Need to take off u-line 2075 drawer refrigerator doors - how?
My drawer refrigerator ices up constantly, to the point where we can't close the drawers and have to thaw it out.
We would like to be able to take off the drawers, so this is easier to do, but it says only a service technician should take them off...I can't figure out how to take them off...does anyone know how?
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Re: need to take off u-line 2075 drawer refrigerator...
Frost in u-line drawer dwrr models happens because of 3 things. The most common is that the drawer wasnt sealing properly. At the ends of the slides you see a white plastic end. This is called door closers. Remove your drawers,Unplug the top drawer. Then remove the closers on all slides. Take a small screw driver then push on the top of the slide. You should see a piece of the closers. While pushing down pull the ends out.You see the hook and spring, sometimes the hooks get off track and keep the drawer from closing. By keeping them out this should help. Also if you have vegetables keep them in sealed containers. The 3rd thing is you have the display set at 34 and this will cause the unit to run 100% of the time. Recomend 36 degrees.
Re: need to take off u-line 2075 drawer refrigerator...
Had the same problem of frost build up causing the drawers not to close completly, my solutuion was to remove the drawers, Take the two small screws off on the sliders of each drawer. Lift out the drawers, front end is heavy so get a good grip. I was able to defrost overnight with towels stuck inside to absorb water. I couldn't chip away the ice, had to let it melt. I see a small drain hole in the bottom, however, I see no accessible drain pan, therfore used towels.
Supposedly these are frost-free appliances....not. I will be contacting U-Line to find out what is causing frost build up
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
Refrigerators with freezer drawers are nice up until the time that you need to call a service technician, and find out it cost about 40% more than a top or side by side refrigerator to repair.
If you leave your freezer drawer not completely closed, outside warm air enters your freezer and you get Ice build up on the rail system. It is difficult to see if the freezer drawer is completely closed because the fresh food section doors above block the view.
If you can pull the drawer out part of the way, use a hair dryer directly on the rail system on both sides in a effort to melt the restricting ice. Take your time. This may take several hours at which time you will push and pull on the drawer every 30 minutes until you break the rail system free from ice restriction.
After you have the door free, with a kitchen spatula and a hair dryer heat the gasket around the freezer door gasket pulling the gasket out to repair a possible crushed door gasket and not having a goo seal.
I have gone on service calls where the rail system ice was so built up, all I could do was to advise the customer to unplug the refrigerator for 36-24 hours to clear the ice from the rail system.
This is a common problem with drawer freezers. Next time get either a top mount refrigerator freezer or a side by side. Lower repair cost and more reliable.
there is some ice that has frozen the door in a fixed potion, if you have hair dry put on warm point toward where it hinges other than that call some service person to help you.
you mite call the manufacture customer service dept. ask for service
technician, explain whats wrong and see what they say. it never a bad question, or to ask for help!!
It sounds like you either have a drawer that's off track, or something has fallen behind the drawer, not allowing the drawer to close. Empty the freezer, and pull the drawer all the way out. Look behind the basket of the drawer and see if some thing has fallen behind it. If nothing is behind the drawer, then the drawer must be off track. At this point, you'll need to pull the drawer out to the most extended point. Now push the drawer back in about 3-4 inches an **** it open fairly hard. Not hard enough to move the whole refrigerator. Just enough to put the drawer back on track. Hope this helps. : )
Check top see if the arms of the drawer are fully seated into the rails which support it and extend from inside the freezer when the drawer is opened. On most french door refrig's, there are hooks on the back side and tabs on the front side which are sometimes hard to get back in. Then the door is locked into the rail with a screw at the point where the rail meets the freezer door.
Make sure that there is nothing blocking the drawer on that side. If there is nothing there carefully inspect the drawer closure. There should be a little catch point when closing the drawer that makes it pull closed on it's own. If you are still having an issue you will want to replace the rail/slide assembly. Good luck!
Frost buildup on food and ice around the door is due to warm air infiltration. This sounds like a door closure problem. Be sure that nothing is interfering with the drawer as it closes. Be sure to open the upper door and look down at the drawer top to see that the gasket is hitting the steel frame of the cabinet. Look all the way around the entire drawer front checking the seal. Also open the drawer and hold it as it closes, so that if there is any food product binding it you will see it get hung open. Good luck.
Okay, I fixed it for now. The design for this bottom freezer drawer is not good. What happened was most likely that my son slammed the door, and it bounced and was slightly open. Overnight, ice started to form all over the compartment, including inside the drawer guides. Some ice was probably obstructing the drawer glide from sliding shut.
What I did, not thinking this was the solution, was to prop chairs against the drawer to close it while I searched for answers on the Internet. In the meantime, some of this ice must have refrozen in the closed position (due to the weight of the chairs). When I went to check it later, I had a little trouble opening the drawer. I gave it a hard yank and some small frost flew off, as I opened the drawer.
It was not easy sliding it due to the frost. I then moved it out and in until it felt smooth, and finally closed the drawer and it stayed in the shut position.
Kids are instructed to close the drawer gently and visually check that it is sealed. There is also an air passage between the refrigerator unit and the freezer so that when you close the double french doors, some air pushed to the freezer section and momentarily pops the drawer open. You should make sure that the drawer closes before leaving the kitchen. If you are on vacation, prop chairs to make sure both the freezer drawer and the french doors stay closed. This is important if you're in an earthquake area as a small tremor could open the doors and you'll get a fire when the lights stay on and burn through the wiring (as others have noted).
You said, you got this whirlpool double door refrigerator for 4 years.
about 1.5k. the second year, right after warranty, the main brain is
down-the light panel in the refrigerator is off. whirlpool tech told me
to replace it will cost me 500, so you decide not to do it. Now you
bad frosting issue for 6 month. Inside the Refrigerator, the water keep
on dripping on side wall and glass drawer ceiling. In the freezer,
frosting all over each drawer, and the bottom drawer has too many
frosting and ice that i can hardly close the door. Last night, the
refrigerator section just don't get cold anymore, it shuts up by itself.
Help!! It is an very expensive refrigerator and ONLY 4 years old .
First,I think you need to have a new tech.
It sounds like you have either an air leak allowing out side air in and this causes the icing.
Or you may need some freon (coolant gas) .
If your freon pressure is low it can ice up.
Did that tech that was there check for a freon leak and also check the pressure of the freon in the lines???
You need to call a different tech and let him see what's happening.
Some company that is reliable!
Let me know what they do for you. God bless, Huuum please remember to leave a rating.