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Part 2 for build up of ice on coil inside frig

Thank you for reply/answer-i have a manual defrost one, i did defrost freezer and even used hairdryer to melt ice that may have been frozen in drain part, the freezer works and frig also still is cold if turned up higher than normal, but frost and ice are still on coils, mostly frost. i will check when i get home from work, if anthing has changed in frig, if anthing else you can suggest, i would really appreciate-thank you again.

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  • amylynn0373 Jul 29, 2009

    thank you, that does make sense, but what about icing
    up where freezer drains into frig(on the back), someone told me to clean interior part of drain out, that my problem sounds like a frozen/clogged drain. what do you think?

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Does your locale have high humidity? If it does, there is no true way of stopping the build-up of frost (and ice). Unfortunately, water vapor condenses below the dew point (temperature at which vapor turn to liquid). This happens at higher temperatures in very high humidity environments. It is not as noticeable in the winter months when humidity is low, but the summer months are another story. Just like when you see water vapor on the outside of a glass of ice tea in the summer; you don't notice it as much in the winter months.

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underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
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