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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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  • 2angels Jun 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. Where can I find the thermostat? My father-in-law is a qualified electrician and he will be able to get it replaced for me.



    Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    thick ice builds up around the coolant tubes leading to and from the evaporartor plate and gradually spreads over the immediate area of the plate itself.

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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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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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