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Frost/ice forming on top of the drawer and around the light. Has been cleaned out so that no packages are keeping drawer from closing well. Frig is not quite a year old.

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Hi if its less than a year, call the manufacturer they will send a repair guy out free of charge to find out the problemf or you.



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The bottom of my Panasonic frig freezer NR-B29SG2 keeps forming ice making it difficult to open the bottom drawer


Confirm that the seal around the door is tight.
Confirm that the door is fully closed with no obstructions and the door alignment is correct.
Confirm no ice between door and seal.

Using a strip of paper test the tension between the door and seal around the door.

Check the freezer temperature.

It is possible that the defrost cycle has stopped operating. Usually the self defrost will prohibit proper cooling as the ice builds up on the cooling coils. Look for ice build up on the cooling coils/vent openings.

Check the freezer and refrigerator temperatures.

Hope this has helped?

Nov 07, 2016 | Panasonic Refrigerators

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I have the freezer set at 3. There is ice forming all around the door and snow like frost on the food.


Frost buildup on food and ice around the door is due to warm air infiltration. This sounds like a door closure problem. Be sure that nothing is interfering with the drawer as it closes. Be sure to open the upper door and look down at the drawer top to see that the gasket is hitting the steel frame of the cabinet. Look all the way around the entire drawer front checking the seal.
Also open the drawer and hold it as it closes, so that if there is any food product binding it you will see it get hung open.
Good luck.

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I posted this on another problem, but this may help you too.
Check to see if there is frost on the back panel of the freezer.
If there is try solution below:
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I had a similar problem. The frost in the back is an indication that your coils are frozen. This could be from food packages falling out of the freezer drawers in the back and blocking the air circulation vents or maybe the freezer door was not closed completely and letting moist/humid air in and freezing the coils.
For me it was the first problem listed.I had to completely empty the freezer and Frig. and take the back panel off in the freezer. There you will see the coils and lots of ice!
1. Remove all items from the frig. and freezer and unplug frig.
2. Pull all the freezer drawers out.
3. On my GE side by side I took the light cover off and removed the bulb. There you will see two panel screws. Remove the screws.
4. Now pull out the mouldings on each side and you should be able to remove the panel.
5. Take a hair drier and completely defrost all the ice from the coils.
Be sure to keep plenty of towels handy for all the water mess. Remember to keep an eye on the drain tray in the back of the frig. and use a sponge to collect the water that will build up.
Hope this helps!.....
Woody

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Freeze will not freeze.


I had a similar problem. The frost in the back is an indication that your coils are frozen. This could be from food packages falling out of the freezer drawers in the back and blocking the air circulation vents or maybe the freezer door was not closed completely and letting moist/humid air in and freezing the coils.
For me it was the first problem listed.I had to completely empty the freezer and Frig. and take the back panel off in the freezer. There you will see the coils and lots of ice!
1. Remove all items from the frig. and freezer and unplug frig.
2. Pull all the freezer drawers out.
3. On my GE side by side I took the light cover off and removed the bulb. There you will see two panel screws. Remove the screws.
4. Now pull out the mouldings on each side and you should be able to remove the panel.
5. Take a hair drier and completely defrost all the ice from the coils.
Be sure to keep plenty of towels handy for all the water mess. Remember to keep an eye on the drain tray in the back of the frig. and use a sponge to collect the water that will build up.
Hope this helps!.....
Woody

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Your defrost drain hole is frozen closed.
Remove the back freezer panel and defrost the ice with a hair dryer.
Once the drain is clear poura 1/4 cup bleach in the drain hole.

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Water leaking from ceiling of frig, no ice forming.


pat,this is tom.if your box temps are fine.then you have a blocked defrost drain.[if temps bad ,will condensate in fresh food because warm temps]couple ways one is to shut box down eight hours other is to remove the back frezer panel and clean out all that ice and clear drain.you can use blow dry to melt ice[watch water and electricty do mix at all,be carefil]once ice gone use weed eater line with nott in one end to push threw and come out ouher end and cleanin His name,tom

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Keeps clicking on and off


Hello.
It sounds like your condenser fan might not be working, and causing your compressor to over heat. When you turn it down, the thermostat isn't demanding as much run time so the compressor isn't on as much, thus not overheating. Take off the back panel near the floor and see if it is turning or not. Also make sure the condenser coils underneath the frig are clean. If not them vacuum them out.
When it comes to the ice issue, you will need to be more specific. Where is the ice forming? And is it ice or frost?

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Bottom drawer does not properly close


Okay, I fixed it for now. The design for this bottom freezer drawer is not good. What happened was most likely that my son slammed the door, and it bounced and was slightly open. Overnight, ice started to form all over the compartment, including inside the drawer guides. Some ice was probably obstructing the drawer glide from sliding shut.

What I did, not thinking this was the solution, was to prop chairs against the drawer to close it while I searched for answers on the Internet. In the meantime, some of this ice must have refrozen in the closed position (due to the weight of the chairs). When I went to check it later, I had a little trouble opening the drawer. I gave it a hard yank and some small frost flew off, as I opened the drawer.

It was not easy sliding it due to the frost. I then moved it out and in until it felt smooth, and finally closed the drawer and it stayed in the shut position.

Kids are instructed to close the drawer gently and visually check that it is sealed. There is also an air passage between the refrigerator unit and the freezer so that when you close the double french doors, some air pushed to the freezer section and momentarily pops the drawer open. You should make sure that the drawer closes before leaving the kitchen. If you are on vacation, prop chairs to make sure both the freezer drawer and the french doors stay closed. This is important if you're in an earthquake area as a small tremor could open the doors and you'll get a fire when the lights stay on and burn through the wiring (as others have noted).

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