Common Problems with Your Frigidaire Refrigerator

Frigidaire is a popular refrigerator brand with good reason. The brand’s appliances are well-made and typically last for many years. When a problem occurs, it’s time to figure out whether it’s something that can be fixed or whether it’s time for a new refrigerator.

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Refrigerator Not Cooling

A warm refrigerator is not doing its job. This is probably one of the biggest problems that consumers face with this appliance. The first thing you’ll probably want to do is check the settings. Sometimes, a child inadvertently changes the temperature settings. The refrigerator might also be warm if the power was out for a long time, but can cool back down once it comes back on. This can also be caused by problems with the condenser, the compressor, or the fan, which require repair by a certified technician.

Ice and Water Build-Up

The freezer should be relatively frost-free most of the time. If you’re starting to see some build-up in there, you’ll know that things aren’t working properly. This typically occurs when there’s a blockage in the drain, and it’s a good idea to have a repair technician remove the block.

Turning on Frequently

Refrigerators should go through cycles that you can hear. It turns on and blows the cold air, then it turns off. The more you open the refrigerator door, the more frequently it turns on. If you hear it coming on frequently even though you’re not opening the door often, though, you might have a problem. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of vacuuming dust off the coils in the back. Other times, it’s something more serious.


No matter what type of problem you’re having with your Frigidaire refrigerator, it’s always smart to have a qualified technician take a look before you buy a new one. At Dave Smith Appliance Services, we’re experienced with a wide variety of appliances. Contact us to diagnose and repair your appliance problems.