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Model # FRT04LG3DW freezes up and blocks air flow to bottom of unit. It should be frost free.Where is the sensor for this and how should i check it?

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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer

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Be sure there's no excessive frost on it cause it may weaken cold air flow around.
Also do not load your fridge with too many unnecessary food stuff.
Arrange food stuff in order and do not block those air vent flowing that will hindrance flow.
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Check the air return on the bottom left wall of the refrigerator side. Check for cold air flow at the top of the refrigerator when the compressor is running. If you feel no air flow, open the freezer door and see if you detect significantly more air flow after opening the freezer door. This could indicate a return air flow restriction and make sure that there no blocking of air vent at the top of refrigerator section that supplies the cold air from the freezer.Check the door seal gasket on the refrigerator for leaks.
If the vents and air flow paths in the refrigerator are proper, then check the back wall of the freezer for excessive frost. A defrost system problem could be preventing the refrigerator from cooling properly. If you do see excessive frost on the evaporator in the freezer, you may be able to restore proper cooling in the refrigerator by storing your food in an ice chest and then shutting off the refrigerator/freezer and letting the unit completely defrost for about 24 hours. Leave the doors open for air circulation. After the frost on the evaporator has defrosted, plug the unit back in and see if the refrigerator and freezer will cool properly.
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I think I can assume the freezer isn't a "frost-free".
A short physics lesson; hot air holds more moisture than cold air; hot air will flow from a warm area to a colder area, and the colder area will cause the moisture to condensate and freeze(if colder area below freezing, as a freezer should be), causing frost build up.The more often the freezer is opened, the more frost will build up.
Now for 3 possibilities:1) If it is a self-defrosting type, check your defrost timer control...not working, or not working often enough.2) Door seals damaged and need replacement.3)Make the kids stay out of freezer.

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Sounds like you have a side by side ?
The frost build up sounds like you have a defrost problem. What this means is that your frost fee freezer is not defrosting your machine and is overheating the compressor and blocking the air flow to the freshfood side.

There are three things in the defrost system
1. the heater : located behind the back wall, most of the time at the bottom.
2. The limiter : located on the evaperator behind the back wall
3. Defrost timer : located almost anywhere...lol

you didn't provide me with a make or model so i cant look anything for your machine.

any of these componets could be bad if your defrost system failed.

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