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The coils in the refrigerator keep icing up. I defrost it with a hair dryer and they freeze up again in a day or so.

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Defrost timer might not be defrosting evaporator or you could be low on refrigerant, if so call refrigeration tech.

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You probally have a failure with the defrost circuit. Its function is to periodically defrost the coils. Typical failures are the defrost heater, thermostat and timer if used with this model. Take a hair dryer to the coil to melt the ice, then check with a meter if the defrost heater needs to be replaced.

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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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Coils freezing over evaporator fan working refrigerator hot compressor not running. melted ice with hair dryer freezer working ref working. what problem will happen in future


I would be checking the defrost element is not open circuit. Defrost element is the black tube under the evap. From fully defrosted they will run for a week or so B4 you'll notice the fridge warming again.

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My refrigerator is not cooling, and the freezer is not defrosting. I'm getting ice build up in freezer and not cool air in the refrigerator portion.


That is a defrost problem. Either one of three parts are bad. Defrost heater, timer, bi metal. You'll need a part to fix this issue but you can take a hair dryer over the coils in the back of the unit where the ice has built up and continually move the hair dryer to defrost down the ice. But you have to make sure that the coils don't get hot or you'll hurt your unit. But this will make your unit work again for a few days until you can get a repairman or the part to fix it. This will not solve the issue but it will help you out so that you won't lose all of your food.

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Sounds like your auto defrost is not running long enough to melt the ice that develops on the coils. You can easily fix this problem by using a hair dryer and removing the back panel in the freezing unit to reveal the coils. Once this panel is out use the hair dryer to melt the ice. Once the ice is cleared this should restore air flow across the coils. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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We have the same problem: We own a Fridgedare FRS26ZXH that's about 10 years old. We went to the following website: http://www.refrigerators.com/refrigeratortroubleshooting.aspx
and found a solution.

A refrigerator self-defrosts about four times a day. If a part of the self-defrosting system stops working, the refrigerator keeps cooling. This causes frost and ice to build up on the evaporator coils, which keeps air from the circulating fan, which in turn prevents the refrigerator from cooling properly. It sounds contradictory, but if there's ice building up in your freezer, your refrigerator probably isn't cold enough either. We could not see the coils in the back of the freezer compartment (should be shiny aluminum color). All we could see was ice build up over what might look like a vent.

We carefully blew warm air on these coils with a hair dryer until we could see the coils. Time will tell the cause of this problem if it happens again. It may be coincidence that the outside temp went into the teens and my 4 year old flipped off our house's heating system overnight, causing the issue.

If the problem is with the defrost system, it's either the defrost timer, defrost heater, or defrost thermostat.

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did you remove the back freezer panel ? if not need to
is there a large anmount of frost on the coil behind the panel?
if there is thaw the coil with a hair dryer
if there is no frost on the coil you have a sealed system problem that will nee to be taken care of by a tech
if frost is on the coil you have a defrost heater defrost thermastat or defrost timer that is bad

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