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Our near new Signature Freezer sig210v has iced up making the drawers impossible to pull out. Do you need to defrost this model? why has it iced up? how can we prevent this happening in the future

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There is normally a small filiament of metal which is attached to the defrost element and conducts heat down the drainpipe preventing ice build up. You can pour some boiling water onto this area and even wriggle a piece of plastic tubing down the drain pipe to dislodge any blockage. For future prevention, you can attach a piece of copper wire around the defrost element (in the absence of the original filiament) and extend it down the drainpiple

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SOURCE: Frozen vents from freezer to fridge

you most likely have a defrost problem.or a clogged need to check your defrost heater defrost timer and thermostat.if ice is formed over drain then you can unclog drain with hot will see when it is unclogged,water will run down drain without running over into bottom of freezer.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: fan runs constantly, freezer ice melting, bottom drawer in refrig

  • If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly.

  • If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf.

  • If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
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    SOURCE: our new GE Profile refrigerator makes too much ice

    there is a kit you can git to put on the arm that tells how much ice it has ..or you can carefully bend the arm down too tell it it is full hope this helped

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    SOURCE: makes too much ice and it overflows

    You cannot - this is a design issue that really cannot be fixed since the arm that senses the ice level cannot get caught up in the bucket or it would break every time you opened the freezer. Any fridge brand of this type has the same issue.

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    Hotpoint rfA70 keep clogging up with ice really badly even just after defrosting , the ice covers the drawer openings, making it impossible to open the drawers, what number should freezer be set at.

    Most refrigerators have a normal start up control setting of half way. So if the control has numbers 1 to 9 the normal setting would be 5. If lettered like A to E middle would be C. Excessive frost and ice build up is usually a sign of an air leak. Check the door gasket for gaps or cuts and replace if needed. Another possible problem is if you have an interior light it might be staying on. The cause would be a bad door switch.

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    Auto-defrost refrigerator freezer ice build-up

    Check vents/grills to make sure they are dust free. May need to be replaced. In meantime, leave freezer door open to thaw away ice (remove food not wanting to get thawed)

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    Frigidaire bottom freezer spills ice when opened and I can't shut the drawer til I fish the ice cubes out.

    You might be well served with a general defrost of the unit. But before you do, make sure that the mounting screws on the ice maker are fully in. Then if so, warm the lower surface of the ice maker where cubes are ejected with a hair dryer for a minute or two (medium not high). It could be that extraneous ice is catching the cubes. What does it feel like to the hand?

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    Maytag fridge water dripping from inside freezer side

    This sounds like the evaporator drain may be clogged either in the freexer compartment or at the outlet to the drain pan under the unit. Every defrost cycle the defrost element makes water by melting the ice on the evaporator coils. If the drain is clogged there is no other place for the ice to go. Many times the drain may just have ice buildup in the evaporator drain funnel that can be corrected with a manual defrosting.

    To do this manual defrosting all you do is first unplug the unit then remove everything from the freezer compartment. After that place a fan blowing into the freezer section for a little over 2 hours. Please NOTE this will make more of that pesky water mess so be ready to tend to the mess as it presents itself.

    After the 2 hour fan session plug the unit back in and reload the freezer compartment with previous content. Monitor for the possibility of the water manifeting itself again.

    In addidtion to the above there is a drain pan catch basin in the bottom of the unit near the compressor. They are usually white plastic on Maytag units and not to rugged. Make sure that the drain pan is not loaded with debris. There is about a 1/2 inch diameter opaque plastic line that drains into the catch basin. That is the Evaporator darin tube. Ensure the very end of the tube does not have caked up debris in the very end of the tube. Sometimes this tube cakes up and then the debris dries hard inside the tube near the end. Make sure the tube is free of foreign objects and clean.

    After all of the above / cleaning and clearing / manual defrosting it is still making water then most likely the lower panel under the defrosting element / evaporator may have become disconnected allowing defrost cycle water from the melted ice into the freezer compartment vs exit via the drain. To fix the disconnected power metal panel problem the rear freezer panel would have to removed to re-attach / repair the metal panel that guides the water into the evaporator drain.

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    Mar 26, 2010 | Maytag 25.6 cu. ft. Wide-By-Side...

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    Thick layer of ice has formed at bottom of freezer. Cannot even pull out the bottom basket

    If freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, ie defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
    You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model

    Aug 13, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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    Build up of ice on bottom of LG fridge freezer

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    I had the same problem - took out the back panel.  Some firm pulling is required as there is a clip just below and to the right of the lower screw as well as some small retaining 'bumps' on the side and a pair of 'dragon's teeth' retainers at the top.  Pull at the bottom and let it drop down.
    Took out the next panel - after defrosting at the bottom with a hair dryer - clips on side near bottom and encourage it to drop down a little and unplug fan unit.
    Bottom tray was solid with ice - hair dryer again until drain hole was cleared to allow melt water to discharge into tray below heat exchanger in the rear compartment for evaporation.
    There appears to be a U-shaped heating element - 4 ohms - below the freezing coils.  Presumably this is intended to melt any ice.  I suspect that this may not be operating efficiently if at all.
    As it took about 8 years to get into this state, I propose to check that the outlet into the back is free every year or so and defrost if necessary

    Mar 15, 2009 | LG LFD22860 Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer...

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    Ice repeatedly forms at the bottom of the freezer compartment. Eventually it reaches the door and water leaks out. Signature Series Frostfree Model HMG51108

    Your defrost drain line is frozen up.
    Turn off fridge, remove bottom freezer drawers.
    Remove visible ice.
    Take a hair dryer and melt ice at the back of the freezer at the drain pan.
    Pour a water and bleach mixture through drain hole.
    This procedure could take a hour or more.

    Feb 21, 2009 | Admiral 26 cu. ft. Side-By-Side...

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    Ice block at back of bottom freezer

    the freezer heater needs replacing, it's about $50.00 bring the model number to your local part place retailer. and they can seld you a new one.

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    Cannot get ice drawer back on the track 500 series

    Unfortunately, you need defrost freezer - put freezer thermostat on OFF. You possibly got broken ice tray or damaged sliders.Or leak in ice maker area. Till you defrost that compartment - no chance to pull tray out.

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    Freezer has layer of frost on back wall - refrigerator not working

    Defrost circuit problem, the snow means that your freezer coil is not being automatically defrosted. This could be a problem with the defrost heaters or defrost timer. Also in the newer models a module
    controls this operation. Call for service. Removing ice or snow from the back wall is not the solution. The coil behind the back wall is also frozen and no air is circulating.

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