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Wet wall l have a new frost fridge freezer . since l got it there has been ice droplets on the back of the fridge can you tell me if this is a fault . l have phoned the shop and they have sayed its called wet wall and nothing wroung with it .also the fan makes alot of noise most of the time

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Its possibly a normal occurrence when you open the door of the fridge or freezer hot humid air is drawn in by the fan and condenses with the cold air to form water droplets which most of the time are dealt with when the unit defrosts check to make sure all the doors are sealing properly and tilt the fridge back just a little to make sure it has a tight seal as to the fan that's a judgment call on your part rule we used to use when i was in the Field is if it bugs the customer its too loud

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Why do i have frost on the inside?


frost forms from either the door being left open,a ripped gasket,when warm and cold air meet frost forms,also if the back inside wall of the freezer is frosted up you could have a defrost problem,bad defrost thermostat,heater timer or board depending on the model number.if the warm air got in say overnight you could have a problem with the fridge not getting cold,usually the air ducts freeze up.if it's in the freezer look at the door,you might find ice on the door where the warm air was coming in and also you'll see frozen water droplets on the packages and walls

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Refridgerator warm and freezer is icy cold


Frost free fridge freezers are very popular and auto defrosting fridges are a great convenience. In a frost free appliance the cold air is blown round the freezer using a fan. On modern refrigeration the evaporator (which is the plate that gets cold) is hidden behind the plastic wall inside at the back of the food shelves. When working correctly you can usually see small beads of ice randomly scattered on the back wall unless it's in a defrost cycle when you may see water.<br /> Heater inside Believe it or not most modern refrigeration has a heater inside. This heater is used to defrost the appliance automatically. During the defrosting cycle the ice on the back wall melts and runs down the back wall into a channel. It is then directed through a hole out through to the back and runs into the evaporator tray. The evaporator tray is on top of the compressor which gets pretty hot and evaporates this water into the air.<br /> Because the evaporator is behind a back panel the cold air has to be blown around the compartment with a fan motor. The defrost cycle also needs sensors and a timer and combined with several sensors throughout and PCBs to control everything the result is there is a lot more to go wrong than there used to be in old-fashioned conventional fridges. However, they are still fairly reliable.<br /> Common problems with frost free fridge freezers If the door is left open for too long (especially in humid conditions) the evaporator freezes over and the unit will not keep the food cold. This problem (unlike the older machines) has a greater impact because you can't see the amount of ice built up around the back of the panel hiding the evaporator. In many frost free fridges the ice can form all the way round the fan and cause it to run slowly or even seize up. Prior to seizing up the fan may catch on the ice and make a high pitched noise. This will of course result in the fridge or freezer not getting cold. If you hear a strange noise from your frost free fridge freezer which sounds like something is catching on a rotating fan it could be due to ice forming around it.<br /> If it stops working due to ice forming behind the evaporator and round the fan then defrosting the unit manually can fix it but it involves unplugging the unit for at least take 12 hours or so. You may not see much frost as it would be behind the back wall or behind the fan unit. You can't really use a hair dryer on modern units because they may have a thermal fuse which protects the defrost cycle. Also, even just getting to the evaporator to defrost it can be a mammoth task especially with some of the new American-style fridges. If a fault re-occurs later it could be due to faulty sensor but if the fault was only due to the door been left open for a few hours accidentally then a total defrost could work. <br /> Whilst we are on with American style frost free fridge freezer's, because the door's are so big and can store so much, the opportunity to overload them is greater. This too causes warm air to pass into the unit and frost it up. Remember a frost free unit will not cope with too much ice on the evaporator so greater care must be taken to use it correctly and check the door seal's regularly. <br /> <b>Water or sheet of ice inside fridge</b><br /> If your fridge has two sloping channels at the back wall and a hole in the middle this is designed to channel the water created on the defrost cycle through to the back of the unit where it runs onto an evaporator tray. This tray sits on top of the compressor and gets quite hot. The water simply evaporates. Sometimes this hole gets clogged up and prevents the water running out to this tray. The result is that water runs into be base of the unit. Very often the appliance will come with small tool for cleaning out this hole, but if not you can improvise.<br /> If the water in the base of the unit is frozen solid it could be that the unit has malfunctioned and is over freezing. The blockage preventing the water running through to the evaporator tray could actually be solid ice.<br /> <b>Summary</b><br /> It's common knowledge that most people rarely read the instruction book supplied with their new appliance. This is particularly true with something like a fridge or freezer. It's easy to imagine most people thinking you only need to plug it in, leave it plugged in, and fill it with food - what's to know?<br /> I would advise anyone with a modern refrigeration appliance, especially the American-style fridge freezers, to carefully read the instruction book. Modern frost-free refrigeration units work very differently to a conventional fridge or freezer. It's even important to learn how to stack them properly otherwise you can prevent the air from circulating inside and cause warm spots.<br /> You would be surprised at what you can learn from reading the instruction book.<br /> Many <a href="http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/instruction-manuals.html">User instruction manuals</a> can be downloaded here. The page concentrates on washing machine manuals but links to appliance manufacturer sites where users such manuals for fridges, freezers and other appliances should also be available.

on May 22, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Maytag fridge model# MSD2561HES


Look inside the freezer for frost buildup on the rear wall. Let me know if there is frost building because that would indicate a defrost problem causing the warm up. Also check your model number because you are the only one on the internet with a model MSD2561HES for the USA Once you have the correct number and answer back about the frost buildup I will tell you each step to take solving this problem which I think is a defrost problem at this point, Thanks Sea Breeze I think your model has the adaptive defrost control board that may be at fault=> 4388932 Defrost Control Board
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Aug 19, 2012 | Maytag 25.6 cu. ft. Side-By-Side...

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I have an old kenmore fridge maybe a 90's model it's an off white color probably from age and alittle rusty, it's a top freeze and the freezer works great but the fridge section can barely keep...


all the fridge does is the freezer gets cold and the evap fan blows cold air from the freezer down into the fridge section,so open the freezer door,if you don't hear the fan blowing you have a bad evap fan motor,also the drain can be blocked and it freezes up the air ducts so the air can't circulate down into the fridge,is there water under the bottom crisper draws?if so the drain in the freezer is blocked,you have to take everything out of the freezer,remove the back wall,melt out all the ice and clean out the drain under the evap coil.i use a steemer to clean out the drain,if you don't have a steemer you have to melt out the ice in the drain with the hair dryer,then get like a turkey baster or anything that can blow down into the hole,pour hot water into the drain,if it drains out then you're done,if it doesn't keep hitting it,another thing is touch the inside back wall of the freezer,if there's like frost or like snow covering the back in side freezer wall you have a defrost problem,bad defrost thermostat,heater or timer,the last thing is the door was left open,you can tell this by looking at the food packages and the ceiling and walls,if you see frozen water droplets on your food packages or on the shelf or walls the door was left open and the air ducts are frozen,you have to melt the ice out of the air ducts.so open the freezer door,listen for the fan,no fan could have a bad fan motor,look for ice on back inside freezer wall or frozen water droplets,the door was left open or you have a defrost problem. also when was the last time you vacuumed out the coil unless it's on the back wall,if the coil is behind the bottom kickplate vac it out that will make a big difference.you can get back to me and let me know what you find or melt it out with a hair dryer like i said.good luck and let me know what you find.one more thing,if your ice cream is not staying hard just soft you could have a leak in the sealed system,but if i were you i wouldn't put any money into that machine,if you change it out you'll save money on your electric bill and usually once something on those old dogs starts to go wrong it's not long before it totally dies

Sep 22, 2011 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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I have the refrig where the freezer is on the bottom, the bottom is working fine but the top is not getting cool.


a common problem with bottom mount freezers is the door gets left open,open the freezer door and look at the ceiling,is there ice on it and is there also frozen water droplets on the packages,if so the door was left open,you can shut the fridge down or unplug it,remove the food from the freezer,get a hair dryer and blow the hot air onto the back inside wall of the freezer mostly blow it into the open slots in the back wall,it will melt the ice that's in the air ducts,you'll see water dripping down,when it stops you can start the fridge and stick your hand in the top middle of the fridge section to feel if cold air is blowing in,all that it does is there's a fan in the freezer,all it does is blow the cold air from the freezer into the fridge section,if the door was open the warm air gets in and mixes with the cold air and it freezes up the air ducts and blocking them.if this isn't the problem open the freezer door,you should hear the fan blowing,if not you could have a bad fan motor,also put your hand on the back inside wall of the freezer,if there's like frost or snow on the back wall you have a defrost problem,a bad defrost heater,defrost thermostat or timer or board depending what the model is,but most of the time the problem is behind the freezer inside wall,or depending on your model there could be a damper in the fridge section,if it's stuck closed then the cold air won't blow into the fridge section.so first open the freezer door,listen for the fan,if it's blowing,check for frozen water droplets and ice up on the ceiling near the light and on the food packages,if you see this the door was left open,if the fan isn't blowing most likely it could be bad,then check the back inside wall for frost or snow on it,if there's frost on the back wall you have a defrost problem,most likely it will be a bad defrost thermostat or heater,you'll need to check them with a maeter,hope this helps,next time send the model number so i can look up your machine.

Sep 04, 2011 | Maytag Refrigerators

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New Frig..just l yr old. Water droplets on floor below bottom pull out freezer compartment. Discovered a layer of ice built up inside below the racks. Can't find anything in the manual to indicate...


Your drain is plugged. When in defrost mode the heater comes on in freezer and melts the frost on coils. Sometimes the frost falls off in a chunk and covers the drain. The heater can only be on for so long until the bi-metal/ defrost thermostat shuts it down. Once the defrost cycle ends the frost turns to ice and builds from there. Your heater is melting the frost and the water has no place to go so it goes under the racks.

To fix remove contents off freezer and remove racks. Remove the back panel 4 screws and you will see your drain plug under the coils. Remove any ice you can see blocking the plug. Now pour hot water into drain until it flows into drip pan under freezer. You can remove back access panel behind fridge at bottom. Once water flows freely though than replace the access panels.

If you leave fridge plugged in while doing this be careful.

Aug 01, 2011 | Maytag Refrigerators

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WE HAVE A BOTTOM MOUNT FREEZER PURCHASED IN LATE 2005 IT HAS BEEN A GOOD FRIDGE , EXCEPT RECENTLY I HAVE HAD TO DEFROST THE FREEZER BECAUSE THE FRIDGE IS NOT GETTING COLD . I HAVE NOTICED THE FREEZER IS...


if frost is on the back wall you have a defrost problem,bad defrost thermostat,heater or depending on your model a bad timer or board.also when you open the freezer door you should hear the evap. fan blowing around,this is what blows the cold air from the freezer to the fridge section.a common problem with bottom mount refrigerators is the door doesn't close all the way,warm air gets into it and then the air ducts freeze up and the fridge is warm.if this was the problem you would have ice on the ceiling,frozen water droplets on the packages and maybe ice on the top of the door where the air was getting in but if it's on the back wall it's a defrost problem.you have to remove everything out of the freezer,remove the door and basket,then remove the back inside wall of the freezer,either put the machine into defrost,if it has a timer advance it or if it has a board you can pull off the bottom kickplate and there should be a tech sheet,it will tell you how to put the machine into defrost,if the heater doesn't come on you'll need a meter to see what part is bad,also you need to melt all the ice off of the evap coil and check the parts.if you send the model number i can look up your machine and see what parts are in it and i can help you out better

May 23, 2011 | Maytag Refrigerators

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I see droplets of water in the refrigerator side on the fridge. The fridge also has a little bit of ice forming near the vent.. Its a side-by-side fridge. Any ideas?


i idea is you have a wet frig . caused by wet air .. which is caused by a poor or not a complete defrost. if you have cardboard containers in frig they feel wet not dry and the mosture on the walls shouldn't be there . no frost dryes the air and your's is wet . ck the drain in back of freezer and make sure no ice in back of freezer .. mm

Oct 24, 2010 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

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Freezer compartment has ice while refrigerator compartment not cooling


the freezer blows cold air into the fridge section and then it returns,first open the freezer door,do you hear the fan blowing,if not you could have a bad evap fan motor,next from the bottom remove the second bin or draw and put your hand on the back wall,is there like snow or ice on the back wall,if so you have a defrost problem,you could have a bad timer,thermostat or a bad heater,also check the packages and the shelves,if you see frozen water droplets the door was left open and the air ducts are frozen up and the cold air can't be blown over to the fridge side.get back to me and tell me what you find and i can help you figure out what's happening

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Build up of ice in bottom of freezer compartment


During the defrost cycle heaters in the wall of the freezer are turned on to melt the frost build up. This melted frost "water" is supposed to run out a drain in the bottom of the freezer and collect in a pan under the refrigerator/freezer where it will eventually evaporate. If this drain is blocked it will cause a lot of water to collect in the bottom of the freezer and that water will eventually turn back into ice. I recommend defrosting the freezer manually, removing all the ice/water buildup in the bottom, and trying to unplug the drain line to the pan underneath. Also check the seal on the freezer door. If it's not sealing well it could be letting a lot of moisture enter the freezer which would lead to more frost buildup and more water during the defrost cycle.

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