My refridgerator forms alot of moisture on the top shelf
I have a frigidaire, it was purchased in the early 2000's, it has a freezer on the top, I do not have the model # or the owners manual. Lately, it has been forming alot of moisture on the top shelf of the refridgerator part. The refridgerator seems to be working well, the freezer part seems to be working too. The moisture turns into water and I have to wipe it off frequently. I changed the lightbulb hoping that would help, but it didn't. Can you give me advice that could possibly fix it. It is white in color, I don't recall the exact date of puchase.
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Re: my refridgerator forms alot of moisture on the top...
Ok sounds to me like you have one of two problems here on the information you gave, the first thing you should do is check the gaskets around freezer and fridge door...use a sheet of paper,shut the door in cirtain places...if the if the paper slides out without tension air from the out side could be getting in and conndensing into water on the roof and dripping down...if this is the case replace the gasket.
Second possiblity and more likley is your drain plug is blocked, this is a tube that leads from below the evaporator to a pan next to the compressor. when the defrost system kicks in the melted ice has nowhere to go because the drain tube is blocked...so it finds its way down the vent into the fridge.
Easy way to check is unplug the appliance...take panel out from back of freezer..normally a few screws..once removed check the evaporator and pan below it..is there ice in the pan below and on the evaporator? yes? you have a blockage.
easy way to fix is to melt ice with hair dryer...once you see the drain hole in bottom of pan below evaporator..dry up access water the pour hot water into pan...wait a few minutes...dry water up in pan again...repeat this step 2-3 times then stick electrical wire or curtain wire down the hole..when you reach the blockage and clear it you will see water suddenly drain down hole...drain is now unblocked..replace panel plug appliance back in.
I hope this helps...please dont hesitate to contact back if you have any further information or question.
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When it comes to freezer units, there is not much one can do on their own. You can try to move it around and clean any debris from underneath and behind it. You can see if the internal temperature matches what you have it set on, and then you'll need to contact a professional to diagnose the actual sealed system of the unit.
On this unit the shelves are the cooling coils and carry the refrigerant (freon) through the system. They will attract the warm moist air by design, so if you have an air leak in the door or elsewhere it will tend to build up there first.
This being said you need to check something else first. Make sure the other shelves are cold. If they are frosted and cold like normal then you most likely have a door that is not closing all the way or a bad seal. If the lower shelves are not cold then you have a system problem, typically a refrigerant (freon) leak that is causing the top shelf to absorb most of the work and not enough refrigerant to flow to the bottom shelves.
Hello. I can help. Once we notice anything different from before we start becoming more aware of small variations. Regarding things on the top shelf warmer than on the bottom, this is always true because, "warm air rises and cold air falls". If you want the top shelf colder turn the thermostat to the next colder setting, always a good idea in the Summer season anyway.
Even though your gasket looks good, a ten year old gasket is not as pliable as a new one resulting in the moisture problem you describe. I would begin by applying a thin coating of vaseline to the gasket once a week for a month. This little trick of the trade will often work. If it doesn't improve the situation do replace the gasket.
yea def , not normal, nor an acceptable amount of ice forming there( good pic). heres what i have been told to try and with good results
first make sure the door gasket is sealing all the way,(small gaps in ht emagnets at extreme corners) is common but with a little amount of "mortite"or "permagum can sometimes be insterted behind the corner of gasket to assist filling the void.
second a small amound of a white/clear silicone be applied to the outer perimtere of gasket, to minmize air movemnt from between gasket and door panel.
lastley in oyour second pic i see "frost free" written on a plastic air deflector. you can remove that with 3-4 screws on backside of it, and then reinstall with a small spacer so as the baffle now with sit with a 3/8in. gap between it and the top of the freezer liner.( a brass ferrel from the compression fitting of a plumbing fitting is just the right size)..... the theory behind this is to prevent the air from gatting "trapped" in the void created when the door closes-- air can now pass back and forth freely.
I hope this gives you some satisfaction if not I would advise another tech be sent who is willing to call for factore tech support( ths is where i got my info from)
You said you checked the seal but one thing you can try to be double sure the seal is tight put a thin layer of vaseline along the entire seal it will fill in any gaps and you can be sure it is sealing completely.
IT SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE AN AIR LEAK IN TOP OF GASKET,THE GASKET HAS A MAGNET IN IT ,YOU CAN USE A HAIR DRYER TO SOFTEN THE RUBBER UP TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET THE SEAL BACK TIGHT,BE CAREFULL NOT TO BURN THE GASKET OR YOURSELF,THANKS-MIKE
someone suggested to me the other day to put weter foods closer to the top the ones with dripin water and more solids down at bottom they said this changes the climate inside to be more economical
im just passing this info cause ive never had or been in contact with a upright freezer