Ice forming on condenser copper tubing GE referigerator
I have a GE side by side no frost TFX22RH about 8 years old. ice forms on copper tubing and fan hits built up ice and freezer temp rises. we put hot water on ice and that worked for about 2 days then thick sheet of ice again built up. what gives.
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Re: ice forming on condenser copper tubing GE...
Is your drain line plugged up under that coil? another thing to check is if the door asket pinched that wold allow ait to infiltrate into the freeze and freeze up the coil. remember to clean under the unit once a year to keep the unit working properly and not having to struggle to condense the refrigerant. Hopt this solution's work for you and have a Happy New Year.
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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use
and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater
comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost
drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the
freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tubemay be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey basterwill usually clear it out. Flushing
it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent
refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the
lower back of the freezer.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the
heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection
may prevent it from freezing.
check that your flapper on the ice shut through the freezer door is fully closed,
make sure there is no ice forming around your evaporator fan, thats the fan in the freezer, if that gets glogged with ice and is forced to stop, it could blow your entire machine control......
the frost in the freezer leads me to believe you may have a defrost issue
Either your water control valve is leaking while off or ice has formed in the fill tube for the ice maker causing the water to spew in directions other than the ice maker or both. A new water control valve may be needed. Part number WR57X10050 Let me know if this helps. Sea Breeze
Turn your refrigerator off and remove the back wall inside your freezer section. Use a hair dryer to melt off all the frost and ice. The frost was blocking the flow of air over those cooling coils, resulting in very little cooling. The most likely cause of this condition is burnt out defrost heater(s). It can also be caused by a bad defrost thermostat, air leakage like a door left open a long time or bad gaskets, or a bad defrost control.
I have had the same problem with ice forming. I found the problem is from the ice maker. The water fill tube delivers water to a plastic piece that acts like a funnel. The water goes through this plastic piece into the ice maker. Ice forms in the plastic funnel piece causing the water to overflow into the ice bin and freezer.
Defrost the unit completely. There may be ice blockage preventing proper cooling. You may also be low on gas. With the unit off for an hour, restart while observing the largest pipe on the compressor. It should frost and then after about 15 minutes either dry out, form ice or water on it. If it is still frosted, it will need a recharge.
The presence of frost indicates that the dispenser(ice) probrably isn't
closing all the way once you get ice. This allows warm air to rise up,
condense and form frost. In all likelihood the solenoid that controls
the opening and closing is bad and needs to be replaced.