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Freezer ice build up.

Frost builds up by freezer fan. Fan rubs against frost and makes racket.

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  • wayne_evans Jun 25, 2009

    Remove panal in the inside panal of freezer where the bulb and fan is located and thaw, remove ice build up. Will work for weeks after that but will build up again. I don't know what will prevent the ice build up perminately.

  • Mark Nichols May 11, 2010

    very common, is the whole evap full of frost or just by the fan?

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You will have to find out if the defrost element or the termination switch is bad, you can visibly see the termination switch puffed up usually if so that is your problem you also can take a ohm meter to it and test it that way

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You have to remove the back panel and melt the frost. You also have to find the cause of the frost, one or more of the defrost components are not working, look for a loose plug on the heater or termination thermostat on the coils.
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