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Build up of ice

A thick blanket of ice builds up at the back of the fridge. Could this be the thermostat?

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Re: Build up of ice

The thermostat is not cutting out.. It needs to be replaced.. Your compressor risks burning out if its is continoulsy running ...

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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Just did a defrost due to large build up of ice. I took off the back panel of freezer and found fan was encased in ice.

No this time the fan was the cause of the ice build up and the fridge will be damaged if the fan problem is not resolved. What is the model number of your fridge?

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The defrost timer has quit.
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Possible problem with ice build up and fridge doesnt get cold enough to store food. Freezer works fine.

The noise is due to the ice build up in your evaporator. The evaporator fan blade is rubbing against the ice build up. This can is designed to turn off when you open the door. As far as the defrost problem it can be your defrost bimetal thermostat, the defrost timer/control or your defrost heater.

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Fridge not staying cold and build up of ice on back piping

One of you fans is not running and causing the compressor to eventually making your compressor overheat and eventually shut off

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Food not getting cold in the fridge

There are many reasons for that to happen.
Check your refrigerator for a thick build up of ice in the freezer, you need to defrost the fridge.
A poor circulation of cold air will happen if thick build up of ice is not defrost.
Do not block cold circulation with so much food inside, you need to organize it.
Check temp control to lower degrees or high number.
A door gasket leak will cause cold air to flow outside the fridge.
A system tubing clogged dirt inside the copper tubing will also cause it, but this one need to be check by a service technician.
I hope I give you idea for your refrigerator problem.

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Ice build up

Check that the door is closing properly otherwise the freezer will be working overtime to cool and ice will form. If the door seal is good, it is possible that the thermostat needs to be checked.

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Fisher Paykel Fridge Freezer

I have a Fisher and Paykel E442B upside down, which is a very similar model, and I just fixed the same problem (temperature was around -4C even though I set the fridge temperature as warm as possible).

The cause of my problem was excessive ice build up on the side of the evaporator coil (which is in the back of the freezer compartment behind the rear plastic panel). I had the same problem around a year or so ago, so I expect it to be a regular occurence. To defrost the coil, I removed all the drawers in the freezer, and the plastic insert by pulling out the bottom of the panel out and rotating it upwards until it released at the top. There are a couple of snap-in tabs holding the panel in, so with a bit of pulling they released. The tabs are either side of the slot at the bottom of the panel.

I then supported the panel horizontally on the top shelf so that I didn't have to disconnect the thermostat wire and the circulating fan wire.
52de81a.jpg With a small fan heater set on low, aimed roughly at the ice buildup on the left hand side of the evaporator coil, I defrosted the ice built up. This took around 2 hours or so. Then put it all back together and it worked fine.

I'm not sure why the ice build up on the side caused the problem, but presumably it interferes with the proper flow of cold air to the fridge compartment.

If you don't seem to have ice build up like I did, then it could be a thermostat problem, or a fan problem (a symptom of which would be fridge being colder at the bottom than at the top).

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6343ed3.jpg The problem is ice build up on the back wall. The noise you hear is the fan blades hitting the ice. On the back wall water gets trapped, it then builds up over time, and a big ball of ice forms and blocks the fan. Take off the back wall, defrost the build up and cut the insulation off as above. The water will no longer get trapped and the problem will not come back.
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Kenmore fridge

First we need to see if the compressor is running.  Pull the fridge out take off the lower panel on the back and see if you can hear it running.  Also, need to know if freezer fan and fan by compressor is running.  Check for thick frost build up on back panel in freezer.  Let me know what you find.

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