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Signature 2000 Refigerator by Admiral - Model HMG19294DB Freezer is not freezing and frost is building up in the freezer.

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Have you checked you evaporator coils?

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jul 29, 2008

    This is a common occurrence, and doesn’t always have
    a clear-cut solution. You’ll want to check the internal freezer
    temperature. The operating temperature range of most residential
    freezers is between -10F and +10F. The optimum temperature of the
    freezer is between 0F and 5F. Proper refrigerator operating
    temperatures should be between 36 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. If the
    refrigerator temperature is very close to the 35 degree mark, you can
    try turning the temperature up a little bit.

    Sometimes, rearranging how you put your foods in the
    refrigerator
    can make a difference. The temperatures vary from compartment to
    compartment. Another common cause is a leaky gasket. Try putting a
    dollar bill between the gasket and the frame of the freezer as you
    close the door. If the dollar comes out without resistance, then you
    need a new door gasket.

    When installing a refrigerator door gasket, you should allow
    the
    gasket to adjust to room temperature before removing it from the
    carton. When carrying or handling the gasket, you want to carry it by
    the corners. This will help to prevent breakage of the flexible magnet.
    Should the magnet be found to be broken, it will NOT impair its
    effectiveness. If the gasket is deformed or twisted from long storage,
    you can heat the deformed section with an electric heater, hair dryer,
    or a 150-300 watt light bulb. Holding the heat source about 1 inch to 3
    or 4 inches from the gasket, move the heat source back and forth to
    maintain even warming. Apply heat until gasket has resumed its original
    shape. This can also correct an already installed, deformed gasket.
    Make sure you use caution so as not to damage the inner door panel.



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