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I have a gibson freezer model GFU21M4AW1 the shelves are building up thick layers of frost any suggestions

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SOURCE: Ice build up in my frost free upright freezer

seems simple you have blocked defrost drain hole. find it and clear it out.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006

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SOURCE: LG frost free fridge freezer GR-359sq

defrost drain is blocked - probably with ice. take the back panel off inside the freezer and melt the ice off with a hairdryer then follow up with hot water till it flows away freely. this takes some patience. if fault reoccurs then get back to me

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: ice/frost build up inside the freezer

You have a defrost problem. The coils freeze up behind the freezer wall and the air does not flow properly. Replace the heater, defrost timer, and thermostat. get me the model number and i will give you the part numbers so you can order the parts.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: I am accumulating ice inside my freezer

It needs to be defrosted. If ice builds up quickly again then start shopping for another freezer as the repair is not worth it. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag upright freezer model MQU1556AEW

I have the same issue with no fan, found fan "shaft" had become loose inside motor and fan blade pinching wire between fan blade and motor bracket, Needs new motor and fan blade, fan blade is damaged from hitting bracket, I did contact maytag warranty and explained that freezer only worked six months and has been sitting but they had no offer for help,

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Frost free means that the evaporator coil will not accumulate a thick layer of frost. It will not prevent frost from accumulating on the walls of the freezer. To slow down the amount of frost build up inside the freezer, do not keep the freezer door open for any longer than necessary. The freezer door seal may be defective. This would allow moisture in that would freeze on the inside walls. A heater with timed intervals to come on is one way for a frost free feature. But this will not work for frost build up on the inside walls of the freezer. It would only melt the frost and then it would refreeze again.

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I couldn't find any info on your freezer but there are 2 main ways units defrost. The first is manual defrost where you have to unplug the unit to defrost it yourself. These unit are typically chest freezers and upright freezers that have no fan and the refrigerant runs through the shelves. You can tell because frost will mainly build up on the shelves themselves. The second is self defrost. These units will have a fan in the freezer and a evaporator coil behind a wall inside the freezer. This wall is usually inside the freezer on the back wall. These units have a heater that is activated by a timer and comes on every 8 hours or so and will heat the coil for 20 to 30 minutes. This removes all the frost build up on the coil and you should never have to do anything. I hope this helps.

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Frost build up especially on top shelf all other shelves except one gets a 3 inch layer of ice in approx 4 months. The freezer is kept in a mod temp basement room and the freezer door is opened less than...


Things you can do to cut down on frost.
1.make sure all seals fit flush to frame.
2.use a thermometer and set freezer to -18c(beef will keep upto 12months).
3.wrap all food as airtight as poss.
3.do not overfill,leave space for air flow through drawers/shelves.
4.defrost every 2/3 months in humid conditions using clorine bleach to clean interior,and dry thoroughly.(leave door open to dissipate clorine gas.)

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We have an imperial upright ''commercial grade'' freezer. The top shelf has 2 inches of ice on it. The rest of the freezer is not cold. Door seal is ok. freezer is currently unplugged and defrosting.


just to be sure that your door is sealing properly, put a flashlight into the freezer and turn off all of the lights in the room to see if there are any openings in the seal. Iam suggesting you this coz sometimes a small opening may pass our eyes easily....

if the door is sealing properly......
If this is the type of freezer where the shelves are the evaporator coils, the coolant goes through the shelves(tubing) and the formation of frost is normal and has to be manually defrosted.All the shelves should be as cold asd the top one. The fact that just one has any frost may indicate that it is low on freon. If this is the case you should notice that the freezer doesn't get cold enought just like you said... so check your freon levels.

This could also be because of the thermostat not sensing when the fridge reaches its set temperature and as a result of this the compressor will keep on running and build-up of ice will occur.

Follow the advices in the order prescribed above and you should be set




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Air flow is very important. Make sure the vents in the back where the air blows are not restricted. Check to make sure any of the food is blocking the door from closing all the way or in the way of the door seal.

Take a look at the back wall near the bottom of the freezer, if you see frost build up on it you may have a defrost problem. Look for frost around the door on the inside liner or door shelves, if this is found then you have a door sealing problem.

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