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Inside back wall of Fridge is swelling

The back plastic wall on the inside of my refridgerator is swollen and looks like its "pregnant", protruding so much that it has pushed the horizontal compartments forward so much that I can no longer close the fridge door and had to remove those compartments. The fridge is otherwise working. What is wrong?

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Art, I need to get a little more information from you. Does the condenser fan under the refrigerator seem to work and blowing warm air from below and or behind the refrigerator? The motor feeling warm is OK. Only when too hot to touch on top. Needs to cycle also. When you opened the freezer did you hear the fan blowing? Thanks, JT

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer works but fridge remains warm.

The same fan that circulates air in the freezer also blows air in to the fridge. If you open the freezer door and hold the door switch closed you should hear the fan running. If not you have a failed motor or motor control. Look at the back wall of the freezer section and see if there is a heavy frost build up. If so. you have a defrost system problem. Please post back with what you find and with the complete model number and I will try to walk you through the steps of checking everything.
Thanks/Mike

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the drain tube is clogged or maybe frozen, remove the restriction and you will have no more problem

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer door pops open when fridge door is closed.

well u need to check the rubber of ur freezer ;s door .some damaging in the rubber is causing the problem.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

sodeep
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SOURCE: the fridge compartment was heavily iced on the

The fan blower and/or heater assembly has failed leading to ice build up inside. However it could be more simple 'cos the drain from the freezer to the pan under the refrigerator is plugged up - most likely with ice. You can see this drain line behind the refrigerator. When the freezer goes through an automatic defrost this drain line is used to get the water out of the freezer. Try a thorough manual defrost to see if the line opens up - you will have quite a bit of water in the tray underneath and it might overflow. That is probably all you will have to do to fix this problem.
Basically three things to look for: clogged drain, bad defrost timer, bad mullion heater strip.

Posted on Dec 03, 2010

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