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My freezer is running fine alittle moisture collection on top of inside of the freezer but the fridge will not go below 60 have tried it with a new thermostat but nothinghas changed what else can i do??? Model# RT14BKXKQ05

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It sounds like your having a defrost issue. If the freezer doesn't defrost then it impacts the freezer motor with ice and wont allow the cold air to circulate down to the frig section. If you take the back wall off the freezer check and see if it's iced up if it is try defrosting it, have towels laid down cuz it can get messy, it may start cooling fine for you until the ice builds up again. If this is what you find then you either need a defrost heater, thermostat or timer.

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My whirlpool refrigerator freezer section around the blower fan is frosting up I changed the defrost heater and it still the same model number wrf560seym00. What next to try.


You may have an air leak around the door seal or the ice chute door is stuck slightly open causing compressor to run all the time as moisture from outside fridge to collect on fan shroud and evaporator. Are you defrosting normally or temperature rising inside fridge?

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Water leaking from top of fridge


If the case is cracked or there is a leaking door seal this will allow moist air from outside the unit to come in and release its moisture. Cracks are easy to see. You can also inspect the seals fairly easily.
IF YOU TRY ANY OF THIS PLEASE UNPLUG YOUR UNIT AND TURN THE WATER SUPPLY OFF FIRST. thank you.
Freezers/fridges remove moisture from the air inside them while they work. At least in my unit the fridge and freezer compartments are connected by a couple little trap doors. One near the top works automatically. I assume it regulates the temp of the fridge part by using freezer air. The other is vented into the meat drawer at the bottom.
Moisture flows to the coldest part of the inside, much like humid air settles droplets on the outside of a cold glass in the summer. The coldest part is the coil assembly which would be behind a panel at the back of most freezers. Below this assembly and hopefully not covered by a panel is a drain hole. It needs to be clear for things to work properly. See if you can find it in the back bottom of the freezer.
If there is ice plugging it you need to clear it. Don't pick at it because the inside of a freezer doesn't like scratches and scrapes. Those create opportunities for rust if the unit lasts long enough. Put a few towels in the bottom of the freezer to catch overflow. Then pour the hottest tap water you can get slowly over the ice. Once it is clear the drain lets the water go into a pan underneath the unit and eventually evaporates. You will hear it when it clears.
Under normal operations this drain collects the water that freezes all over the cooling coils in the very back of the freezer. It is normally very little water. If it is blocked by ice this can point to a slightly bigger problem. You may want to see if you can remove the back panel of the freezer and check the coils for ice. This can a)take a while and b)have you removing a lot of assemblies just to get to one panel screw. So be prepared and don't start it when you have a freezer full of food. If you attempt it and find white fluffy looking ice all over your coils you will need to look below this stuff for an assembly that houses a heater. Mine looked like a long thin tube bulb, much like a halogen lamp. It's called the heater element and replacing it may just fix your problem. I got mine for about $50.
You might also want to make sure your fan and radiator assembly are clean. Inspect the air venting grill on the back. If that is gunked up or you can see that the radiator inside is gunked up, you should carefully remove the panel and vacuum as much as you can. This was a major problem for me because at one time because of indoor pets. If checked regularly it doesn't become an issue.
Anyhow, this is a lot of info, but I had to learn all this the hard way. Hopefully it will save you and others a headache.

Dec 06, 2011 | Kenmore Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Refer runs fine then freezer and fridge gets hot


Here are some things to try. I'll be the part about the radiator in back is what your main issue is:
If the case is cracked or there is a leaking door seal this will allow moist air from outside the unit to come in and release its moisture. Cracks are easy to see. You can also inspect the seals fairly easily.
IF YOU TRY ANY OF THIS PLEASE UNPLUG YOUR UNIT AND TURN THE WATER SUPPLY OFF FIRST. thank you.
Freezers/fridges remove moisture from the air inside them while they work. At least in my unit the fridge and freezer compartments are connected by a couple little trap doors. One near the top works automatically. I assume it regulates the temp of the fridge part by using freezer air. The other is vented into the meat drawer at the bottom.
Moisture flows to the coldest part of the inside, much like humid air settles droplets on the outside of a cold glass in the summer. The coldest part is the coil assembly which would be behind a panel at the back of most freezers. Below this assembly and hopefully not covered by a panel is a drain hole. It needs to be clear for things to work properly. See if you can find it in the back bottom of the freezer.
If there is ice plugging it you need to clear it. Don't pick at it because the inside of a freezer doesn't like scratches and scrapes. Those create opportunities for rust if the unit lasts long enough. Put a few towels in the bottom of the freezer to catch overflow. Then pour the hottest tap water you can get slowly over the ice. Once it is clear the drain lets the water go into a pan underneath the unit and eventually evaporates. You will hear it when it clears.
Under normal operations this drain collects the water that freezes all over the cooling coils in the very back of the freezer. It is normally very little water. If it is blocked by ice this can point to a slightly bigger problem. You may want to see if you can remove the back panel of the freezer and check the coils for ice. This can a)take a while and b)have you removing a lot of assemblies just to get to one panel screw. So be prepared and don't start it when you have a freezer full of food. If you attempt it and find white fluffy looking ice all over your coils you will need to look below this stuff for an assembly that houses a heater. Mine looked like a long thin tube bulb, much like a halogen lamp. It's called the heater element and replacing it may just fix your problem. I got mine for about $50.
You might also want to make sure your fan and radiator assembly are clean. Inspect the air venting grill on the back. If that is gunked up or you can see that the radiator inside is gunked up, you should carefully remove the panel and vacuum as much as you can. This was a major problem for me because at one time because of indoor pets. If checked regularly it doesn't become an issue.
Anyhow, this is a lot of info, but I had to learn all this the hard way. Hopefully it will save you and others a headache.

Nov 22, 2011 | Kenmore Top Freezer Refrigerator

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My fridge frezzer feels quite warm on outside but is cold on inside?


This is a normal condition. In addition to a defrost heater in the freezer compartment, there are heaters in the case of the fridge. These heaters are placed in areas that are prone to moisture build up - most notably, around / near the doors. This happens more so in humid areas / times of the year and not so much in dryer places and times. The heaters run automatically to evaporate any moisture that collect.

Some manufacturers provide a switch that can disable the heaters.You can try the switch in either position and set as desired. The "Off" position will lower the fridge operating costs, but may cause the case to rust is moisture forms and is not wiped off.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Nov 01, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Water collects at bottom/Ice forms in top


Hi,

The defrost drain is located just under the cooling coils in the back of the freezer. You will need to unload the food and remove the shelves from the freezer. Take the back panel off from inside the freezer and you will see a hole just below the coils. Flush it with hot water using a turkey baster or small hose. See the link below for more details.

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Jul 21, 2010 | Hotpoint HTS16HBR Top Freezer Refrigerator

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FOOD BEING RUINED BY MOISTURE IN FRIDGE


This caused usually by a bad door gasket check around it for loose or open. To adjust it inside lift the gasket aprobably see some screws. loosen a few at a time and pull on the door as you tighted them back. Another cause can be that it is defrosting too long you will have to check the defrost system and will probably have to replace the defrost thermostat. it is insid the back wall of the freezer. Also if its not draining in defrost (check the drip pan underneath the fridge) the water will collect in the freezer defrost and when the freezer fan comes on it. it will blow moisture into the fridge

Apr 21, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Fridge not cooling, freezer is fine, says 2 degress is warm, its not that old about 3 years


Hello. These can freeze up inside where you cannot see it. Your unit may actually need defrosted or the defrost heater element could be out. These can freeze up inside where you cannot see it. Please try the following:

Empty the unit out and unplug it overnight, leaving open with a pan to collect any water runoff if possible. Ice may melt from inside the freezer panels (ice only visible if panels inside freezer pulled off too see coils).

Pull your fridge out from wall and vacuum off any dust-bunnies or clogging dust from the back of the fridge (not to say house is dirty, this happens to fridges eventually). Just make sure air can fully flow through any fridge cover vents. Try to run the fridge normally again.

If none of this helps and it acts up again the defroster bulb is probably out inside the freezer down below the coils. This is normal as they have to be replaced eventually. Since yours is partly working it may just need a normal defrost and vacuuming as shown above.

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Collecting water at bottom of frig inside under drawers.


begin by removing the grill on the front at floor level. look under there and you will see the evaporation pan. next pull the fridge out from the wall so you can get behind it. there you will see the tube. to unclog it you will have to disconnect it at the top and force hot water into it using a turkey baster.

Aug 22, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Freezer working fine (no ice buildup), refrigerator warm


make sure your cond under ref is clean allso check your door gaskets if its getting moisture in it i have seen the damper stick from ice from door gasket and when your defrosting evap its clearing damper

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Freezer okay, fridge warm


i suspect a faulty defrost heater/thermostat or defrost timer. any other questions you can e-mail me @ hvac.tech7872pr@gmail.com

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