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Behind the filter, ice is building up. I shut it down today to let it thaw. Within three hours of running it has ice three inches thick between the filter and radiator.

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Not knowing the brand it is most likly the freon is low or as simple as a dirty evaperator coil

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Have ice build up on line leading into outside unit and ice buidup on inside units on my goodman air conditioner


Turn the system off on the thermostat and set the fan to "ON", this will thaw the ice faster if it hasn't already. When the system has completely thawed, which could take hours sometimes, depending on how bad it's frozen, then turn system back to "Cool" and start these checks>

1. Make sure filters are clean!
2. Make sure there is proper airflow through vents.
3. Make sure outside condenser fan motor is running.

If you have either no or minimal airflow, check the indoor blower to make sure it's working, if it is, the evaporator coil is dirty restricting the airflow. Be sure the system is thawed because the ice will also block the airflow!

If the condenser fan motor is not running, either the capacitor or the fan motor will need to be replaced.

If your filters are clean, you have good airflow through the house, and everything comes on like it should, it will most likely be the charge of refrigerant in the system is too low and you have a leak somewhere. If you have to have it charged, be sure the system is thawed before the technician gets there, he will not be able to do anything while it's froze.

Hope this helps and good luck!

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The Refrigerator isn't cooling. The Freezer works fine. There is ice build-up in the drain resulting in a drip inside the refrigerator. After being thawed, it re-iced within 48 hours. The fan is...


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Due to the blocked drain it sounds to me as if the vents in the ceiling of the refrig. has frozen over so no air can be circulated from the freezer into the refrig. section. This tip i wrote will show ya how to clear the drain and addation to clearing the drain the ice build up would need to be removed from the vents. Here is that tip, http://www1.fixya.com/support/r9945686-check_when_refrig_cools_ok_but_leaks


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The freezer is working fine but the refrigerator part is warm on the coldest setting and the door has been shut for more than 8 hours.


Hi, I have seen this a lot in my 13 years in maintenance work, the most likely problem is ice build up in back of freezer behind the plastic liner.The drian tub freezes over and when the frig goes into defrost cycle the melted ice has know place to go and covers the air holes that blows into frig to keep it cool. You my have noticed water in the bottom of frig. You will have to either take freezer apart inside and remove ice and thaw out drain tube or unplug frig to thaw it out.

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Do not run it on maximum cool and fan on low. Freezes up all the time this way.

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The temperature in the SkyBox is controlled by the thermostat located within the beverage compartment. If set too high, product can feeze. In addition ice will build up behind the dispenser assembly. The ice buildup can eventually make contact with the circulating fan blade and cause a constant noise.
You should hear the compressor stop running as you turn down the cold control, but prior to reaching the "off" position. Select a lower setting for the cold control, and unplug the unit for 24 hours with door open to thaw out the ice build up. Reconnect power to resume normal operation.

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Ice build up condensation will not drain down the tube to the catch pan under the refiridgerator. As much as 3 inches of ice will build up between the veg bins, causing mold builup in fridge, Model 550...


I had the same problem but fixed it recently. The problem originates with the drain trough mounted on the back interior wall of the fridge that slopes down into the middle. The drain tube is attached at this point and runs to the pan under the unit. This drain trough is screwed to the interior and sealed with silicone caulking. Over time the caulking breaks free from the interior wall of the fridge allowing the defrosted water to leak past the trough, collecting in the bottom of the compartment under the veggie drawer. It freezes there building up an ice ***** that eventuallly wraps around the drain tube. Any water that now runs into the tube freezes in place over time forming an ice plug preventing any drainage at all. Now the defrosted water begins to flood the interior of the fridge eventually leaking out which it did in our situtation.

There are two solutions. One is to take off the drain trough, clean it up and the interior wall of the fridge. Also thaw out the ice plug in the drain tube and make sure it is clean and drains freely. I used hot water and a syringe to inject it into the tube until the ice melted. Dry everything off. Reattach the drain trough using silicone caulking approved for kitchen/bath use. You may have to shut down the fridge and warm it up to meet the application temperature limit of the silicpne. The other solution is simpler. After cleaning and drying the drain trough, I applied an adhesive backed closed cell foam rubber gasket (3/16" thick automotive) to the back surface of the trough that sits against the interior wall of the fridge when in place. When screwed back in place, the gasket is compressed preventing water from leaking past. The fridge does not have to be warmed up for this fix. It has been in place for a few months now with now problems.

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There is probably an ice build up behind the plastic rear panel. The ice build up gets so thick that eventually, it obstructs the fan and then you get that loud noise as the tips of the fan are chipping away at the ice.
What you need to do is to remove the rear panel and thaw the ice build up. To remove the rear panel is usually only 2 screws at the bottom.....you will find that the panel is difficult to remove due to ice build up behind it, so gentle heat from a hairdryer is a good way to accelerate the thawing process....once the panel is removed, you will see the ice build up......mine was about 2 inches thick!!!
I used the hairdryer to thaw it all out and then once cleared, switched it back on and have never had a problem since.
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