Help - I Love My Frigidaire Side by Side Refrigerator (model FRS26ZRF) But It's Running All the Time

by Barbara B.
(Sun City West, Az)

We just bought this house with all Frigidaire appliances; our side by side fridge works perfectly, with even temperatures, a well working ice maker, etc. very good. It is probably 8-10 years old, but I like it a lot.

The only problem is that it seems to run a lot, and often there is hot air coming from the removable grate located at the bottom front. I have moved it out and vacuumed all the coils which were not that dirty.

Is there something else I should do as I would really like to keep this fridge, even if it is older, because it works so well other than the hot air and constant running. Would greatly appreciate any advice (other than buying a new one!!)

Thanks so much.

PS - Our stove, microwave oven and dishwasher are all Frigidaire and working great too! I would definitely recommend buying Frigidaire appliances just so long as fixing this problem doesn't cost me an arm and a leg.


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Sep 15, 2010
Love but running
by: Barbara

Hi, Jim,
Thanks so much for your imput/time; I really appreciate it.

You are probably right about it not being an Energy Star---don't know if that was even begun in those days??

So, unless someone else tells me I should just junk it, or has another idea of what the problem might be, I'll see it through until it gets cooler here (Arizona), and maybe the weather will solve the problem.

Thanks again!!!

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Sep 15, 2010
Might be normal..
by: Jim

Hey Barbara,

Sounds like your fridge is just running warm. The warm air at the bottom is actually a vent that gives off all of the warm air that comes off of the fridge in the cooling process.

The fact that it is a ten year old refrigerator does make me think that there is a pretty good chance that it isn't energy star rated and in turn using more energy.

You are more than welcome to have someone come out and check it out. I know I probably would considering the fact that I'm not a professional repairman and I would want to know what is really wrong.

Otherwise it sounds like your fridge is working well.

Hope this was at least a bit helpful.


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