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The fridge keeps icing up under the vegtable bins and keeps freezing the vegtsbles. I was told the cause may be low freon. It's a smasung fridge over freezer model RB215B55B.

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Yes that is right, the problem from the freon is low. You have to recharge you compressor with the same type of freon.

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My Kenmore side by side fridge isn't cooling hardly. Feeling the suction and discharge lines I think it's low on freon. How do I charge it?


Well I have to go, so I can't wait for your reply for more info. Basicallty what happened to me was the freezer became very good at freezing. The problem with modern freezer/fridges is that there is only one cooling system, the freezer. The freezer chills the other side to chill the refrigerator. Something was blocking that vent into the fridge side. Turns out it was ice blocking the vent into the refer side. It happens when it is humid and the kids to "shopping" in the fridge and leave the door opened for extended periods of time.

If you are blocked by stuff in your fridge, move it away from the vent. If nothing there, you'll need to get ready for a bit of time. Side-by-side freezer/fridges, typically the freezer is on the left. So, open the fridge, somewhere near the back about 2/3s of the way down, just above the vegetable bin, on the left side. Remove the cover, if something is stuck in there, gently try to remove it. If it is ice, like I had, you should remove your vegetable bin and meat bin and unplug the unit (to prevent shock as water will be everywhere. Be sure that your overflow tray (under the unit) is empty. Next is to make quite a bit of boiling water (I ended up using just over a gallon). If you are at the point where you can't get the cover off, you'll have to use a baster to melt the ice that is holding your vent cover on (that is where I started). Then you can start working on the ice. You need to keep putting water in until you get hot water in the overflow tray. Replace your food and don't slam the fridge control all the way to the coldest setting, you could end up freezing your meat and vegetables.

The repairman came and told us, he could do this for us for $200 or we could do it ourselves. He would have done the exact same thing.

Feb 05, 2014 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Refridge temp


Lets go over the way a sealed system works. There is a highj side and a low side. The low side is the side that passes through the evaporator coils inside the machine. Most times on the freezer side only, but sub zero has independent sealed systems for each side. Once it goes throug the evaporator its then condensed into a liquid state, the high side. This is also the hot side. Well, lower pressures in the low side would logically mean lower temperatures. So for the refridgerator not to freeze more freon is used on it to keep the low side pressure higher than normal, giving the cooling effect verses freezing. So, and here is the bad part, if you are seeing ice build up in the refridgerator side you have a freon leak some where allowing the pressure to be less than required to keep it above freezing. Call a service technician and depending on how the model, sub zero warranty is parts and labor covered for the first 6, and only parts from the 6-12 year.

May 27, 2012 | Sub-Zero 642

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Model PTB1953GRO Maytag Refrigerator-Water drips into


you might need to open the freezer wall and clean the drain hole.. it might be cluge... very EZ :)
take all out even the ice maker unit
take back wall out and see if the drain is cluge with ice or something...clean it and out it all back

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The Fridge of my Rangemaster SXS Fridge Freezer is freezing up


You probably have one of the following problems: A failed defrost system, meaning the defrost timer and/or element has gone out and your evaporator coil is frozen over; you are low on freon and this too will cause your evap coil to freeze over until the freon drops so low all cooling stops; . Unless you have gauges, a licence to buy freon and service valves (or a buddy with such) you are limited to what you can do. Here is my advice:1. unplug the frig and let it defrose over night, or unplug the frig and empty the freezer to remove the back cover to look for ice, a frozen fan and if so get your hair dryer out and melt the ice so you can test the fan and the defrost element (you will need a volt/ohm meter to do the element check. You can do it.

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Ice over coil


Incorrect coolant or freon pressure in the system. Other than that there may be dirt on the coils or the air is not circulating well at the back of the fridge which may cause the fridge to work in-efficienty

Sep 28, 2009 | Maytag Matag 25.6 Cu Ft Side By Side...

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Drain hole in top fridge section flooding and icing up under vegtable storage draws.


maybe you fridge is tilting to far forward some times a fridge needs to lean back slightly only by 5 degs so adjust the foot t the front. this will mke the water flow towards the back and also help keep the doors sealed better

Dec 10, 2007 | Hotpoint FFA60 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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The water filter keeps freezing and food in door and on shelves keeps freezing.


clean lint from coils in back. could also be low on refrigerant (freon)

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