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Upright freezer.Two shelves freeze up. One doesn't. Why and is this a problem

I'm defrosting my freezer. Two of the shelves are covered in frost. The middle one has no frost on it. Just wondering why.

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  • mrsridge02 Nov 02, 2008

    When I plug it back in, I will check the shelf again. So far, the freezer works fine. Thanks for the answer.

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Look to see if the shelves are in fact not shelves but evaporator coils . if the shelf is connected to small tubing, then that tubing flows freon that freezes the shelf. if its clearly not connect to any tubing or piping then its just a shelf and gets residual cold from evaporator shelves. if it is connected to tubing like the others and not getting cold then you have whats called a restriction. . particles have plugged the tubing and no freon is feeding the shelf. if that is happening then consider having a pro recover the gas , unplug the tubing , replace the drier and recharge it. if its an older unit and you are getting by then maybe not worth the expense.

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SOURCE: top & middle shelves COVERED with frost/ice, not middle

That is normal. The refrigerant runs through those shelves. They are the evaporator side of the unit.That is where the freezing effect comes from.
Check door seals for leaking air.
Keep door openings to a minimum.
Get in there and get out.
Those things will help prolong frost/ice buildup.

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