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Ice formation Excessive ice forms on bottom of freezer and evap coil. Water then drips into refrigerator. Have manually removed ice and defrosted several times, then problem returns. Have unplugged refrigerator each time to reset. No luck.

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  • clubrotary82 Aug 19, 2010

    I have a single door 165 ltrs refrigerator. I am facing the problem of excessive ice formation on the cooling coil in side the refrigerator.

    The problem started after refilling of the cooling gas. Please help me in solving this problem.

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Sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

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