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Frost on upper dr and ceiling frigidare frost free upright freezer already installed door insulation kit & sealed heat exchanger entry into cabinet and drain line has trap

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Check the door gasket for seal by closing the door on a dollar bill or some other stiff thin paper. As you slide it around the door it should have resistance.

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How can I keep frost from building up so much or as fast in my non-frost free freezer?

Non-defrosting freezers are very cool...

Chest types are superior to the uprights... because your cold feet from opening the door on the upright... just cooled down your room... and WARM / MOIST air just re-entered the unit... again to be brought back to zero temperature with your precious utility dollars...


Caused more frost to form.

All air coming into the cooled space will contribute frost build up.

Humidity or overly steamy kitchens will aggravate the situation.

A lot of frost (build up) can easily be caused by too much contemplation in front of the freezer... waiting for that INSPIRATION

Air intrusion can be caused by an ice cube, poor arrangement of food... or actual door obstruction (pizza-box)... or even where a wire or tube passes through the refrigerator housing.

An easy check for your door seal .. and PROPER DOOR ALIGNMENT is called the "DOLLAR Bill test".

((any piece of EQUIVALENT paper will work JUST FINE.. and one never really knows where a DOLLAR bill has actually been... I'm just saying!!))

A simple visual is the best start... the seal should be clean & in full contact with the entire area between the door and refrigerator compartments...!!. Open the door... and in ANY suspect area slip the "dollar bill" between the housing of the refrigerator DOOR SEAL.

Pulling the dollar out you will feel the proper contact provides
a modest amount of resistance to your pull on the dollar...
THE SEAL IS PERFECT... in THAT location.

Continue on with the entire inspection UNTIL you are CONVINCED that THE SEAL is good.

After that ... you are pretty much left to moving to a dryer climate...
but personally... I feel AUTOMATIC DEFROSTING is a controlled version of wasting your FROZEN FOODS.

That is why I think Non-frost free freezers are very cool...!!

Best regards!

Aug 31, 2015 | Frost Refrigerators

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So, is this a problem? Does it allow frozen items to thaw? Frost free freezers work by going into a heat cycle about once every 20 hours or so for about 20 minutes; your model may be defrosting too long. During defrost, the compressor is off, and a heater is on inside the coils of the freezer. This melts ice built up on the heat exchanger. It might be normal for your model to be off for up to an hour if there is heavy frost build-up. Are the doors shutting and sealing correctly? A bad seal on the freezer door will allow frost to build up quickly.
Some of the Samsung models connect to your home network and allow the power company to put them into power save mode when necessary--this might be what your's is doing, but there is a panel indication when this happens.

Feb 10, 2015 | Samsung RSH1DBMH Silver 735 l Fridge...

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What's causing frost across the doortop of our upright freezer?

Sometimes there is a little spacer at the hinge to guide the door. I would make sure the door is squared up properly to the inside so that the space of the seal is consistent with the non frosting side. Don't forget, that top hinge can be adjusted to angle the door for even spacing. You can even put a spacer on the bottom to raise the door if necessary. Later, remember the door should close slowly on its own.

Jan 23, 2015 | Frost Refrigerators

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Freezer fine but fridge warm

The fan seems to be out looks like you need a new fan motor for freezer component

Nov 14, 2013 | GE PDS22SIS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Upright freezer, non-frost free. We are having to defrost it frequently as in monthly. We used to do it once a year if needed. Frosts up quickly, especially on ceiling with snowflakes falling from...

. More than likely you have a bad freezer door seal gasket . If the freezer door does not completely seal when closed , the outside (humid) air enters the inner compartment. As the air is cooled , the water molecules freeze and form the frost you are experiencing . Only one of two things can be wrong . It is either the seal itself , or the door is warped due to excessive force or bad door hinges keeping it from closing properly . There is one more possibility but only if the door has a mechanical latch . If this is the case , the latch might need to be adjusted or replaced .

Feb 18, 2011 | Refrigerators

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We have a 2004 maytag upright freezer and the shelves frost up and food has freezer burn within days. We have it set at max setting and it is -5 degrees. The numbers on the freezer are SN 10095657EA; MN...

in looking up your model mqu1554aew. i cked the wiring and this is a plane jane freezer it is not frost free and running the temp at 5 deg is a good tempt for the freezer . now you stated that the shelves frost up rght a -way . so i would think that the door seal is not sealing . and the compressor is running 24 /7 . it should get cold and shut off and run times should be at 45 to 50 % .. so take a dollar and close it in the seal in different places and ck the tennsion if low or none its leaking . also look for the door and should be square to the cabnet . and also level . hope this helps mm feed back pls .

Dec 11, 2010 | Refrigerators

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My frost free kenmore upright freezer collects frost around the top where the light is. I have checked the door seal and there seems to be no leakage. It is less than 2 years old

if frost free is collecting ice any where ther is a air leak . ck for poor seal.s seals sometime look good but not sealing . use a $10.00 bill a five won't work close the door on it in several places and ck the tennison . on tennison / bad seal /.. mm

Aug 11, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Freezer door pops open

there's nothing wrong w/your dr seal. add a then layer of silcone or vaseline to the seal. this will make it sticky again.

Jul 14, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Kenmore upright fridge--freezer door drips when cleaning

Condensation has formed and frozen behing the door panel. You can live with it, or take apart the panel and dry it out - you may have to replace some insulation. Hope this helps!

Feb 07, 2009 | Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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Ice build-up on the inside top of of freezer door

This is a problem that the factory has released a bulletin on.They have released new hinges, and insulation for inside the door. So far I've only seen the bulletin for Kenmore upright freezers made by Frigidaire. Since it is a Kenmore the bulletin is a Sears Service Flash but the units are identical. For sears its SF46-517. They may extend the service to Frigidaire units but you'll have to contact Frigidaire about that.

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