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why did my fridge quit cooling

Customer Question

the fridge side nor the freezer work
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 years ago.
are they not cooling at all or are they just not cooling well?

And do you have a model number for the unit as well as brand?

Did it just stop working today?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the freezer cools a little bit, the fridge side nothing at all. The model is FRS20WRH, the make is FRIGIDAIRE. It stopped working yesterday.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 years ago.
ok and do you hear a fan running inside the freezer?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 years ago.
ok then that means the unit knows that it needs to be cooling.

That being said you have a problem with your sealed system. Either your compressor isn't running, or it is running but it's having a problem with the freon. The freon could have leaked out, caused a restriction, or the compressor could have just become inefficient. Either way--you can't fix any of these problems without being a sealed system certified technician so you will need to call someone to fix your unit if you think it's worth it.

Just so you know, costs start at about $350 and go to $650 depending on your problem with your sealed system.