Thread Number: 74566  /  Tag: Refrigerators
Frigidaire Imperial cold control
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Post# 983587   2/20/2018 at 12:40 by Schlitzerland (Michigan)        

Hello, first post from a new member. I've been cleaning up and working on a 1960 Frigidaire Imperial refrigerator, mod FPI-13T-60. I suspect the cold control is not functioning as the unit continually runs the compressor and cools the refrig box down to 20f in a matter of a couple hours (even on the warmest setting). I have tried to pry/pull off the cold control knob but it stubbornly refuses to move. Does it come off in a different manner? Further, the freezer door interior plastic has some major cracks. Have any of the members parted one of these units and now have a good spare? Thank you

Post# 983604 , Reply# 1   2/20/2018 at 16:10 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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See if the center part of the knob unscrews.

Post# 983610 , Reply# 2   2/20/2018 at 16:49 by Schlitzerland (Michigan)        

Yes, that was the hint I needed. Thank you

Post# 983656 , Reply# 3   2/20/2018 at 23:31 by Schlitzerland (Michigan)        

Would any of you be able to share the OEM part# for the cold control/thermostat? I haven't had and results trying to turn it up on my own yet. Thank you

Post# 983696 , Reply# 4   2/21/2018 at 10:23 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
It May or May Not Be A Bad Thromostat

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How cold is the freezer section ?, if the freezer is well under 0F like -10F to -20F you probably have a bad thermostat, if however the freezer is +5F or above you likely have a much more serious sealed system or compressor problem.

John L.

Post# 983739 , Reply# 5   2/21/2018 at 17:21 by Schlitzerland (Michigan)        

The freezer is easily reaching -10f. I took apart the cold control and cleaned the contacts, not an easy part to reassemble. I'm running the unit to test, but so far I still believe a new thermostat is needed.

Post# 983742 , Reply# 6   2/21/2018 at 17:30 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Thatís good news, be sure the capillary tube from the thermostat is properly clamp to the cold plate in the refrigerator otherwise I think you need a thermostat

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