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Samsung silver nano

The freezer keeps freezing up
ice forms behind the back cover and the fan blade catches on the ice

i just defrosted it and now the 'm' light is flashing on the cooling power indicator on the freezer door
not sure what is wrong and how to fix

thx dave

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  • dawlew Aug 31, 2008

    THX NG FAM
    The fridge is only about 2 yrs old, there is no sign of air leaks that I can see however I did wonder if that were the problem, upon closer inspection of the seals they seam good as new.
    It is sealed from the outside, you have to take a panel out of the inside of the freezer box in the back to access the fan etc. I took this off and dealt with the ice but no clues as to the problem.

    anymore tips would be appreciated


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Friend,
ngfam1 At your service!

How old is the refrigerator?

If ice forms you may have an outside air leak passing the rubber seal around the door. usually at the corners!
If the seal is not perfect you may not be able to see it with your eye to realize it is leaking air!
my advice is,
if the refrigerator is 9 years old or more it is cheaper to buy a new one!
Todays refrigerators are much more efficient and cost a hell of a lot less to operate. your electric bill will go down Too!

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