How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator

The Frigidaire Gallery refrigerator is sold in a variety of colors, sizes and styles, including side-by-side, French door and counter-depth. Some of the available options include a space organization system, full-width drawers for storage, ice and water filtration, spill-proof shelving, humidity-controlled drawers and electronic control pad. While most Frigidaire refrigerators can be expected to work normally under typical circumstances, problems arise with almost all home appliances at times. Troubleshooting these issues may help resolve the situation.

Step 1

Plug the Frigidaire refrigerator into a working electrical supply the refrigerator is not working. Push the plug firmly into the outlet and replace or reset the fuse or circuit breaker if needed. Turn the freezer control to "On" and set to the desired cooling temperature. If the control is set to "0," then the unit does not operate.

Step 2

Push the refrigerator and freezer doors closed fully if the motor seems to be running constantly. Check the shelves, drawers and food items to verify items are not blocking the door. Wipe the gasket on the door with a damp cloth. Note that warm weather or operating the ice maker can cause the refrigerator to run more often.

Step 3

Set the temperature control to a warmer position if the items are too cold or the exterior develops ice. Leave the doors shut as much as possible for up to 24 hours for the temperature to change.

Step 4

Turn the thermostat down if the food is too warm. If changing the temperature does not affect the condition, clean the condenser. Turn off and unplug the refrigerator and remove the grille on the front bottom of the unit. Use a vacuum to suction off dust from the condenser and replace the grille.

Step 5

Lower the humidity setting on a crisper drawer if water develops on the bottom of the drawer. Dry vegetables and fruit before placing the items in the drawer.

Step 6

Move the ice maker arm down to turn the ice maker on if there is no ice being made. Make sure the water valve connected to the rear of the refrigerator is turned on. Check the ice maker dispenser for ice cubes that may be obstructing the dispenser and remove with a plastic utensil.

Meredith Jameson

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.