I have ice forming on the top of the freezer and on the top shelf of the freezer door. I purchased the freezer eight years ago and had the same problem when the freezer was installed. The repairman came out and fixed the problem but I do not remember what the problem was. The freezer has not been moved in eight years and was just recently moved for repairs. It seems that by moving the freezer it has caused the problem to return. The freezer is level. How can I fix this without calling the repairman again.
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Re: Ice on top of freezer and top shelf of door
IT SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE AN AIR LEAK IN TOP OF GASKET,THE GASKET HAS A MAGNET IN IT ,YOU CAN USE A HAIR DRYER TO SOFTEN THE RUBBER UP TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET THE SEAL BACK TIGHT,BE CAREFULL NOT TO BURN THE GASKET OR YOURSELF,THANKS-MIKE
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Do an old fashioned dethaw of your icemaker. Remove food in compartment, unplug or turn off freezer. Leave doors closed, and get a thick towel and a pot of boiling water. Place the towel under the pot, close the door, and let the heat from the pot warm up that frozen freezer vent. That will clear the ice so the fan can draw cold air out into the freezer
hello, is your freezer one you have to defrost manually or it is a automatic defrost style, if it's manual defrost ,the frost i suspect has built up and pushing the door out ,by defrosting it their will be clearance between door and shelf. If it is auto defrost either one or both door hinges should be replaced
On this unit the shelves are the cooling coils and carry the refrigerant (freon) through the system. They will attract the warm moist air by design, so if you have an air leak in the door or elsewhere it will tend to build up there first.
This being said you need to check something else first. Make sure the other shelves are cold. If they are frosted and cold like normal then you most likely have a door that is not closing all the way or a bad seal. If the lower shelves are not cold then you have a system problem, typically a refrigerant (freon) leak that is causing the top shelf to absorb most of the work and not enough refrigerant to flow to the bottom shelves.
The door seal is at fault. Regardless of the small tear it is not sealing well.
Take a dollar bill and close it in the door. Then pull on the bill to feel resistance.
You will find it pulls easily in some place. That is where your air leak is that is causing the condensation.
Do this about every 6 inches all the way around the seal.
That is normal. The refrigerant runs through those shelves. They are the evaporator side of the unit.That is where the freezing effect comes from.
Check door seals for leaking air.
Keep door openings to a minimum.
Get in there and get out.
Those things will help prolong frost/ice buildup.
yea def , not normal, nor an acceptable amount of ice forming there( good pic). heres what i have been told to try and with good results
first make sure the door gasket is sealing all the way,(small gaps in ht emagnets at extreme corners) is common but with a little amount of "mortite"or "permagum can sometimes be insterted behind the corner of gasket to assist filling the void.
second a small amound of a white/clear silicone be applied to the outer perimtere of gasket, to minmize air movemnt from between gasket and door panel.
lastley in oyour second pic i see "frost free" written on a plastic air deflector. you can remove that with 3-4 screws on backside of it, and then reinstall with a small spacer so as the baffle now with sit with a 3/8in. gap between it and the top of the freezer liner.( a brass ferrel from the compression fitting of a plumbing fitting is just the right size)..... the theory behind this is to prevent the air from gatting "trapped" in the void created when the door closes-- air can now pass back and forth freely.
I hope this gives you some satisfaction if not I would advise another tech be sent who is willing to call for factore tech support( ths is where i got my info from)
You said you checked the seal but one thing you can try to be double sure the seal is tight put a thin layer of vaseline along the entire seal it will fill in any gaps and you can be sure it is sealing completely.
your door gasket is letting in air which makes ice or frost to form ,,, the best is to replace the gasket but you may try to level your freezer with it leaning a little to the back to help it **** the door close ,,,