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Freezer has layer of frost on back wall - refrigerator not working

My refrigerator is not working. I opened the freezer and pulled out the drawers and there was about an inch of heavy frost on the back wall. I tried removing it and opening up the vents near the floor of the freezer, but it didn't help.

Any ideas as to what is causing this? It's only one and a half years old and I've never had any problems with it.

thanks, Pat

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  • dstraub22 Oct 19, 2008

    I have frost piled high on the bottom shelf that pulls out. I lowered the number to 1 and it still piles up. The refridgerator is fine just the freezer. I just moved into my rental place and my landlord says it is my problem, but it just started this when I turned on the appliance.

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Defrost circuit problem, the snow means that your freezer coil is not being automatically defrosted. This could be a problem with the defrost heaters or defrost timer. Also in the newer models a module
controls this operation. Call for service. Removing ice or snow from the back wall is not the solution. The coil behind the back wall is also frozen and no air is circulating.

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