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Ice build up in back section of a Whirlpool no frost top freezer refrigerator 66"hx30"wx27"d

Hi! This Whirlpool No Frost refrigerator with top freezer builds up heavy ice every 10 days on the back section of the freezer. Then the cold air flow stops to the refrigerator and it no longer cools and spoils the food. The defrost works. After removing all of the food and defrosting it thoroughly, it becomes okay for about week and a half and the problem appears again. Please help. Many thanks.

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  • George Sameyah Aug 10, 2007

    Hi, and thanks for your reply. I don't know as to what you mean regarding whether or not the defrost cycle works right. When I defrost it after the ice build up, it defrosts clean. If the defrost cycle is malfunctioning when it is supposed to work on its own for the "NO FROST" feature and not doing that properly, then I would say there is something wrong with it. But as far as the manually defrosting it, yes it works. Aside from the defrost element, can it be the Thermostat or the Timer? Are these all behind the back section of the freezer? How can I test them? What am I looking to see?
    Thanks again!

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    Ice built up on the back of the freezer. I thoroughly defrosted it for several days to make sure it was completely defrosted. About 2 weeks have passed and the back of the freezer is iced over again

  • gk73097 Jul 15, 2008

    I have a whirlpool top freezer refrigerator mod# ER2CHMXPL00. my problem started with ice build-up in back of freezer and leaking water down the inside back of fridge. I have turned water supply off and problem is now getting worse. Now the freezer is blowing frost like snow and the fridge part is not cooling well at all? Anyone with suggestions? I know the fan in freezer is working and I have turn freezer thermostate on highest setting and fridge on coldest setting, still no change. This unit is only 4 years old!!!! That sucks!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    I have a brand new whirpool and I am getting the same thing frost over eveything like snow in there, I have only had the frige a few months. I thought I would look for a sulution but look like many have this problem. I will call the manufacuter.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    ice keeps building up in the rear of freezer

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    frosts over in back of freezer then starts to thaw out food

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    need to turn freezer off because of ice build up

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    refrigerator don't keep food cold. frost free freezer has ice build up.
    fan just seem to be blowing don't here compresser is not coming on.

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Your sure the defrost cycle works? sounds to me its not. you need to remove the freezer back and check the defrost components. or put it in the defrost cycle and see if it is working. to get that much frost as you describe the dor would have to be left open. also check all door seals. let me know what you find and we can go from there

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