EVAPORATOR (COOLANT) LEAK
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- I purchased a Frigidaire stainless steel refrigerator in April of 2006 (model GS18HTZDSBA). In the space of six months, the same model fridge has developed similar problems on two different occasions.
The first time, the service person diagnosed an evaporator leak with the s and d valves in need of replacement. Additionally, the fan that circulates the cold air had failed. Now, the first time this happened it took 2 weeks to get a replacement--foolishly thinking that getting a replacement would be faster than waiting for parts and service during the labour day long weekend.
Four weeks later, the new replacement developed the same problem: coolant leak, and an s and d valve problem. Luckily, this time, I caught the problem early; the fridge is limping along until I get a new one.
The procedure for replacement is as follows: repairman files report (1 day), report is sent to Frigidaire by service company recommending new fridge (day 2), Frigidaire sends another report authorizing new fridge (one week!!!). Add 2-3 days for delivery and you get the picture!
Hopefully fridge #3 will last a bit longer than a few weeks...One thing for sure, it's NOT going to be a Frigidaire. "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, ah,..ehr...you can't fool me again!"