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The back part of my freezer keeps icing up.

The back part of the freezer is icing up and the ref is not staying cool. After I deice the back part of the freezer the ref returns to cooling. How do I keep the back part of the freezer from building up w/ice. This has happened three times in the last month.

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  • joeschuvart Jul 22, 2010

    not sure. You indicated the defrost mechanism is located in the upper right side of the refrigerator section, however there is no access to the refrigerator section. There is access to the freezer section. Is the defrost mechanism located in the freezer section or the refrigerator section?

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Hi. Sounds like you have a faulty defrost timer, or adaptive defrost control board. The defrost mechanism will vary form unit to unit. Most newer units will be equipped with a defrost control board. This will be located in the control housing, just above the heat shield, in the upper right had side(refrigerator section). Older models will have a standard defrost timer mechanism. If this device fails, the evaporator heater Assembly will not receive the command to defrost the coil, on time(This will block airflow and jam the evaporator fan blades). The easiest way to isolate the cause, will be to test the heater element. If the element is functional, the defrost timer/board, will be the culprit.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

  • joeschuvart Jul 18, 2010

    Is changing out the defrost time a project that needs any special tools?

  • Archie Cruz
    Archie Cruz Jul 18, 2010

    Hi. You dont need special tools for that. All defrost timer is pretty much standard. Here's another link on how to test and replace defrost timer. Please click here.

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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
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Clean condenser coils underneath
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make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
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