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Fridge freezes I have a GE fridge about 18 years old. Model LW18JZVRW-1. Ice forms up around the evaporator fan the coils have frost on them. How can I prevent the ice forming. The fan blades did get broken I have a new fan but want to stop the ice forming before I install the new fan

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SOURCE: GE monorgram frost in the ice shute

Sounds like the ice door in the dispenser isn't closing properly or all the way which lets warm air in condensates then freezes.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Refrigerator forms and Ice dam which stops the evaporator fan from turning.

is it defrosting theres a glass tube which is the defroster bar,there known to have these fail

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Food and water freezes but ice cream is soft

Check the door gasket seal.
Open the door for a few seconds and then close.
Immediately open the door again, and, if sealing properly, it should take more pulling force to open the door.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

mgprice
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SOURCE: fridge/freezer cooling inefficiently

Either the repair guy did not wire up the heater correctly or he replaced the wrong part, if the heater was good it was likley to be the defrost thermostat...I would call the repair guy back to check.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I ice maker keeps freezing in our side by side GE fridge.

This annoying problem can have a variety of causes. Check these four things first:

  1. Make sure the water supply is greater than 20 psi. If too low, thewater valve won’t seat properly and it’ll “weep.” Common causes of lowpressure are gunked-up saddle tap valves, kinked water supply line, andusing a reverse osmosis filter to supply water to the icemaker.
  2. Check between the valve diaphram and valve seat for sediment. If found, do not attempt to repair, buy a new valve.
  3. Check to see if the black, flexible portion of the fill tube iswrinkled, twisted, or kinked which can cause ice dams that block thefill tube.
  4. Find out if the water has been shut off while the icemaker has kepton cycling. This, too, can cause the fill tube to freeze up.
If all the above checks out and you’re still getting fill tube freeze-ups,then best get a service guy to take a look. It could be a complicated repair.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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Ice cube maker and fan has stopped working in the freezer section,and ice has started to appear half wY up the freezer section,can anyone help?


Ice accumulation may or may not be related to the failure of ice maker and fan. If the fan has simply failed, then frost will build up as a result of cold air not being circulated in the freezer. If there is no evidence of physical impedance such as accumulated ice blocking operation of the fan; remove the fan, check function outside the unit and replace the fan if it does not work when you apply AC. Avoid electrical shock!

The major cause for ice appearing in freezer: When the defrost cycle begins, the freezer elements are heated to melt accumulated frost. If the melt water is blocked from draining, ice will build up from repeated freezing and melting, thereby decreasing functionality to the point of complete failure. You must find the blockage and remove it.

Blockage is from food particles which have entered the drainage tube and failed to pass to the evaporating pan located in the area of the compressor which from the heat of the compressor allows drainage water to evaporate. The principle is simple and direct, but accessing the components to remove the blockage without permanently damaging the fridge can be frustrating, and will be messy dealing with accumulated ice while the contents of the freezer you placed on your kitchen table are defrosting. Removing ice is best accomplished by melting it with a good hair dryer. Big towels, water collecting pans, patience and extreme persistence are also required. You will be amazed at the amount of ice you will be dealing with. Unplug the fridge and do not chip at the ice.

If your unit is still under warranty, do not hesitate to call for repairs. When the service person attends the problem, watch carefully, note the sequence of operations, closely observe his or her technique, because this will happen again. Clearing this ice can cost you $300 or more each visit.

Some designs have called for a restricting nipple located at the end of the tube supplying the evaporation pan. This serves to impede the tiniest of debris inside the tube, progressively freezing the blocked water up to and beyond the drain located under the freezing fins then into the freezing compartment itself. Remove that nipple! Your repairman will not remove it because it voids the warranty if you still have one. The nipple is there to assure the industry you will be buying another $2000 unit soon.

My first fridge lasted 37 years before I decided to purchase a new one due to increasing inefficiency. I unblocked its drain tube twice in those 37 years. There were no restricting devices. The particles were simply inevitable chunks which got caught over time and unlike modern units, were easy to access. That unit was a large GE frost-less, We were careful through the years to keep dust from the condenser coils..... so we thought. When I got the unit into the yard, I tipped it forward to discover dust impacted around the 18 inch condenser coil stack inaccessible when the fridge was in the kitchen. A high pressure water source was required to blast away that densely compacted dust. After the unit dried, I plugged it in and the efficiency was as good as new, but I already had a new unit filled with food, standing in the kitchen where the old GE once stood. Despite that, the new fridge uses only an average of 30 watts continuous power, cutting my electric bill in half, paying for itself in saved power consumption over three years.

Regarding the new unit, I had to clear the melt tube twice. First time under warranty, second and last time after I fixed it. My brother bought the very same unit, having refused the expensive extended warranty, called me about two years after purchasing it mentioning ice accumulation in his freezer. I told him what to do over the phone. He bought me some beer.

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The 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 tube may 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 baster will 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 back of the freezer.

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Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
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Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


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Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

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I have a lg fridge/freezer model grb218juda. The freezer is at the bottom and a thick layer of ice keeps forming which i have to scrape away monthly. the seal is not worn and this appliance is 3 years old


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Your drain tube may 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 baster will 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.
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Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
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Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm

Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

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