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Ice in freezer compartment

I have an 8 month old LRFD22 and the inside of the freezer gets coated with ice--like an ice storm inside. You would have to chip off the ice to use the switch on the ice maker. Can anyone help? Our fridge is an LG LRFC22750TT, but I assume we have the same problem.  In our case, the ice build-up impedes the fan (which seems to be enclosed and not easily accessible) so that gradually it gets louder and louder.  Our quick fix has been to empty the freezer and defrost it manually.  Eventually, the frost builds up again, of course. I've got the same problem with ice build up on the fan. I chipped ice on the rear wall of the freezer but I can't get to the fan itself. It sounds loud, especially when you open the freezer. Thanks

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  • bns1 Sep 14, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem! Every few weeks the freezer compartment goes into a frenzy and within an hour I have a huge snow cone machine going on in my freezer. Whats the problem?

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Check to see if your drain tube is clear. Sometimes it freezes up at the base of the rear cover in these bottom freezers. Causing an ice dam.

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