Thread Number: 75588  /  Tag: Refrigerators
1950 and 1960 Frigidaire Refrigerator Help
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Post# 994177   5/14/2018 at 17:14 by kingtrio9 (Edgerton, KS66021)        

I am trying to locate repair manual information for two old Frigidaire refrigerator models...

One is a CDV-103 Special. I think it just needs Freon. The motor runs and it has worked since my grandparents purchased it new in the early mid 50ís.

The other is an early mid 60ís Frost Proof Frigidaire Made by General Motors refrigerator. It has the freezer on the bottom. Model number FPDA-14BK. It works and then seems to build up ice in the bottom and then the fridge part goes warm while the freezer stays frozen.

Thank you,

Post# 994216 , Reply# 1   5/15/2018 at 01:02 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Your bottom freezer model might be from 1964 per the library (see "Manuals & Literature" link at top of page).  The closest model number to the one you provided is covered by the Frigidaire service manual for 1964 units.


Models like yours have a fan base here and more than a few members own one.  Some have had cooling issues caused by one component or another.  Your defrost heater may have stopped working, as that problem has been addressed here more than once.  There's a resistor or some such component that can fail.  If your freezer is icing up, it could be inhibiting the flow of cold air into the fresh food section, either by stopping the fan or by constricting the flow of air it generates.

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