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Heavy Frost in Freezer

The freezer section has heavy, heavy frost (like frosty the snowman kind) and there is accumulation of ice on the right side of the freezer. This just started after 2 years of use. What is causing this?

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  • SCGirl40 Jun 17, 2008

    I took everything out of the freezer section to look for the cause and as I did this my daughter saw a frozen food package in back of the drawer. The package was preventing the door from closing completely, although it looked and sounded closed. We removed the package, cleaned the freezer of frost and it is working perfectly. We did have an air leak and thankfully it was just an obstruction and not a mechanical problem.

  • ramtough1949 Aug 25, 2008

    ice in freezer where the evoperator is like snow

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    same problem here, any fixes?

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    The freeezer drawer on my LG French Door style fridge does not seal on the left side. The hinge keeps coming loose from the door itself, which is what is causing the frost. When you pull on the door handle to open the freezer it angles out at the top, then it pulls open. I think this is why the hinge comes off. How do I fix this? I have put the hinge back on once, but it came off again within a week or so. The door did not originally tilt out like it does now. How do I stop this?

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You have an air leak coming from the light switch in the ceiling of the freezer.  You will need to call LG for resolution on this problem.  I believe there is a fix for this problem.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

  • dear_TRAGEDY Nov 04, 2011

    Wtf?? Is that what yer gunna tell them??? Wow awesome help!! Well the problem is right there. The RIGHT SIDE of freezer door is not closing all the way? Check for food blocking any area of door or on floor of freezer...p.s. u don't need a service call. LG's are notorious for gears to come off track..give it a nice pull and it will realign itself....or have the Guy wit the last comment chrage u for 10min of his time

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