Question about Refrigerators

2 Answers

Brand new freezer set at 7 is creating excessive frost. Is it set too high or low maybe?

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,740 Answers

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. Each brand or temp control is silghtly different than even a like model on the display floor. However.... Most temp settings that are normal are right in the middle of the control setting range. Be it a mechanical control or an electronic control. If yours is a mechanical setting and the setting dial goes from 0 to 9 then the average temp setting would be between 4.25 and 5. A freezer should keep ice cream hard. If you do not have a thermometer then a small tub of ice cream makes a great thermometer. Each day i.e 24 hour period you reduce the setting 0.5 until you notice the ice cream is softening. Then once it softens increase the temp setting 0.75 of a between numbers setting. I.e The ice cream was soft at 3.5 then increase setting to 4.25 etc etc.

Thanks for chosing FixYa.

Kelly

P. S. If you need more detailed information please provide your freezer "make and model number" in you next response so we can provide you information applicable to your exact freezer.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,796 Answers

Hi!!

Turn dial down to 4, if it is brand new, the setting should be about 1/3 of the dial range. Depending on the outside temp.

Don't forget to rate this post!! Good Luck!!

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Freezer runs but will not freeze


Check for low freon first, You need an expert who has testers as well.

Jun 29, 2015 | Whirlpool EV250NXT Upright Freezer

1 Answer

I have a very noisy fridgidare upright freezer causing snow on contents inside it?


Hi Lisa, thank you for your post! New freezers retain colder temperatures. Especially on hot humid days, moisture entering the freezer (when the door is opened) can form frost inside the appliance and moisture collection inside the unit. Reducing energy use to meet government requirements, defrost heaters have shorter run times. Light loads in the freezer also contribute to the problem.


Here are some tips to keep moisture low in the freezer:




Use your air conditioner to reduce humidity.


Arrange shelving and food items so air circulates.


Don't "overload" or leave the freezer empty. It should be at least half full.


Set the controls as recommended in the use and care guide. Manufacturers may suggest different settings for summer and winter.


Properly seal liquids and high moisture foods stored in the unit.


Open the freezer doors as few times as possible.


Clean condenser coils at least twice a year. Check your use and care manual for specific procedures. You'll save energy, too.


Cover pots and pans and use the range hood fan when cooking to reduce moisture in the kitchen.


Check and maintain door gaskets. A good door seal keeps warm moist air out of the freezer.

These tips will help control frost and moisture in your freezer, but won't always eliminate the problem, especially when humidity is excessive. If you have taken all necessary steps to prevent moisture and humidity, you may need to reach out to a professional for further diagnosis.

Hope this information helps resolve this issue.

Aug 22, 2013 | Frigidaire 20.3 Cu. Ft. Frost-Free Upright...

1 Answer

The bottom freezer has exceesive frost, and is not cold enough. I tried to remove the frost, it will work for about a week afterwords. Help


Really when the fridge frost very excessively there is less cold.
You have to regularly set up defrost setting if your fridge has automatic defrost.
Or your fridge has manual defrost then defrost it twice a week.
To minimize excessive frost, set the temp control setting to just mid- position.
Good luck.

Jul 01, 2011 | Amana ARB8057CSL Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Bought a brand new LG bottom freezer fridge a couple of months ago. I like the refridgerator part to be cold, so we keep the fridge temp on 6 (1-7 are temp choices. 7 being the coldest). We had the freezer...


If designed as most combination units, one of the two controls influences the temperature directly, the other only determines how much of the generated cold air is allowed to enter the other compartment. The typical arrangement is that setting the freezer temperature determines how often often the compressor runs; the other diverts a portion of the cold air into the refrigerator side.
Using the common thermometer for cold temperatures (~$5 US), adjust the freezer temperature for 0 to -5 degrees F (the often recommended temp.), then the other control for the desired refrigerator temperature, suggested as 35-45 F. This is the most common practice.
If you cannot balance them the way you want, reverse the procedure, setting for refrigerator temp., then freezer.

Dec 13, 2010 | LG LBN22515 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

What is causing the HIGH-TEMP ALARM to go off?


please set it in normal temperature maybe it is set to high temperature

Jun 17, 2010 | Kenmore Freezer 20.3 cu. ft. Frost Free...

2 Answers

Fridge works freezer isnt getting cold enough to freeze


check to see if you have frost on the back panel of the freezer if so then defrost the unit and if your able to find the failure of the defrst heater or defrst thermostat,or the defrost thmer more than likely its the mother board since its a general electric frig but if you manually defrost until a repair tect can come then it will run normal until it frost up again but before you call the tech out make sure you have the frost on the back panel otherwise he'll make several trip trying to solve the problem with the frig unless its the defrst heater

Sep 08, 2009 | Amana Refrigerators

1 Answer

What can I do to get rid of frost build-up (more than 8" long & 1/2" Deep) on my NEW FROST FREE FRIGIDAIRE FREEZER GLFU2067F?


contact 1-888-77-lowes if you havent done this call, have them create a case file on this, tell the person that you talk to that if you try this solve and it dont fix the issue I want a new machine if they agree to this do the door replacement if they don't take it back to lowes

Mar 25, 2008 | Frigidaire 20.3 cu. ft. Upright Freezer...

1 Answer

Frost in the freezer


IS IT ICE OR FROST? IF IT IS ICE, THE DOOR MAY HAVE BEEN LEFT CRACKED OPEN.
IF IT IS FROST, IS THIS A FROST FREE FREEZER?
IF YES, IS THE FROST ON THE BACK WALL?
IF YES, THERE IS A DEFROST FAILURE AND YOU WILL NEED TO TROUBLESHOOT THE DEFROST CIRCUIT.
IF THE FROST IS ON THE FOOD OR AROUND THE DOOR OPENING, A SEAL LEAK HAS ALLOWED WARM MOIST AIR INTO THE FREEZER AND CREATED THE FROST. CHECK THE DOOR SEAL FOR A GAP WHEN CLOSED.

Mar 24, 2008 | Freezers

1 Answer

I HAVE A FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR WITH BUILT IN ICE MAKER MODEL # FRT18INLHW APPROX 7 YRS OLD. THE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER ARE NOT GETTING COLD ENOUGH. I CLEANED THE COMPRESSOR AND CONDENSER COILS. IS THE...


if needs sealed system repair problaby cheaper to buy new. try removing the back wall of freezer section, is there excessive frost build up??? is the fan behind tere even running(if not replace hte fan). if theres frost built up hten look for a defrost problem. Perhaps a defrost timer, defrost thermostat, or even a bad heater assy. if you remove to coil adn find a ball of frost in 1 corner nad rest of evaporator is clean and dry, thats an indicator of sealed system problem

Mar 22, 2008 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...