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Have a hoover B48TF fridge / freezer. Keeps icing up. have replaced defrost timer and element but it still icing up in freezer water troff and blocking the air flow to fridge HELP

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This could also be an issue with simply too much food in the fridge blocking some of the air channels or that there are containers in there which are uncovered which contribute to high humidity in the box.The unit may also be left open too much.  
Before blaming the manufacturer/servicer...let's look at the usage cycle.  This ice is coming from somewhere!  Do a full defrost of the unit.  Keep it closed after loading in food.  What is the temperature in the box?  40F in the fridge and 0 F in the freezer is about right.  Use an outdoor thermometer and check after an hour of closed door.  

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SOURCE: Fridge Freezer ices up

easy....drain hole iced up....when it defrosts it will flood base of freezer....24 hour switched of to defrst it will cure it

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.
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check , defrost heater, defrost thermostat. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the adaptive defrost control. Part 13 in this diagram.
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Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Hoover Contour HE423UFL fridge freezer continually frosts over?

I am on my fourth timer for this problem. Seems to fix the problem each time. You must remove the big chunk of ice covering the drain hole before you operate the fridge with the new timer. The contacts in the timer get burnt due to arcing inside the switch. The heating element seems to always work ok, but if the element is no good the fridge will not defrost.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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  • This model fridge utilizes a adapted defrost board not the common defrost timer. See pic.
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  • You can force your unit into defrost which is explained in great detail here http://www.applianceaid.com/adaptive_defrost.html I know this information just as well but I want to get it to you the quickest I can and this is the fastest way.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for choosing FixYa.

Regards, Tony

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