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I am experiencing the same problem. After taking the back panel off of the freezer, I defrost the ice buildup with a hair dryer. Problem resurfaces again in about a month. My question is, why doesn't the ice buildup around the evaporator fan blades melt during the defrost cycle?

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Is your heater comeing on is this unit a manual timer are is it run by control board

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Samsung RB195BSBB bottom freezer not cooling


If the ice buildup was by the pipe just going into the evaporator in the freezer compartment and the suction line going into the compressor is warm to the touch and not cold and/or sweating you are low on freon.

If the entire evaporator was buried in ice, the ice covering is also serving as an insulator and preventing internal temps from going down any further. There is a problem with the self defrosting mechanism which is designed to prevent the ice buildup. Could be either the defrost timer, defrost thermostat or the defrost heating element. Hope that it is just the heater element. If you have an electronic module for the rest you are in for unpleasant surprise to replace the unit. Proprietary parts mucho expensive plus labor.

Until you fix it, just let the unit manually defrost (U can use a hair dryer to speed it up) and turn it back on again. It will work fine till the ice builds back up. Keep opening and closing of freezer compartment to minimum to minimize moisture laden air that enters compartment.

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Maytag GC2228EED5. Noticed fridge not getting very cold and discovered that the upper tunnels connecting freezer are blocked with ice. Freezer seemed fine but the compressor is running continuously. Back...


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Yes it will cause the ice buildup on the rear nwall of the freezer along with the air duct restriction. You have a 61003601 Defrost Timer another source for the timer can be found HERE. I would like you turn manually slowly until the compressor and fans stop. Leave the refrigerator like this for up to 30 minutes and if the defrost timer does not turn the refrigerator compressor and fans on simply turn the timer again clockwise slowly until it restarts. The defost timer can be found inside the fresh food section and behind the control panel as seen in the item location 13 Photo Here. If you need to help the timer by turning the timer clockwise again to cause the compressor and fans run again you will need to replace the timer. Next we move on to the freezer and take out that panel that you see the ice building up on. Once the rear panel is off I need you to use a hair dryer to melt the ice buildup on the evaporator coils. When you do this you can see the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat easily. Can you see item location 12 in this photo HERE? That is the=> 61006079 Defrost Heater Assembly or can be found here=> 61006079 Defrost Heater Assembly I am here to answer questions if you would like my assistance, Thanks Sea Breeze

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My freezer to my Kenmore refrigerator has ice buildup in the back. Model# 106.72152111 I've been trying to figure out how to take off the back panel, and think I could probably defrost it from there. Only...


You will need to replace the defrost thermostat located on the freezer coils. To remove the rear panel, remove the ice maker if it has one, the there should be two screws that hold the back panel on. Remove them, tilt the top forward and lift out. You may not see them due to the ice buildup. Here is that part to order.

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Freezer does not defrost automaticly, its full of ice??


Hello,

This is intended as a guide to defrosting a refrigerator that has the freezer on the top. Side by sides and bottom freezers may be similar but will require some different procedures to remove covers to get at the defrost coils.

If your refrigerator is not cooling but your freezer is still working then you most likely have a problem with Ice buildup. Sometimes the ice will start to form inside the refrigerator on the bottom of the freezer compartment, even though the refrigerator section is not staying cool.

1. Empty out the freezer section so that you can remove the bottom panel that covers the evaporator coils. Side by side refrigerators often have the access panel in the back of the freezer.
2. Use a hair dryer or fan to speed up the melting of the ice. Towels will be needed to soak up the water. A wet/dry shop vac and a hair dryer work the best. Melt with one and collect the water with the other.
3. Take the couple of screws that hold the defrost coil loose and remove the heater. With an Ohm meter check the resistance of the coil. If the coil is bad you will get either and open or shorted circuit. If you get a good consistent resistance then it is okay.
4. If your heater coil is good and the fan/blower is working then you probably need to replace the defrost timer or advanced defrost control board, whichever is in your unit.


Replace all pieces and wires to their original positions and then restart the refrigerator. It may take a bit for everything to cool back down, especially in warm weather. Now with everything working properly you should be trouble free again.

Take care in solving the problem....

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Have a strange noise coming from freezer but ice cube maker not hooked up. sounds like a making ice, coming from the fan porttion of freezer Serial number 54815720jp Bought it in 2007


You might have ice building up around your fan or in the back of the freezer. If that is the case, then you have problems with the defrost circuit (defrost heater, defrost thermostat or defrost timer).

Suggest you open up the back panel of the freezer and see what is going on back there, before you have to replace the fan and motor.

You have to take the food, and then the shelves out and then take the 2-4 screws out of the back panel and remove it. If there is ice buildup then you will need to defrost your freezer and then troubleshoot the defrost circuit to determine what part has failed. The good news is that you will be able to order the parts and wait for them to arrive since you can use your refrigerator for awhile before the ice becomes a problem again.

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Frezer temp @ -5 ,referagerator @ 47 degrees. how can I get it colder /


determine if freezer fan is running. If not thats the problem.
Remove the back panel in freezer to access the fan.
Check for frost buildup on back bottom of freezer panel
Sometimes this is a auto defrost problem or ice buildup on
freezer coils.
If ice on the freezer coils is restricting air to the ref.
To confirm ice you will need to turn off ref. for 24 hrs and let the ice melt OR remove back panel in the freezer and visually look for ice in the evaporator coils. if it works fine when you turn it on take your mod number to a local Appliance parts store and they will sell and instruct how to fix the Defrost system

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The freezer keeps freezing the coil in the back of the freezer how do I put it on defrost


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If your refrigerator is not cooling but your freezer is still working then you most likely have a problem with Ice buildup. Sometimes the ice will start to form inside the refrigerator on the bottom of the freezer compartment, even though the refrigerator section is not staying cool.

1. Empty out the freezer section so that you can remove the bottom panel that covers the evaporator coils. Side by side refrigerators often have the access panel in the back of the freezer.
2. Use a hair dryer or fan to speed up the melting of the ice. Towels will be needed to soak up the water. A wet/dry shop vac and a hair dryer work the best. Melt with one and collect the water with the other.
3. Take the couple of screws that hold the defrost coil loose and remove the heater. With an Ohm meter check the resistance of the coil. If the coil is bad you will get either and open or shorted circuit. If you get a good consistent resistance then it is okay.
4. If your heater coil is good and the fan/blower is working then you probably need to replace the defrost timer or advanced defrost control board, whichever is in your unit.

Take care....


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Look on the back wall of the freezer for a ice buildup. If there is ice you have a defrost problem. The defrost timer is in the fresh food section inside the control panel.The defrost heater and defrost thermostat are behind the freezer back panel inside the freezer.
Also check the freezer fan. If there is no ice buildup in the freezer the freezer fan motor could be bad.

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The excess frost in those areas is probably caused by leaky door gasket seals. They should be tight enough to hold a dollar bill securely all the way around. A defrost problem would start on the coils behind the back cover inside the freezer and would also appear on the back wall before it did on the door edges.

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My freezer is buzzing- loudly!


Sounds like ice buildup around the fan that's inside the freezer.  My lousy GE 3-door did that when the bottom freezer didn't get completely closed overnight, and everything behind the back panel, where the coils are froze up like an iceberg.  I had to take the back panel off and melt it with a hair dryer. 

See if you see any abnormal ice buildup, or if the refrig compartment is getting warm.  That's usually a result of ice buildup.   Another cause is a failure in the defrost cycle.  It will freeze up after a couple days. This would usually be the defrost timer.

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