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The frozen food accumulates ice inside or outside the package. It happens after the package has been in the freezer for a few days. How can I correct the problem

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Our Frigidaire frost frost free upright freezer from day one has frost build up on the food inside the packages. The frost is not a problem in the freezer itself, but on the food. Freezer burn occur


Hi Dale Dibb, thank you for your inquiry!

I understand that the food inside of your Frigidaire freezer is getting frost on the inside of the packages. I would recommend turning the temperature up inside of your freezer. Additionally moisture inside of the package would cause frost to develop on the inside of the food packages.

Please assure that all possible moisture has been removed out of the food packages prior to placing the items inside of the freezer. If there is anything else that I can help you with, please feel free to reconnect! -Matt

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What is Freezer Burn?


Is a condition that occurs when frozen food has been damaged by dehydration and oxidation, due to air reaching the food . It is generally induced by substandard (non-airtight) packaging. Freezer burn happens when air is exposed to your frozen food, and the water in both the air and the food, or just in the food, re-distributes itself. If the food you froze happens to have a lot of fat in it, the freezer burn can get even worse, and actually oxidize in the dry spots, leaving what was once a delicious roast a dry, gray piece of meat.moz-screenshot.pngmoz-screenshot-1.png

While freezer burn will not hurt you, it makes food look and taste a lot less appetizing. Here's how to avoid having those weird dry gray patches appear on that steak you saved for a special occasion.
There are some tips someone has to have in mind to prevent this problem.
1) Try to get all the air out of packages before you freeze them. The freezer burn will happen in those tiny pockets of air.
2) Keep the freezer door closed. If you have a family member that tends to open the freezer, then go off and do something in the kitchen while the door is still open, try to break them of the habit. This also applies to anyone who opens the door just to stare into the frozen chamber for five minutes hoping to find something to eat.
3) Let any food you do freeze cool to room temperature before you store it, but try not to let it sit for more than 30 minutes before you pack it up for storing.
4) Keep your freezer temperature constant. A few degrees below 0 are ideal. Freezer burn only happens at 1 degree and above. Lots of freezer burn can be a sign of a freezer that is on the fritz.
5) make sure all seals are closed. If you don't trust a package or you really want to make sure something doesn't get freezer burn, put it inside a second container or wrap it in tin foil.
6) Soups and stews and other liquids need some "give" in their packaging to allow for the liquid to expand and contract as it freeze and thaw. Put a piece of plastic wrap over the top of soups, just under the container cover, to let the expansion happen without exposing the soup to the air.
7) Leave space between your frozen items so the air can circulate.
8) Do not over stuff your freezer. Putting any more than 2 to 3 pounds of food for every cubic foot of freezer space is asking for freezer burn.
The chemistry behind freezer burn is called sublimation. It’s when water goes from a solid directly into a gas. You can see sublimation on a warm day after it has snowed. The water vapor rising up from the snow piles is sublimating -- going directly from a solid into a gas (water vapor) -- entirely skipping the liquid phase? www.victorwod1234.blogspot.com

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Freezer is running constantly. ice crystals formed on outside of packaged foods. food is still frozen.


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Your freezer is getting too warm during the defrost cycle, causing condensation in your veggies and eventually freezer burn. Likely your door seals are leaking as well after 17 years which introduces even more humidity into your freezer, but I'm assuming your talking about sealed bags of veggies? You need to decrease the temp in your freezer. Get a thermometer and make sure you average around zero degrees. The cause? When is the last time you cleaned the coils at the back of the fridge. Or if they are sealed, perhaps you need to have it serviced. You can try moving your freezer setting to a colder setting it may take care of the problem.

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Fridge ice accumulation inside and water dripping outside


Hi, Are you getting ice build up in the freezer side as well? There is a air shuttle between the fresh food side and the freezer side. thwater might be getting in the freshfood side from there. Look at the bottom rear panel in the freezer for ice build up. Ig=f there is ice, you will need to get to the drain from inside the freezer and check for blockage.
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Ice builds up inside packages in freezer.


This is the moisture coming out of the food. It is what causes freezer burn.

The problem is made worse in frost free models by the defrost cylce. Best way to slow it down is to use vacuum bags or freezer bags. Also above 0 F food deterioates faster and below it gets freezer burn and the moisture problem faster.

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