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I have a bottom freezer kenmore refrigerator. it started making a loud grinding noise and has an ice build up in back of the freezer. model #795.71302.011. please help!

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It has a defrost problem.  Most likely cause would be the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator behind the back panel in the freezer.  Next most common would be the defrost timer.  Third would be the defrost heater.  Let me know if you want to try to test these parts.  If so I will need the entire model # from the sticker in the fridge or on older models on a plate at the bottom front below the door.

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You are seriously frozen up. Defrost the unit completely. Then, be aware that 'window shopping', leaving uncovered liquids in the box and poor door sealing (too heavy a load on the door ... too much on shelves) can cause condensation. Defrost with hot air or leave unplugged and open for about 2 days. You'll see alot of water come out.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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unplug it again , sounds like your drain line has frozen, instaead of defrost water going down the tube and under refrig in drain pan, becuse tube is frozen its draining into freezer compartment and eventually spilling out through front of unit. totally defrost unit and behind back wall of freezer youll see a metal trough designed to catch water, in the center (under the ice is gonna be the drain hole, pour boiling water down until it runs freely

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator model 46-66812 ice build up on the bottom shelf of freezer

your drain is blocked and it causes blockage and then ice forms..turn of for 24 hoyrs and it should be alright

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SOURCE: Amana French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator making noise but not making ice

The noise you hear is the ice maker trying to make ice without a water supply. Check the line to make sure you didn't knock anything loose or kink it when changing the filter, and check for a plugged line. It could be that there is ice build up in the line, a defrost will cure that.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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There is a fan in the back of the freezer that runs when the compressor is running. It sounds like you have ice build up around the fan.
You could have one of these problems: (Sorted by most likely to least likely)
1) Auto Defrost timer, defrost bi-metal or defrost heater is defective - the unit will go into auto defrost about twice a day, if this fails you will have lots of ice built up around the cooling fins and sometimes on the fan. Pull the back off the inside of the freezer and check for ice build up around the cooling fins, there should be none or very little if its running normal.

2) Bad door gasket - if the freezer door is leaking warm moist air inside the freezer it could be condensing around the fan causing ice (you will also see ice build up on things inside your freezer too).

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My refrigerator side is making a grinding noise and today I noticed that it is warm. the freezer side is fine. I have a frigidaire frs26kf6e.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

That grinding noise is usually ice build up on the evaporator coils to the point that the evaporator fan blades strike the ice build up. i.e. Possibly an automatic defrosting problem.

Here is what you can do to find out.

1. Unplug the refrigerator
2. Remove the contents from the freezer section
3. Place a fan blowing into the freezer compartment for a little over 2 hours. THIS MAKES A WATER MESS so be prepared.
4. After the manual defrosting period with the fan then reload the freezer.
5. Plug the unit back in
6. After 4 hours recheck your freezer and fresh food section temps.
7. You should no longer hear the grinding sound

It is highly probable that the ice build up will repeat. If it does then for sure you have an automatic defrosting problem and will need to service the defrosting problem. At least you will know what caused the grinding noise.

If after all of this that grinding noise you heard is still present you will have to check the evaporator fan assembly for signs of bearing wear.
If the grinding noise is coming from the compressor... bad news the compressor rotor is dragging and that requires a compressor replacement.

Your parts can be found here:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/modelsearch.aspx?model=frs26kf6e

(there are 2 missing digits from the model number)

Click on the model number of your exact model and the parts page will appear.

Thanks for using FixYa

Kelly



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Unplugging for an hour won't allow it to defrost if that is what the problem is.

Look inside the freezer at the back wall. Look for heavy accumulations of ice building on the cooling coil, which is behind the back wall panel. You may have to look in the louvers or past where the evap fan is located.

Once we know if there is heavy frost or ice there, we'll have a better idea how to resolve. Is there any warranty on this refrigerator that you know of, besides the 5 year compressor warranty?

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Dripping sound.
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There is a fan in the freezer section and in some models in the back and bottom of your refrigerator to circulate air. This is a normal sound.
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* Popping, crackling, or sizzling about once a day.
If your model is self-defrosting, the defrost system utilizes a heater to remove the ice and frost from the freezer coil. During this period you will hear some expansion noises as heat is applied to the coil and you may experience some sizzling sounds as the melting water drips on the heater.
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If you have an ice maker equipped model, the ice maker will call for water as the old batch of cubes is ejected and the ice maker starts to make more cubes. This will last for about 10 seconds and is normal.
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