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Freezer is coated with frost What do I do about it?

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If Frost is there in the fridge, either you can press the defrost button ( normaly red color button with temprature control nob) or you may turn if off for some time.

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Hotpoint Future fridge freezer - freezer working well but top of the back of the fridge has a large build up of ice ??? And doesn't appear to be keeping the food cold enough

here are lots of things that can cause cooling problems. One of the most common causes of poor cooling in a frost free refrigerator is a defrost system failure. In such a case one or the other compartment may appear to be keeping proper temperature but that too may change in a short period of time. The fridge compartment's temperature rise is usually (but not always) the first to be noticed. Frost" and "Ice"
There is a difference between "frost" (a white, snow-like substance) and "ice" (usually clear and solid). When referring to what is seen during an inspection, please keep this distinction in mind as the possible causes for each are often very different. The Defrost System
Inspecting the (usually rear) wall of the freezer compartment for a frost build up is necessary. (In the case of many GE top freezer models, check the freezer's bottom panel.) If there is a frost coating on it, it is often a sign of excessive frosting beneath it. Sometimes however the evaporator cover panel will actually need to be removed (see the illustration below) before an excessive frost build will visible.
The refrigeration system's evaporator (cooling) coil is usually in the freezer compartment. This evaporator will periodically frost over and have to be defrosted by means of a heating system. When the defrost heating system fails, the frost can accumulate to such a degree that airflow throughout the appliance is hampered. There may be just enough air circulation to cool the freezer section but that will eventually stop too.

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The outer plastic coating around frigidaire freezer thermostat has scratched off slightly is it dangerous to continue using freezer

That's just a beauty factor (mostly)...
Almost immediately peeled off of my kitchen-aid...
Insise... No problem.
I was told if water IS NOT FROSTING up on it... It will be fine.
If water IS frosting... OUTSIDE THE REFRIGERATOR....
the dripping can create lots of issues.

Place clean sheet of typing paper... just like checking those valves under the sink. Wait a few days.. check THAT paper.

No drops = everything is great.

Drops means you need to put some decent insulating
around the tubing to keep MOIST AIR from direct contact..

ELSE ... don't worry about inside refrigerator frost. Designed to handle & drain away water .

(my opinion... NO problem (I'm pretty vigilant about my wife's intake ... keeping toxins to a low roar (she's a keeper)))...

The brazing and tubing materials have not been TOXIC since lead piping days (decades ... wrong... generations ago)...

Good to be thoughtful about these things!!

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Freezer won't get below 25 deg F but fridge good. Coils, fan seem ok and don't think I have lost freon. Any ideas?

which coils seem ok? the evaporator coil behind the false wall in the freezer, these will have an even coating of frost from beginning to end if compressor running and refrigerant level ok. If you see the aluminum coil instead of frost on the entire evaporator, either compressor not running or refrigerant has leaked. You can reply here or send me a question from my website:

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My GE fridge is not defrosting the coils in the back. What's up?

if u have frost build up in the freezer it will affect the temperature
and it needs to defrost
problems could be
defrost timer.
heater s.
unit problems (unlikely) if even frost coating.

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It sounds like you are getting large amounts of warm moist air into the freezer. This can be caused by the door being left cracked open or the door seal not sealing properly. Check your door gaskets on both sides of the refrigerator. One other possible is the ice chute. If it is not closing all the way it will cause the same problem. You will get alot of frost forming in the freezer then it will melt when the refrigerator defrosts. Let me know if this helps, and if you have anymore questions.

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Check product storage and move any product that may be keeping the freezer door from closing properly. Vibrating noise could be from frost build-up in the area of the fan.

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If everything is working, that you can see and hear, then I think you are low on coolant. A set of gauges will show you for sure or if you take the back panel off in the freezer and look at the cooling coils, they should have a light coat of frost all over. If it is low on coolant then they might have some frost on a few coils or none at all.

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