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We have a frigidaire freezer that will freeze water not food of any kind. the top shelf frosts over the other shelves stay clean. we lost the food in there it all defrosted.

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  • rthompson33 Sep 04, 2010

    we have noticed that it seems like it keeps on defrosting never stops. we checked and there is no leaks.

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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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heatman101

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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    D. Floyd Kolb Sep 04, 2010

    Wow, Then it sounds like the compressor is running and the defrost heater is on at the same time... very unusual but not impossible...

    I would change out the defrost timer, the advanced defrost control or the main board which ever your unit uses to control the defrost heater...a relay is stuck closed...



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I have an Amana refrigerator with bottom freezer. We just moved in to the home and landlord is out of town. The freezer is cold and I can see frost blowing but nothing is freezing. The food we put in there...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

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Aug 10, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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I want to defrost my GE chest freezer but i do not know where the drain is


Since you did not include a model number this is my best guesses:
http://manuals.appliancesonline.com.au/kcm2100wc/kcm2100wc.pdf (Page 1 w/pic)

and
http://www.appliancesdirect.com/InstallationPdf/49-60442.pdf (page 7 no pictures)

For Complete Defrosting

Turn the temperature control to the

OFF position and unplug the freezer.

Remove all food and place it in

corrugated boxes, insulated bags,

picnic coolers, etc. Use towels and

newspapers for insulation as needed.

With the door/lid open, use pans of

hot water to speed loosening of frost.

Remove large pieces before they melt.

Chest models have a defrost water drain

at the front.

NOTE: Water may drip from the back flange of

the lid cover during defrosting. This is normal.

Ice builds up in the lid insulation when the lid is

open for adding or removing food, and melts

during the defrosting operation.

Sponge excess water from the bottom

of the freezer as it collects to prevent

overflowing.

After defrosting, clean the inside of the

freezer (see Care and Cleaning).

Replace the drain plug inside the

cabinet and the cap on the defrost

drain. Fold over and dry the gasket

on the hinge side of the lid.

Plug in the freezer. Return the

temperature control to its previous

position and return food to the freezer.


Hopefully with this information you can find the drain. If not go to www.ge.com and click on service and support to download your manual. (Model number required)
or contact them here:

800 GE CARES
(800.432.2737).

Thanks for choosing FIXYA,
Kelly

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The defrost drain hose in the back of the freezer is plugged. Clean out the freezer and let it thaw, then search for the hose inlet.

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Water is leaking on then freezing on the floor of my upright frigidaire freezer. At first I just thought it was a fluke and cleaned it out, but he next day their was frozen water again. I also am finding...


Your freezer goes to a defrosting cycle and actualy melts away some ice formation inside the freezer, normaly this melted ice (water) drains trough a tube in the back of the frig... the drain is probably clogged and the water spils out... to unclogg it you need to find the uper end of the drain (where the water drips in) usualy way in the back of the frigidaire, than try pushing a long wire in downwards to unclogg the drain, also check underneath or in the back of the frig. ther should be a back to hold the water for the time it evaporates, see if it is not full of water or dirt (dust) i even foud some pet toys in there once ha! ha!

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My freezer side GE Profile Performance refrigerator collects water at the bottom and freezes. I have to dig out and cclean the ice every 2-3 days. I turned off the water line , but it still does it. what...


The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the back of the freezer.

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My fridge is not very cold but the freezer it fine


Check the back wall or floor of the freezer section for frost. Check the freezer( evaporator) fan to see if it is running. Check the condenser coils( under the unit ) for blockage from dust. Check the condenser fan (under the unit) to see if it is running.

If you have frost in the freezer there is a problem with the defrost system and the freezer will start to warm eventually as well as the fresh food section. If that is the problem you can check the defrost terminator, defrost heater/s, and the defrost timer or adaptive defrost control If used on your unit or the main control board if so equipped. These things usually require dismantling the freezer and other areas of the refrigerator to be checked.

You could defrost the freezer by disconnecting the power to the refrigerator and letting it sit for at least 24 hours with BOTH DOORS WIDE OPEN to allow the frost to melt completely but it will build up again in 1-2 weeks and start the warming up again.

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AMANA UPRIGHT FREEZER LEAKS WATER FROM THE DOOR


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Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

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The compressor does not work well and the bottom part emits heat


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I recently purchase a GE Profile Convection/Microwave Oven. The two shelves that came with the microwave have a white plactic sleeve on the four corners of each shelf/rack. Are they to remain on the...


I'm sure a label or info sheet would be present warning you to remove them if you were supposed to.

And I suspect the plastic would be thin and clear (like cellophane) if it were supposed to be removed.

The fact that it's white means it's probably vinyl and it is to cushion the corners and also to make it easier to clean the corners so grease and food don't build up so easily, which can cause arcing.

If you'd like me to check further, please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

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