My fridge started getting a little frosty in the freezer and then some ice coming from the vent in the top left of the fridge. I just kindof adjusted the knobs and cleaned out the frost. But everything was reaaally frozen and i kept turning it down. The frost has gotten way worse and today there are puddles of ice in the bottom. The fridge seems a little warmer despite turning that part up. I keep breaking up the ice as I'm afraid of the door freezing as I read on here. Help - my husband's out of town and his Dad and him wedged this fridge in there so tight I can't budge it to unplug it so I'm just going to turn it to off and do the suggested defrosting with the shop vac. I just went grocery shopping this weekend and am thankful that it's atleast cold out for my coolers of food!
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Re: Whirlpoolpool side by side
The pattern of frost buildup would indicate to me that the freezer door may not be fully closing due to a product on the door or shelve. Frost only on the back wall would indicate a defrost system problem. Frost like snow on product packages indicates air leaking into the freezer in some way.
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3 things If you have ice on the freezer side. 1. defrost timer not working 2. blower fan failed, if it has one 3. defrost limit switch failed.. i dont think it is #2 but 1 or 3 last but not least your defrost heat coil has failed
if you can hear the fan still blowing but no cold air coming up to fridge section a common problem with bottom mount freezers is the door gets left open and the air ducts freeze up and the air can't blow up to the top.turn the control off in the freezer.remove the top shelf and the door,check to see if there are any screws one on each side of the slide arms,if there are remove them and lift the door up and out,with a hair dryer melt out the ice by blowing the hot air up each side of the back wall,also if the back inside wall of the freezer is covered with ice or like snow then you have a defrost problem but if there's no ice on back wall do what i said and blow the air up the sides of the back wall through the vents until no more water is seen dripping through the vent holes,then turn the freezer back on and check to see if you feel cold air blowing in through the vents in the fridge section,if you feel cold air then you're all set,if not keep blowing the hot air up the sides until it's melted out.let me know what you find,you'll know if the door was left open,ice will be on the ceiling near the light switch and sometimes on the top of the freezer door
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
I have a Whirlpool ED5FHGXNQ00 side by side.for a while it started to show signs of warming up in the fridge side.i noticed the dust built up underneath on the coils and cleaned it.i left it of*** night to defrost.have not plugged it back in yet.but in the freezer behind the panel there was ice build up to the right of the evaporator fan on the plastic scroll.i cleaned that upturned it on and noticed that there was very little air coming through the top air scoop vent in the fridge side.when I open the freezer door it allows more air though(probably to compensate).anyway I read alot on this issue and some say it's the defrost timer boardsome thermostat.the compressor stays pretty hotbut the freezer works fine.please help.
check if there are frost at the back of the freezer wall, if there is then you have a defrost issue.
if not, check the vents if air is coming out on the fridge side. close the freezer door, press the door switch on the fridge side and feel the air. if there is no air, the evaporator fan could be shut.
if there is little air, check the vent, insert a small rigid wire, push the vent or flapper open and make the air stronger. you have a vent controll problem.
if there are ice in the vent, thaw it out and hope it won't freeze again.
many times when a unit has a defrost problem the coils freeze up and do not allow the fresh food side to cool properly...check for a build up of ice on the inside back wall of the freezer compartment. if there is a build up of ice, you have a defrost problem. Also, check to make sure the evaporator fan in the freezer is blowing the air into the fresh food side.
it is only my best guess but it sounds like you could have a bad defrost timer or a bad defrost heater which will need to be replaced and even if you defrost it will come back quickly but a good way to rapid defrost is to place a blow dryer in a small pan and place in freezer on low with fan inlet side up checking on periodically to be sure not over heating it will defrost fairly quickly ,be sure the fan side for the inlet of dryer in not obstructed so dryer will not over heat, the causes of icing are the most common and can vary from case to case