Condensation on refrigerator front btwn top freezer and refrigerator doors
Frigidaire top freezer, bottom fridge. Actually is model FRT18TJHW1, but that is not in the product list below. It is going on 8 yrs old. Dial settings in both areas have not been changed in years. Same quantity of items in each area as typically are there. Neither area is empty or unusually full. We have recently noticed moisture on the front face of refrigerator - both underneath and below the edge of the freezer door bottom edge gasket. It is causing mildew/mold to form in the ridges of the top gasket of the refrigerator door. The freezer door gasket seems like it is nice and snug, but how can I know? What else can I check for? Any ideas?
Re: Condensation on refrigerator front btwn top freezer...
I have the same problem with my frig in the basement. I get condensation and resulting mold on the top outer surface and related areas. This is from the surface being cold, with resulting outside moist air condensing on the cold surface. Best solution - spray/wipe the surface with a bleach and water solution, let it soak a few minutes, then wipe off with a rag. Add a drop of dishwasher soap to a mixture of roughly 4 parts water to one part bleach. Repeat if necessary. Do this as often as the problem seems to creep up again. Good luck!
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syringe the tube with clorine bleach.dry out the interior then cover all food to cut down on condensation,although most freezers are "frost free"the fridges ARE NOT.so most of the problems are condensation.....
Make sure your drainage tube is not plugged.
Check inside the back of your fridge to make sure the little cup that collects condensation from your freezer compartment is not plugged with food or ice.
(I had that happen in my fridge,different model). I had lots of water on the floor of the fridge until I found this solution here on fix-ya.
Also, make sure your fridge is set right for the the humidity levels you have may experience.
Get a hold of the manual for your fridge if you don't have it, and make sure freezer is not too cold.
If you have a lot of condensation on the outside of your door, look inside your freezer and try some different settings.
I'm not sure if this helps at all. Try blowing with a blow dryer on your condensation container area on the inside of the fridge.
I'd love to know if this helped.
If it's new I would think the door gasket is ok but that's one thing that could cause it.
The air has to circulate by way of a vent between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the vent door is opening when you adjust the fridge temp.
To complete the circulation the freezer fan behind the back panel inside the freezer must work and the evaporator coils near the fan must not be iced up blocking the air flow. (defrost failure.)
1 There is a drain that carries away the water under the cooling coils. These coils are in the freezer section.
2 The damper going to the crisper( s) is open too far allowing cold air to cause condensate on the fridge wall or bottom.
3 The freezer section is not defrosting and there is a spot where the ice buildup is allowing conductive cooling into the refrigerator section and therefore is allowing condensation on the refrigerator wall or ceiling.
4 The refg section has a heater (possibly not positive) in the area of the door frame, or it may have a "power saver" switch. This switch and the heater (if it has a heater it may not have a switch) are designed to stop condensation on the refridg while running. I fit is placed in the "power save" mode it turns off the heater. But, if you live in extream humidity (Great lakes east side or Gulf coats Houstion...) the humid air will condensate water out and it will collect and settle on the floor.
5 Door gaskets are not sealing especially on the bottom of the door. This allows warmer air into the fridge section and it is condensation on floor under the crisper.
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You probably need a new door deal for the freezer. When you cet too much condensation in the freezer, it drains down the back of the refrigerator section during the defrost cycle. Check under the produce bins for a drain. If you don't have one, you're not alone. I used to have have to wipe mine out every other day until I finally replaced the seal.
if the door seals are both ok, check and see if she has any open containers in the fridge juice ect that may be allowing moisture to escape. a model number and serial nuber off the sticker in the fridge would help me with more ideas.