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Ice build up in freezor compartment , on food and in ice bin

Ice keeps building up inside of the freezor and in the ice bin. I have read teh trouble shooting section of teh manual and i don't know if teh automatic defrost cycle was completed or how to know that. the door seeems to be shutting all teh way and iam not sure if teh vents are blocked. Ttheir is a red flashing light nect the the ice maker on-off switch.

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The defrost heater may be open (not shorted) Most time the defrost heater lamp has failed. It is behind the panel in the rear of the freezer.

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Scotsman ice machine modelcme506as-32f

Refer to these bin sensor care and cleaning instructions and see if this helps. Pleazer Appliance...

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Additional Maintenance: Bin Controls, Condenser
The bin controls use a system of infrared emitting
and receiving components to sense the build up of
ice in the bin. They are located at the bottom of the
ice outlet port. They must be free of mineral build
up to function properly. To check:
A. Remove front panel.
B. Push and release the off button.
C. Remove top and right side panels.
D. Remove the evaporator cover (on models with
E. Remove the cube deflector.
F. Pull up to remove the cascading shield (on
models with one)
G. Push into the freezing compartment the electric
eye brackets.
H. Examine the bottom of the brackets, there are
two sensors in each bracket, check that they are
clear of mineral build up. They may be wiped clean
with ice machine cleaner to assist in removal of
the build up. Be sure to drain the reservoir or go
thru a Clean cycle to remove residual cleaner.
Note: Do NOT use abrasive materials or cleaner
on the bin sensor lenses. A soft toothbrush is an
effective tool for cleaning these sensors.
Air Filter Replacement
See Page 30 for an illustration of Air Filter
To Clean the Air Cooled Condenser
I. Remove the front panel.
J. Push and release the Off button.
K. Remove the top panel.
L. Remove the right and left side panels.
M. Clean or replace the air filters.
N. Check the fan blade and condenser for grease
or dust build up.
Because air flow is from the inside of the cabinet
out, the inside of the condenser fins will have the
most build up.
A. Place the inlet hose of a vacuum cleaner in the
condenser shroud.
B. While the vacuum cleaner is on, blow
compressed air from the back of the condenser
thru the fins.
C. If grease is present, use coil cleaner on the
condenser. Be sure to wipe up any excess coil
7. Replace the top, left and right side panels.
8. Push and release the Freeze button.
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I have a Maytag refrigerator with above freezer. Model # MTB1956AEB. All of a sudden, the freezer doesn't keep the food frozen. It still works, icecubes are frozen, but icecream is very soft, as if the...

It sounds like your defrost assembly has ceased to function and you have ice build up on the thermostat telling the freezer it is cold enough. Pull power. Take the food out of the freezer, remove shelves and bins, remove inside back cover. IF there is a lot of ice build up behind it then you can either leave the door open so that it will defrost or use a hair dryer to speed the process up.
Once the ice is cleared out, you can plug it up and see if things start working again. At least the freezing and getting cold part. If this worked then you will need to order the defrost assembly using the information from the information plate inside your refrigerator, then install it.

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Freezer is not defrosting

1. Remove all of the food from inside the freezer and place it into the ice chest. Use more than one ice chest, if necessary. Cover the food with ice from a 10 lb. bag of ice. Alternatively, place all of the food from your freezer into the refrigerator compartment, packed tightly together.
2. Place one or two 10 lb. bags of ice into one or two large bowls inside the refrigerator compartment to keep the food chilled. Keep the door to the refrigerator tightly closed and avoid opening it during the freezer defrosting process.
3. Unplug the unit and leave the freezer door open.
4. Let the freezer defrost overnight or for at least eight hours.
5. Use the towels to wipe up the melted ice.
6. Plug in a hair dryer and direct it to the interior of the freezer to melt any remaining ice from the walls and door. Be sure to direct it into the vents of the freezer, too.
7. Wipe up any water from ice melted with the hair dryer from inside and around the freezer.
8. Plug the freezer back into the outlet, and return food still solidly frozen to the freezer compartment from the ice chest or refrigerator. Use any thawed foods within a day or two or discard.

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Refig set at 34 degrees and it might be about 45 degres inside what could be the problem

How about the freezer? Is it cold (about 0 degrees Farenheit). If so, there's probably ice build-up blocking air flow from the freezer to the fresh food compartment. Even though modern refrigerators are 'frost free,' they're really not. Over a period of time, frost can build up in areas where air flow is restricted (like the door that controls air flow between the freezer and fresh food compartment). Take everything out of the refrigerator and freezer and allow both to defrost completely. To avoid an odor problem, clean out any food residue that may have been masked when it was frozen. Be sure to LEAVE THE DOORS OPEN while you're cleaning and until you're ready to turn the unit back on and put your food back in. Hope this helps.

Jun 11, 2009 | Samsung RS2534 Side by Side Refrigerator

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My refrigerator is not keeping my food cold or frozen!!

Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.

Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.

The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.

Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:

  • The defrost timer

  • The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch)

  • The defrost heater

If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem

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Ice build up on coil inside freezer

it can be two things the refrgerator probably has a small refrigerant leak therefore it ices up, or the defrosting heater on the begining of the coil is faulty.

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I've got an electrolux frost free fridge freezer and it is not freezing. The fridge is cool and cold air is entering the freezer compartment but it is not cold enough to freeze the food. I've removed all...

remove the back panel inside the freezer and check for ice build up on the evaporator pipework. if ice build up, this prevents air flow and hence temp rises.
remove ice carefully with a hair dryer and it should work. if problem comes back, you have a problem with the defrost system and get back to me if you want

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Ice maker leaks into the ice storage bin

turn off the power to the appliance and apply a hairdryer to the ice maker compartment for about 2 mins , worked for me.

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Maytag side by side freezer works, fridge does not

the heat is from the condensor keeping the door from frezzing shut it is normal but you need to adjust the food compartment contorl it might say for a for a coler frezzor turn up then you do and the food compartment gets warmer all it is is a air baffle to alow more cold air into the food compartment turn the cold control half way its the one that has off on it and then turn the other control to a lower number to make more cold go into the food compartment

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