My turbo-air tst72 unit freezes on the inside underneath
It freezes inside of the doors in the back causing water to buidup inside underneath, temperature is as high/low as possible without turning off. i have two of these units and only the one does it, i dont know if the thermostat is bad or what. Sometime i turn it off to defrost it completley, but it slowly starts to buildup (ice) again. Maybe i just need to clean soething out (happend to walk in freezer, pluged drain). Unit is only about 1 year old. Please post or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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First be sure the unit is clean, the condenser coil behind the bottom right grill, I usually find these completely clogged with lint and grease this adversely effects the refrigerant regulation to the evaporator coil by not being able to remove heat at the condenser. Second be sure that the evaporator inside the cooler has an unobstructed air flow, because whether there is air flow or not the coil will continue to absorb energy so if there is no air to cool it will begin freezing water on the coil. Third if there is proper airflow then it pobably has an incorrect refrigerant charge, it must be evacuated and the correct refrigerant type and amount weighed in.
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Refrigerators: 36 to 40 degrees. Ideal temp is 37 Fahrenheit.Note: A temp above 42 degrees promotes bacteria. Freezer: temp should be -5 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideal temp is 0 degrees.
You have to wait about 4 hours for everything to stabilize. If you are still having ice forming inside the freeezer then the rubber seal around the door is probably the problem. If they have a split, tear or crack, etc. it will let warm moist house air into the freezer and turn to ice as it cools. If this happens in the refrigerator it'll turn to water and collect in the bottom of the frig. New seals can cost around $60 per door.
If you pack too much food in the unit it may also cause freezing because the air needs to move around in there and food shouldn't block the vents in the back walls of the unit.
This sounds like a problem I had a while back. The drain line was clogged and ice formed restricting the air flow inside. This also resulted in the water leak. The drain hose is located below the refrigerator, above the catch pan. I used a chennile craft stick, which resembles a long pipe cleaner, to clean out the line. There appears to have been mold buildup in the line. I hope this helps.
Hi this problem could arise due to various reasons so lets find out what could it be the cause.
1)In the back of your freezer compartment is the drain hole. It's very common in GE for the drain to freeze up. With the drain hole plugged up, your freezer will continue to defrost the evaporator, but not the water in the drain hole. So the water builds and freezes, builds and freezes until it eventually overflows into the air diffuser for the fridge causing the leaky fridge problem."Heat Probe" that can be installed.This will prevent water from freezing up in the drain hole allowing it to drain as designed
2)Inspect the door seals and the sides of the refrigerator around the doors. If you see any beads of water or moisture, then the door seals may be failing to create an air tight seal which causes the cold air from the refrigerator to escape and form condensation around the doors. Sometimes you can solve this problem by applying a light film of gasket lubricant to the existing seals or just cleaning them of any debris with a warm soapy rag. If they still don't seal well after you apply lubricant, or clean them, you may need to replace the entire seal assembly.
3) If the water is coming from the freezer but you think that the defrost drain pipe is clear, then it may be coming from the ice maker. Check the ice maker for cracks in the unit's body or a misalignment of the water supply line. Make sure that the water supply spout in the freezer lines up with the ice maker's water supply cup.
4)Check the ice maker copper water supply line, your ice maker water filter, and the plastic ice maker water supply tube for any cracks, splits or connection leaks. If you find any leaks, remove the leaking part and obtain a replacement at the hardware store.
5)Your leaking refrigerator may just have a cracked or damaged drain pan. Your fridge regularly drains water into this pan to prevent water pooling in the fridge itself. Evaporation takes care of the rest. Look underneath your fridge where the drain pan sits and pull it out for inspection. If it has a crack or is otherwise damaged, contact the appropriate retailer about getting a replacement as soon as possible.
6)If your leaking refrigerator is draining inside as opposed to onto your floor, you're probably dealing with a clogged defrost drain. Your fridge is constantly producing condensation inside the freezer, and that condensation drips down the defrost drain into a drain pan underneath the unit. This defrost drain can become clogged with debris or, more often, it freezes shut. Look in your refrigerator manual to locate your defrost drain, and take the appropriate steps to unclog it (inundating your drain with warm water will often do the trick).
Note:Switch you Refrigerators for more than 8 hours and let the frost melt fully use hair dryer and now switch on and check you are getting leak.
Clean the drain pan and drain line in the back of the freezer section
underneath the evaporator coil. Make sure water drains when you
pour it in. If it doesn't - also clean drain tube on the back of the
unit behind the cover. When done - put the tube exactly where it was.
Good luck! :)
If this is a newer fridge, less than 10 years old, the problem likely lies within the freezer door itself. Underneath the freezer door, behind the toe plate, is a water line union, either a screw in type, or blue, push-in type of connector, with 2 white collars on either end. push these collars toward each other while pulling the water line out of the connector..if its the screw in, simply unscrew it by hand. once you have it seperated, put the water line NOT coming out of the door into a bowl on the floor, and actuate the water lever, does the water fill up the bowl? Then your door's insulation has pockets of air, which over time build up with ice, and then freeze the water inside the door, preventing it from dispensing..
There is no fix for this, other than replacing your door, and i couldnt even tell you if the new door will solve the problem.
You have 2 problems .
1 . the water valve is not letting enough water in . Pt # WR57X10032 . This is located on the back of the refrig , where the wall water line connects to , on the refrig .
2 . The dispensor flap door , is not closing completely , to seal off the warm outside air , thereby , causing frost on the inside dispensor area , and , on the bottom of the ice dispensor bucket . The usual cause , is the door flap solenoid , pt # WR62X10055 . The plunger , which comes with the solenoid , usually rusts , causing the flap not to close completely .
The condensate drain may not be draining into the pan under the fridge or it may have a leak or could even be not connected to the condensate pan in the evaporator. Another possibility is that your condenser might be dirty or plugged causing the suction line going to the compressor to freeze up and then thaw leaving puddles under the fridge. Clean the condenser (the coil under or behind the fridge) and it should stop. Over stocking the freezer will cause this as well. If you cover the air return in the freezer the evaporator will freeze up and the suction line will freeze back to the compressor.
first defrost it by turning it off for 1\2 to 1 full day,put towels on the floor to catch the water,when a refridgerator gets frosted up it cant circulate the cold air,and if its one with the freezer on top then the cold air cant blow down into the refridgerator,check inside the refridgerator at the top where the thermostat cover is there will be a vent hole,it could have ice built up so much that its totally blocking the air flow.This usually happens when hot food is put in the refridgerator and causes steam,or the refridgerator runs too much caused by bad door seals,or the cooling fins on the back or bottom underneath plugged with dust and the freon gets too hot causing condensation inside the freezer which causes it to frost up,a plugged drain hole will back up water and freeze,the fan in the freezer may have stopped working,which is about a $60.00 part,and finally a bad defrost element (about a $40.00 part)which is a glass tube inside the freezer with a coiled up wire inside it that heats up at certain times to defrost any ice build up,(which is the last thing to check)
Replace the thermostat which is located on the back of the unit underneath the bins in the very back. If the thermostat goes bad it will let everything just run and run and run. If this has been helpful please rate