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Frost free fridge freezer build up of ice

My Hoover HCA 36FT ALU keeps building up a thick sheet of ice on floor inside which I have to chip away with a plastic scraper. Fridge also builds up thick ice on back wall inside. Any suggestions?

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The defrost timer has quit.
They have a relatively short life.

Posted on Jul 25, 2015

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  • Karen Lawson
    Karen Lawson Jul 25, 2015

    Thanks. It is about 7 years old now. Door seal on fridge is not sealing. Already replaced seal on freezer door which was a pig of a job. Time for a new one methinks!

  • synetra dockery
    synetra dockery Aug 02, 2015

    I have only had this 7 months.

  • Christopher Smith Aug 02, 2015

    If there is ice buildup on a new fridge, most probably the door hinges are not properly installed, and air is getting into the fridge, and the water is condensing out of the air,.

  • Christopher Smith Aug 02, 2015

    There could also be shipping damage, and the door can not seal properly because something is warped.

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