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Build-up of a mountain of ice in freezer

Gladiator (Whirlpool) Freezerator Freezer is 3 years old and is placed in my garage (no heat or cooling). On warm humide days there is condensation in the refriderator at the top near the front door, hinge side. Apparently this condesation builds up and drips down into the freezer creating a mountain formation of ice. This appliance was designed for garage use, hot / cold / humid is not suppose to have an affect on functionallity. Note - I started to have this problem after moving to a new home one year ago. Additionally the appliance is not perfectly level/stable.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Whilpool Gladiator Freezerator not blowing cold air in bottom freezer

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    The freezer will build up condensation and then ice at the front of the ice box. It'll also drip down toward the hole where ice would come out (for the door).

    When this happens the door is harder to open close - because of additional ice build up.

    Additionally, the water on the door works, but the ice does not. Crushed ice can come out - but never cubed (even if I've recently defrosted/chipped away at the ice build up).

    Any thoughts?

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Replace the heater tube inside the freezer under the cooling fan good luck

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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