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Black wire that goes from top to bottom on back of refrigerator is frosting up..

There's a black wire on the back of the refrigerator that comes out the top and its frosting up.

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You sure it is not a tube? If it is the tube going up TO freezer from the high pressure side of the compressor then you are low on gas - evaporation is taking place there instead of the evaporator coil in freezer compartment.. If it is the tube returning to the compressor from the evaporator you have too much refrigerant - but this is only the case if you recently had unit serviced and maybe too much refrigerant was introduced into the system.

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

Testimonial: "Thank you Richie46, it is a tube. it had black insulation on it and i thought it was a large wire. lol anyhoo. There was also a putty wrap that had fallen off from the opening at the top that seamed to wrap around the tube to seal the opening. i put it back and now the frost is gone. Not sure that had anything to do with it, but I will keep an eye on the refrigerant and compressor. Thanks so much. Single female learning to take care of myself. lol"

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Here is what to check to check on the defrost system;

DEFROST HEATER ...remove back wall of freezer and you will see a black heater at the bottom of the coil thats frosted up,it looks similar to the bake element in your oven,or in some cases it is going to be a spiraled wires inside of a glass tube. To check it,use a multimeter set to the lowest ohms of resistiance setting and follow and find the wires at the top of that frosted coil,unplug/disconnect those wires and check for continuty with around 5-20 ohms of resistiance. If it has that amount of ohms the heater is good. If your meter display does not change or displays OL the defrost heater is broke and needs to be replaced

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