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Ice buildup on bottom of freezer, and frige not cold enough.

I have opened up the freezer back to defrost and put it all back together, but for 3 days the frige temp is not cold enough, the freezer won't freeze a tray of cubes. The icemaker has never been connected. The bottom of the freezer accumulates ice. The freezer fan is not obstructed, appears to run ok. The fan in the machine compartment lower back side is also clear and appears to run ok. I have it all open again today to get it really dry and will plug it in again later to see what's what.

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  • Tom Kestler Jul 23, 2009

    Thanks for your reply. I poured a cup of water through the drain, and it went right down. Of course, the frige has been unplugged and the inside back covers off for a couple of hours. There was some ice buildup there before. I don't understand why the frige was not cooling though.

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Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curatain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the fridge is because the water has been leaking down the vent instead of the drain hole...If you need any further assistance please feel free to comment again. good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution thanks! Mike

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    Hello again did not see the drian comment until after I posted a solution, Here is the only other thing that could cause this problem.With the information you supplied i'm going to assume there is an ice build up at the rear of the freezer. Your problem is going to be with your defrost system. I will also assume you have the ability to repair this yourself. This is going to be one of three problems with your refridgerator, 1st thing to do is remove shelfs and panel in the back of the freezer...you should see ice build up on the evaporator...don't worry get a hair dryer and melt the ice. Next locate the wires for the heater...using a multi meter test the heater for condinuity...if the heater is bad replace it, If the heater is good replace the defrost thermostat..the stat normally is a barrel looking part clipped onto the evaporator pipe. The last possible problem could be the evaporator fan, have you heard the fan running in the past few hours?..if you are not sure pull the panel out to where you can see fan and watch it over an hour to see if it turns. I have included links with pictures of what the parts you need to check are: http://romulusappliance.com/manufacturer... defrost stat http://www.hotekalliance.com/UploadFiles... heaters http://www.applianceblog.com/archives/Ev... evap fan. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment again. If you decide to get a repair guy in should not cost you any more then $120 - $200 depending on make/model/problem Good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution Thanks! Mike

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Hello

thx for contacting Fixya.
After goin through your question,its my observation tht if the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.
You will have to remove the lower rear panel inside the freezer and pour some hot water down the drain hole. You will see the hole when you take off the rear panel. You may have to blow the drain out to clear any obstruction in the drain.
The ice and water-dispensing system of a refrigerator is quite complex. Many components work together to provide the ice and water. Aside from a simple problem of a leaky water tube or a jammed ice chute, most other components are not user serviceable. We suggest that you contact a qualified appliance repair technician for such repairs.

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