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I PURCHASED A MODEL #57022 SIDE BY SIDE.FROM THE FIRST YEAR I HAVE IT(2004) I HAVE HAD A SERVICE MAN DEFROST IT 4 TIMES.IT FREEZES OVER THE REFRIGERATOR VENT IN THE REFRIGERATOR SIDE WALL. IT CONSTANTLY SWEATS . I HAVE HAD NOT ONLY TO PAY FOR SERVICE BUT A LOSS OF FOOD EVERYTIME THIS HAPPENS. THE LAST REPAIR MAN TOLD ME THE AIR IS GETTING THRU THE DOOR. I I HAD IT DEFROSTED IN JUNE AND THEN AGAIN IN SEPT.THERE IS A FLAW IN THE MFG. OF THIS APPLIANCE THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A FROST FREE FRIDGE.

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  • lilakay2003 Oct 13, 2010

    HE APPLIED A APPLICATION TO THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR TO EXPAND THE SEAL.

  • lilakay2003 Oct 13, 2010

    compressor coils were cleaned, all others were checked. i don't know for sure about the drain tube., and if the drain tube has anything to do with this problem, that means that from the first year i had this fridge there was something wrong.

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Even a frost free fridge with a leaking door cannot keep up with the humidity that enters. Be sure the door gasket is closing fully around door. You can sometimes put a piece of paper under magnetic gasket, and you should feel resistance pulling it out. Also be sure the ice maker door is closing. If it is not fully shut, moist air can enter here. There should be a drain line running to a pan in the bottom of the refrigerator. The hot air from the compressor evaporates this water. If this drain is not open, then the moisture cannot escape.

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You need to check the temperature settings and see if there is enough air flow in the refrigerator and freezer. You need to check for air flow restrictions in the vents and clean the compressor coils. The door seals, door switch, defrost heater and timer has to be checked. Also clean the clogged drain tube.

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The problem with the fridge is repetitive. A frost free fridge is supposed to be devoid of frost. To solve this issue once and for all the best bet is to get the last service man to take a look at it and locate where the air has been coming through. This can be blocked once the space is blocked then the fridge will stop frosting and sweating.
Hope this solution has been helpful?

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