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Ice collects in bottom of freezer

In LG 349SQF: Each day a layer of about 2-3 mm of ice collects in the bottom of the freezer compartment. If we leave it water flows onto floor. I suspect a fan is not working, but how do I access it? If not a fan, what is not working? Thanks John

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  • johnpc Jan 08, 2009

    I tested the seal by pulling a piece of paper through seal with door shut. It seemed to grip the paper all around, and looks ok with visual inspection. John

  • johnpc Jan 25, 2009

    Thanks very much. You're the man! (or woman?) Lots of ice, not fixed yet but I'm pretty sure you are correct
    John


  • johnpc Mar 14, 2009

    Just to complete the story, dous32 and ken 169 were spot on. The hole in the tray leads to a hose to a tray sitting on top of a heater unit. Make sure that the hose is not blocked and the tray is not overflowing.

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Ive just actually just fixed our fridge freezer, pull all draws out take out two screw on back panel then remove then pull out the other panel with fan connected.
At the bottom under the coil you will see a shelf all this will be ice pour boiling water on ice and remove when it starts breaking up, you will then see a small hole on the left of the shelf pour hot water down every minute or so and if you have a syringe take excess water out before pouring more boiling water down after a while the hole will a clear up and the ice gone.

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I had the same problem and has now been sorted ,u need to unscrew the white panel at back of freezer and then take out the panel behind that ,there is a tray that runs the width of the freezer with a drainhole at the left-hand side , u will probably find this has ice blocking the water that drains away from the fridge compartment , if u put boiling water and clear the ice u should find the problem resolved , 1 other option is 2 leave the fridge/freezer off for several days and it should defrost the problem , hope this helps

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  • douglas Jan 25, 2009

    glad 2 help john , hope it sorts it 4 u !

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Heya Johnpc,
The best way to check the fan is to open the door and to push in the door switch wait about thirty seconds and you should be able to hear the fan run. If you cannot hear the fan the chances are you should call domestic refrigeration tech out.

Another thing that also makes water gather in the freezer is the freezer door seal is old and not sealing correctly.

Is the freezer working all right still?

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