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Ice is melting and unit is buzzing for a couple of minutes then stops, then starts buzzing again. The refrigerator is approx. 5 yrs. old.

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It sounds to me, unfortunately, the compressor is locked up. You could either have a tech change it out or replace the fridge.

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Our refrigerator is 2 years old a few months ago the back wall of the freezer was covered in ice and everything had melted. i took everything out melted the ice off the wall of the freezer and it started...


your defrost heater behind this wall isnt working to defrost the unit,a block of ice cant pass cold air,its either the heating element or the defrost thermostat or the main board in the rear area of the unit

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Front left side has small puddle of water. front right side has smaller puddle. samsung rs2556sh. approx. 5 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.


Jan 19, 2010 | Samsung RS2556 Side by Side Refrigerator

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I have a side by side Whirlpool refrigerator. It is about 6 yrs old. It has recently started having ice build on the floor of the freezer. Any idea for a fix on this problem?


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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.

Dec 11, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Water dripping on the inside back of the refrigerator and water then freezes at bottom, in and under crisper drawers. Refrigerator is approx 6-7 yrs old and was recently leveled again.


Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curatain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the Freezer is because the water has been leaking into the freezer instead of running into the drain hole...If you need any further assistance please feel free to comment again. good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution thanks! Mike.

Jul 26, 2009 | Refrigerators

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UNIT (ABOUT 4 YRS OLD) STOPPED COOLING FREEZER AND FRIDGE AND MAKES A BUZZING NOISE ABOUT EVERY 5 MINUTES.


buzzing noise is possibly the compressor tring to restart. It sounds as if the compressor is going into thermal overload. I would suggest the replacement of the compressor. Good Luck

Dave

Jul 24, 2009 | KitchenAid KBFA25ER Bottom Freezer French...

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Constant cycling every 4 minutes...then goes to defrost


you may have defrost problem you will have to call them

Apr 07, 2009 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

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INTERMINENT BUZZING NOT COOLING


from your description it sounds as if the compressor is not starting up. the buzzing noise usually occurs approx. ever 3-5 minutes and is followed by a click. this indicates either a bad start relay or a stuck compressor. and from the model you listed it is most likely the compressor. if the unit is under 5 yrs old it should still be in warranty thru sears.
Thanks for using FixYa Peyton

Feb 18, 2009 | Kenmore 71812 / 71814 / 71819 Bottom...

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Buzzing sound, freezer nor fridge cooling


sounds like a compressor issue, perhaps the good news would be if its just under 5 yrs, youll have a 5 yr warr onthe compressor assy.( you should anyway) ck your manual for warr info

Nov 20, 2008 | Frigidaire FRT21H8 Top Freezer...

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Refrigerator buzzing for 10 seconds every 4 or 5 minutes


Buzzing is usually a fan, like one in the freezer, or back bottom - for cooling the freon. The compressor over-heat usually will make a single click (off) and a few minutes later a click (on). If the fan in the freezer stops working well, the freezer will frost up and the fridge section will not be cold enough.

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