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Frost on back of refrigerator

It gets frost buildup in refrigerator

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  • Sherrae Jul 15, 2008

    I also get frost on the back of my refrigerator which melts at times and drains onto the floor. 

  • mameve Jul 18, 2008

    Lots of frozen frost on back of the refrigerator--look like Antartica--thick and frozen solid.


  • cuperken Oct 31, 2008

    Same here. Thick ice forms on the back bottom left back of the refrigerator. The service man has checked the freon level, coils, and replaced the door gasket (it was bad in any case and not part of the problem).


    He also "reprogrammed" the controls per Subzero's instructions.


    Problem persists.

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Frost is a natural occurrence on the evaporator coils in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. To prevent frost buildup, a self-defrosting refrigerator warms the coils using a defrost heater several times each day to melt away the frost. This frost melts into water and flows out of the compartment through the drain. If any part of the defrost system is not working properly, the result can be heavy frost buildup that may affect the cooling capacity of the refrigerator.

The defrost timer is a mechanism that tells the defroster how long to run to melt the frost. The limit switch measures the temperature in the freezer and helps to maintain it, while the heater is the key element that melts the frost. Any one of these components could need replacement at a given time, which will result in this over-frosting.
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