Freezer icing up?
I have a LG Fench door frig.with the freezer on the bottom. The freezer is icing up all the food as well as the back panel around the fan vent and the shelves. I tried raising the temp.in the freezer and it got worse. Any tips on how to solve this problem. Thanks Bruce.
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drain is frozen up. unplug and leave bottom door open for 24 hours and may be ok. Only alternative is to remove the bottom of the fresh food section and de-ice with blow dryer. If it does it again then the Styrofoam between frig and freezer must be replaced.
to save the most electricity.??? turn off // ha ha // to run any frig properly try to keep ref side ( fresh food at 36 to 38 deg and freezer if it has ice maker around 0 to 5 deg . . . to save power . keep the coils clean and door seal clean . make sure doors close properly and seals are good . mm
If you have ice build up behind the panel inside the freezer, you most likely have a bad defrost heater. You can remove the back inside panel of the freezer. Take a hair dryer and defrost the ice. When the ice is gone you can inspect the heaters. If they are not fixed it will continue to happen. When the coils ice over, first the freezer will get warmer. The first complaint is that the ice maker stops working. Then the ice cream starts melting (Due to the sugar in ice cream, it has to be around 0 degrees to stay froze solid). Then the fresh food section starts warming due to the fans not being able to force air into the fresh food section.
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The fan that circulates air in the freezer compartment is frozen & not circulating air - resulting in a freezer compartment that is cool but not cold.The reason is that the “heater & bracket” that warms & defrosts the evaporator coil & the fan above it has died & w/no defrosting, the coil & the fan load up with frost & ice & stop working.
Temporary Solution: 1) Unplug the frig. 2) Take all the food & shelves out of the freezer.Put it ALL in one cardboard box; this will keep it from defrosting while you get the freezer working. 3) Take out the ice maker storage bin (the thing that's full of ice cubes) & dump the ice cubes.(if you leave them in the freezer, they will melt & refreeze & make a disaster). 4) There is a metal panel below the lights & it should have frost & ice built on it. 5) Get two (not one) hair driers, set them on high heat & melt all the frost & ice & keep on melting & defrosting for about 10 minutes. 4) Plug the frig back in. 5) The freezer fan should be turning. 6) Put the shelf & food back in & close the door. 7) Expect this problem to reoccur in one to four months...
Solution: 1) Get a “heater & bracket” GE part number WR51X10055, about $30 w/shipping on eBay.This is for a GSS25KGSA GE side by side (the last two letters WW, BB, & CC are colors).If you have a different GE side by side, the correct part number can easily be found at www.searspartsdirect.com.Nice drawings. 2) Unplug the frig. 3) Take all the food & shelves out of the freezer.Put it ALL in one cardboard box; this will keep it from defrosting while you get the freezer working. 4) Take out the ice maker storage bin (the thing that's full of ice cubes) & dump the ice cubes. 5) Take out the light cover.One Philips screw on top & two press-to-release plastic things on the bottom. 6) Unscrew the light bulbs. 7) Take out the metal panel below the lights.Four ¼” screws.It is held in by two tabs at the top, so swing the bottom out & pull it down.Be careful not to bend it. 8) Get two (not one) hair driers, set them on high hot & melt all the frost & ice on the evaporator coil.Do NOT touch it. 9) Remove the “Heater & Bracket” by unscrewing the two Phillips screws and then unplugging the red & blue wires. 10) Install the new “Heater & Bracket” by plugging in the red & blue wires & replacing the two screws.Be careful not to get it backwards when plugging the wires; only goes one way. 11) Put the back panel back in & secure it with the 4 ¼” screws. 12) Reinstall the lights & cover. 13) Plug the frig back in. 14) Put the shelves & food back in & close the door. 15) Expect this problem to reoccur every 3-4 years; great designs fail after the warranty is up, and keep the repairmen & parts people employed …
p.s. about once a year, you should vacuum all the accumulated dust off the condenser coils. They are hidden behind a metal cover at the bottom back of the refrig. If you don't, expect the dust eventually block all airflow & the compressor will burn up & you will be buying a new frig. Generic GE Side by Side Refrigerators GSS25KGSA, GSS25KGSAWW, GSS25KGSABB, GSS25KGSACC.
Hi, Check in the back rear of the freezer and se if you have ice built up. MOST cases the defrost drain gets plugged behind the rear freezer wall under the evaporator. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
I have the same problem. Just talked to a friend that's a great appliance repairman. he said I have to remove the panel in the back inside of freezer and there is a drain that gets clogged up, a little hole or tube.
clean that and should work fine and stop leaking. I haven't had time yet, but this weekend I'll do the deed. Hopes this helps ya!
Is your fan blowing in the freezer?
Frost on the back wall of the freezer usually indicates a defrost problem... defrost themostate, heaters, take back panel off and check evap for frost build up and if your fan in working.
you could find ice behind the back panel - worth a check. however the problem is probably ice in the return vent from fridge to freezer and the only way to cure is to switch off and leave for a day with doors open. if im right and you try this, if it re-occurs you may have a problem with the defrost system