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According to your model number a bypass plug wont work. Refer to owners manual. I dont think they make a bypass plug for your model.

Frigidaire... | Answered 16 hours ago

An EF code is indicative of an Evaporator Fan Circuit Failure. Can it be stopped by ice or frost? Absolutely. Press the freezer up button and the freezer down button simultaneously for 6-8 seconds and you will enter a test mode. Every time you press the fresh food button after entering the test you will advance to the next test. They are not in numerical order. Go to test 26 (The defrost circuit test) and it will show CL for closed or OP for open. If it shows OP you have a defrost issue. If CL there is no defrost problem. Next go to test 15 - keeping in mind they ( the tests are Not in numerical order). When you get to 15 press the main power on/off button. The 1st time you press it the display will show LO and the fan should be on low speed. The next time you press the power button it will show HI, and the fan should be on high. It is a twelve vdc fan motor wire colors red, yellow, brown, and blue. They originate at the j6a and j4a connectors. If the fan does not come on in the test the check will be made at the control. There should always be 12vdc between brown and red, and there should be 9 - 12 vdc between brown and yellow in the test. The blue wire is a tach wire and feeds info back to the lower control which is located behind the kick plate underneath the unit. EX factory service 22 years currently an instructor. If you are not equipped with the proper tools and or knowledge please call a competent technician. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 21, 2019

Would need the model number
Either screws in front or snap spring clips

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 20, 2019

Would need the model number
Usually 2 screws through the plastic grill in the front
Or a snap spring clips are holding it in.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 20, 2019

H1 means the refrigerator or freezer side is to warm
Are the controls set properly?
Is the rear wall of the freezer full of snow?
Is the outside edge of the refrigerator warm or hot to the touch?

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 20, 2019

Sounds like the defrost drain at the bottom of the freezer section is frozen over and clogged.
shut the refrigerator off, remove the food in the freezer
remove the shelves
remove the lower panel on the rear wall
at the bottom is the drain pan with a hole
my guess that it is full of ice?
use hot sink water and remove the ice
then use a turkey baster to clear the hole and the hose.
If the water still won't drain your going to have to manually clean the hose.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 20, 2019

Unfortunately, there is no good way I can think of to know without actually replacing the board. I recently replaced fans on a modern fridge (GE) only to be left with the control board being the only likely remaining suspect. Many on the internet posted that they had to replace the board to fix their problems. However, my brother was tired of trying to fix the fridge, and he got rid of it instead.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 15, 2019

No household units use ammonia as a coolant. IF it did and it leaked, you would know it immediately. If the unit still works, there is no issue with the Freon that is in it. The odor could be a sealant that was used to make the interior of unit. You did not say how old it is. Freon can have an odor to it but the unit would stop working correctly pretty fast.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 11, 2019

Did you disconnect and reconnect any of the electrical plugs? These are touchy and need to be tightly connected. Try some conductive lubricant on the connections, make sure they're as tight as possible. Wait 24 hrs then check for ice.
Hope this fixes it.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 10, 2019

Unfortunately, the SY EF error can mean a problem with the electronic control board or the fan. Check your wiring. It's possible that the wiring harness isn't fully seated (at the fan in the freezer or the electronic control board) or one of the wires in the harness is broken. If those are okay and the problem persists, then a new control board is needed.

I wish that I had better news for you.

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 07, 2019

Unplug your refrigerator from the ac outlet, and 0open theref door for approx. 5 minutes. Then plug it again, after you hear the beeping close the door. wallah it's fixed.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 02, 2019

Good Morning Friend,

I understand you are receiving an "SY EF" code on your Frigidaire refrigerator, model# FRS3R5EMB. The "SY EF" code stands for system error with the evaporator fan. This possibly means that there is something going on with your evaporator fan or it could possibly be a false error code. . I suggest resetting your appliance, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 3-5 minutes. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully.

-Best Regards-

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 27, 2019

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