contact with you again?

Repairman1981 :

yep ... no further charges either. all the way through to completion

Customer :

I need some password or what for connections?

Repairman1981 :

you just click the link in your email ... you'll get a followup email of our whole chat.

Repairman1981 :

It will have a link to return here .... shouldn't need a password but if you do it's what you set up when you asked the question. Usually the cookies will keep you logged in for a few weeks

Repairman1981 :

No password needed

Customer :

ok, thank you very much

Repairman1981 :

no problem return anytime we're here to help and save you $$$

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