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Re: Freezer melts then freezes again
Hi thanks for the question is this a new fridge . if it is the fridge does shut down to enable the freezer to thaw. if it did not do that do that the freezer would ice up . not cooling the fridge part thanks for the question
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The auto defrost timer may be broken. The freezer is going for a too long time in the heat cycle. Also ice can be stuck behind the cooling circuit and the cold air is not circulating well. Check if water is going in the evaporating pan at the bottom of the fridge. It should have a little water everyday.
The defrost cycle is melting ice that will not go down the drain tube in the rear of the freezer. This can be a clogged tube due to debris, organic growths or ice blocking flow. What doesn't end up dripping into the fridge ends up freezing in the freezer compartment. Make sure the fridge is level or tilted back slightly.
Unplug the fridge from power. Remove the contents of the freezer and remove the ice maker, back wall plate and floor plate in the freezer section. Remove ice build up on the floor and tray in the freezer by thawing and soaking up water. Flush hot water (use a turkey baster to get at it) at the opening of the drain hose that is connected to the tray to thaw any ice.. once flowing to the evapraor tray under the fridge, mix up 1/2 oz of bleach and 4 oz of water and pour down the tube to kill any bacteria.
Reassemble and restock the freezer. Monitor the temperature of the fresh food (34 deg) and freezer (0 deg) compartments. If you notice the temperatures start to climb, there may be a problem with the defrost timer, terminator, etc. and may require a pro's help.
Even though it doesn't seem like it's coming from your freezer, morre than likely that's where it's coming from. At the back of the fridge there will be a drip tray that actually catches the water from the thawing freeze. One way to avoid access water is to simply turn down your freezer and fridge. Usually if they are number 0-10, both frigde and freezer should be set on the 5 level.
This could be your heater has malfuncutioned and what is happening is that when you turn it on the freezer is trying to get cold and frost and the heater is staying on and letting things melt very fast and causing a water problem
Your defrost drain in the freezer is frozen closed.
Turn the fridge off.
Remove the rear freezer panel.
Remove the visible ice.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the drain hole in the back of the freezer in the center of the drain trough.
If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me
HII Your drain line is plugged remove evaporator cover and get a hair dryer and remove all the ice built up on the drain line its a hole just below the evaporator..show here the hole is on the left side.Good