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Rear interior wall of the beverage center freezes. 2 inches of frost accumulates on the rear of the interior. The box described as auto defrost. Uneven cooling of drinks. Some are froze on some shelves and others are varily cold.How can I solve my problem? I bought it at Sam's Club in Spfld, Ill. I am sure it is out of warranty. It has always done this since it was new. I know of 2 other people that has the same problem. Has there been a fix for the obvious design flaw?

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Why is the rear interior wall of the freezer covered in frost 2 years old?


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All Frost Free or Frost-less Refrig's. utilize a defrost heater controlled
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Can you remove the rear panel in the back of your freezer and tell me what the frost pattern looks like? When a refrigerator loses Freon the frost pattern looks like this photo HERE If the rear wall of your freezer looks like this you still are having a defrost problem photo HERE
Here is what that will look like behind the rear panel of the freezer should the defrost heater and defrost thermostat need replaced HERE
You mentioned that you have already replaced the defrost timer so we should not be concerned about that. The defrost heater=> 2315530 Defrost Heater
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Look on the rear wall and see if a layer of frost is building. If yes then with your model the most likely reason for no defrost and the warming that you described is the=> WR51X10055 Defrost Heater Assembly
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When in defrost mode, frost is melted and the water is directed to a tray at the rear bottom of the freezer. A tube is connected to the bottom of the tray so the water is sent down the back of the refer to evaporate at the bottom.

The tube gets clogged with gunk, water backs up and freezes. Then, at the next defrost cycle the water has no place to go except into the refer interior.

Unload the freezer, remove the bottom plastic plate, let the ice melt, unclog the tube, put everything back together and you're good to go!

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We have Kenmore side-by-side door refigerator, recently we found a problem with freezer, all the items any type of containers are getting iced in the form of a thin layer.even the sheves and most of the...


1)The door gasket on the freezer door helps keep the cold air in and the warm air out. If the gasket is dirty or damaged, it may prevent the door from closing properly, which can lead to frost buildup on your freezer walls. To make sure the door is sealing, slip a dollar bill or a sheet of paper between the gasket and the freezer and then close the door. If the bill or paper pulls free with little or no resistance, the gasket isn't sealing properly. Wipe the gasket with a damp cloth to remove dirt, grease and other residue. If the gasket is damaged, replace it with a new one. Sometimes frost can accumulate on the back panel of your freezer if the door is open too long or too often. When you open the door, you let warm, humid air inside, and this condenses and freezes. Make sure there are no packages preventing the door from fully closing, and limit how often you open the door by removing what you need all at once.
2)Ventilation is important because it ensures your freezer stays cold. If something inside the freezer blocks the internal vents, the freezer may become warm, causing condensation to form on the walls, and eventually leading to frost buildup. When loading your freezer, make sure there are no items resting against the rear wall of the freezer and space the contents out as much as possible to improve ventilation.
3)Side-by-side refrigerators with a built-in ice maker may accumulate frost if the flap on the ice dispenser doesn't close properly. This allows warm air to enter the freezer side, condense and freeze, causing frost buildup over time. Open the freezer door and examine the flap inside the ice chute. It should be flush against the housing. If it is not, empty the ice bin and make sure there is no ice or debris preventing the flap from closing.
4)If your freezer door closes properly and nothing is keeping it open, frost buildup on the back panel may indicate a problem with the freezer's self-defrost system. The self-defrost system turns off the compressor for a short time every six to 12 hours so it can turn on the defrost heater. This melts any frost buildup on the freezer coils, and the water drains to the pan beneath the freezer. If this component fails, frost continues to build. Move the contents to another freezer and turn your freezer off for 24 to 48 hours to manually defrost the interior. If frost builds up again, contact a qualified appliance repair technician to inspect the defrost timer and repair the problem.

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Is there frost on the inside rear wall of the freezer ? If so , then you have a defrost problem . To resolve this , would be a lengthy process . If no frost on panel , then the main control board , is bad , not telling the compressor to come on . This part number is WR55X10656 . Sometimes , you can remove the control board , look on the opposite side ( the soldered side ) , just behind the small black boxes , and see a solder joint which has become unsoldered . Use a soldering tool and solder , to re solder . If no visible " spot " , then replace the board . If there is frost build up on the rear wall , please reply back , and I'll advise how to check components to find the defrost problem .

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Check rear wall of freezer by feel for frost. Heavy, even frost indicates likely problem in the defrost system. Unplug unit. Defrost heater (in freezer behind rear wall panel), defrost thermostat (same area-must be checked at freezer temperature) or Defrost timer-located lower back outside of unit. Near compressor. Do continuity test on heater and defrost thermostat and if they show continuity (good), replace defrost timer. If not, replace the one that tests bad.

Defrost coils fully. Reassemble.

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Pretty common problem among refrigerators. Look to see if you have frost on the rear wall of the freezer just above the lower basket. If you see frost on the rear panel, it most likely has about 3 to 4 inches full of frost on the coils behind that panel. If it does, you will have to remove the lower rear panel, and defrost the coils until they are clean, just like it was at the factory new. Once those are cleaned of frost, you should replace the defrost heater at the bottom of those coils. Some GE's have a kit that has a heater and a defrost thermostat all in one, and some do not. Some only come with just a heater replacement. If it comes only with the heater, you must also order a defrost thermostat, which is positioned above the coils, also. They both MUST be changed.

The other thing is to make sure that the fan inside of your freezer is working properly. The fan motor, and the defrost heater assembly are very common problems. Your refrigerator will work fine if you find out frost was the problem here, because the fresh food side gets its cold from the freezer side. If it is plugged with frost, the fan can't push air through the coils to the fresh food side. Hope this helps.

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