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Ice is forming in a patch above the bottom shelf on the left side back wall

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Depending on the type and model of your refrigerator, the ice should be melted by either the normal flow of air inside the unit (in that case make sure nothing is blocking it and especially that nothing is touching the back panel)  or by a resistor embedded in the back panel - in that case the resistor must be checked and that is a job for a pro - the back panel must be removed and the electric contacts tested.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

  • rswebber397 Aug 05, 2010

    Is there a vent that could be blocked, the shelf has nothing but normal stuff on it, but it seems to ice up in that spot consistantly.

  • Azrael SRL Aug 05, 2010

    Yes, a blocked vent can definitely cause that, but you are the only one who can see if that is true: take everything out of the fridge, get in and using a flashlight and a little mirror look in all for stuff that would block one of them - dirt, pieces of paper leaves, whatever was small enough to get in there.
    But the ice might also be from what is on that shelf - ice is nothing more than the humidity from the food that evaporates and freezes to the cooling wall; if there's consistently more ice in one region it could also be because there you are putting something that has a lot of water in it. The only way to test that is to stop putting that stuff there. Put it somewhere else and see if the ice patch changes location.


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