The house we just moved into has a Frigidaire "frost-proof" refrigerator.
For the second time in three weeks, I've had to let the ice melt off of the
evaporator, accessible via two service panels on the back fridge wall.
Apparently it worked fine for the previous owners, who advised me not to use
the coldest setting. Well, I don't, and now it's acting up.
The manual mentions a "moist minder" -- a contraption which sits in the
drain opening leading to the drip tray. Apparently it keeps air out (and
it's been awfully humid here) but still allows water to drain. Well, there's
nothing like that there, but I'm not really convinced that it's the problem
I think it's the self defrost feature not being triggered for whatever
reason, but I'm not sure where to look for the serviceable parts.
I should mention that this Frigidaire has the freezer on the bottom. More
importantly, though, the previous owner's bought it new in 1959. On the back
it reads: "Frigidaire, a division of General Motors, Dayton 1, Ohio." I have
to say, this thing is built and runs like a Buick. Whether that's good or
bad, I don't know. Anyway, a new fridge is in the works, but I need this one
to last just a few more weeks.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.